An article by Andy McCabe
There are people that use paper day planners effectively and those that don’t. I am in the latter group. The very nature of a planner prescribes that it has to be with you, updated and correct at all times. You could carry a subset, perhaps a task list and appointments. You could even write future events on that list and then enter back in on the planner… but the energy required to stop, regroup and update constantly got spent on constant urgent requests. For me, it did not happen no matter how well intentioned I was.
Originally published in The Standard (Pg. 14; Vol. 280, No. 21)