What is Digital Planning?
Planning and journaling is a process to get your tasks and routines done in the most effective and efficient way. When we talk about planners and journals, we think of a tangible paper product to put our lists, trackers, goals, and plans such as a desktop calendar, a notebook, a binder, or even just a notepad to list down all our to-do lists. But in this article, we are going to talk about digital planning.
I’ve been writing in my journals since I was 12. Throughout this time, I had my own style and techniques on how to express myself when writing. I would use washi tape, stickers, ephemera, and paper patterns to decorate the pages. I even used clear stamps to add some flourishes.
As time went by, technology became essential to our lives, and we adapted to these changes. When I transitioned to digital planning and journaling, I found it more convenient as I didn’t need to carry all my planners and sticker sheets. Instead, I only carry my iPad Pro and it holds all my 25+ notebooks and 50+ sticker graphics.
When I started my digital planning journey, I became more focused on my goals, and I completed my goals more efficiently. My process takes minutes as I just need to write it down on my iPad whenever a random idea pops up. I can also save a backup copy of my files in the cloud and access them easily. I have received a lot of positive feedback and some have asked me questions such as:
What do I need to start digital planning and journaling?
- A tablet, stylus, or any iPad version that is compatible with Apple Pencil
- An app that supports annotation in PDF documents (examples are Goodnotes, Noteshelf, Notability, and others)
Where can I get digital planners and journals?
- There are tons of digital planners and notebooks available online. What I suggest is to download a free digital planner first to check if it’s really for you.
Is Digital Planner the same as Printable Planner?
- You can use printable planners since the only difference between them is they have a specific format for when you print them.
Since I started digital planning, I never looked back on traditional planning. Some may not agree with me as they still want to use physical paper or notebooks to write their plans. It’s really a user’s preference if they should stick with traditional planning or shift to digital planning.
Are you ready to explore the world of digital planning and journaling?