I want to see if anyone could give me a paper calendar recommendation. I have found that I am far more effective if I use paper and pencil opposed to task management apps or digital calendars. I think they are nice, but a paper calendar allows me to physically write in the tasks I want to accomplish for the upcoming week during a pre-week planning session. Ultimately it gives me greater control of my calendar; however, I can't find one that is designed in a way that includes the sections I would like. I currently have a weekly style pad called the “Planner Pad.” Also, just to elaborate, I use a legal pad as a capture inbox for all of my tasks.
I would like a calendar that includes these items:
-Daily box for deadlines – i.e.: “Expense Report Due”
-Daily box for events that are not meetings – i.e.: “mom’s birthday”
-Full calendar with space to add specific tasks, not just meetings
-And finally I would prefer to have a space for each day that has 5-6 lines for critical tasks that should be completed that day
As a second part to my question, I am curious to ask professionals who have been around long enough to remember what it's like not to use digital apps for task management, what were or are your best strategies for managing your work flow on paper?