Notebooks Are Distraction Free

When I say notebooks, I don't mean those lightweight laptops that the tech industry calls notebook. I mean real paper notebooks. These paper notebooks are distraction free.

Field Notes Pocket Notebook and Fisher Bullet Space Pen

If you've been following this online journal, you probably already know that I keep a Bullet Journal. I mean I only ever mention it every other post or so. I also have a Work Journal. I also have a number of Field Notes notebooks lying around. I use these Field Notes notebooks in a variety of ways. One is a Food Journal. Another is Baby Caleb's milk, temperature, wet/dirty diaper, health tracker. Another is a backup satellite Bullet Journal. Another is a catch-all notebook for whatever needs to be written down.

So, why do I like paper notebooks so much? Why do I like them over using my smartphone or my PC to write down notes? The main reason is that, just like the title states, they are distraction free. There's no social media, or browsers, or games, or other apps in it to distract me from the writing process. It keeps me focused on writing down what I need to write down. Nothing more, nothing less.

This is not to say that I don't ever write down notes on my smartphone or my PC. For certain situations, I do. But for the most part, if I had a choice between writing down my thoughts on a paper notebook or a digital device, I would choose the paper notebook most of the time.

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