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Paper Calendar

I might teach my clients how to use an electronic calendar, but I’ve learned never to suggest — for fear of sparking panic — that they replace their paper ones.

True, you can’t scribble in the margins of the electronic calendar or hang it in the kitchen, but it is always with you, it syncs among your devices, it backs up, and it easily displays day, week, month, and year views. All good stuff. (Yes, a pocket-size calendar might always be with you too, in your purse … along with your phone.)

Fortunately, you do not have to replace your beloved paper calendar. You can keep both paper and electronic calendars, making double entries, until you decide which works best for you. Or, you can print a hard copy of your electronic calendar. It will act as a paper back up, you can print it as often as practical, and you can scribble in the margins.

Maybe the New Year is the time to try it?