I was always a paper-based To Do list enthusiast until about five years ago when I learned how to use MS Outlook to its full capabilities and then tasks became my best friend. I even train people in MS Outlook productivity. So, I was a little surprised at myself how quickly I adapted to using a paper productivity planner this year. while I still use MS Outlook calendar daily, I use the tasks function much less frequently these days. MS Outlook is essential to me but as productivity planners have more of an emphasis on goal setting and motivation rather than scheduling and efficiently, they definitely have their place for me.
This is how I used my planner this year and the benefits I felt:
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