It’s the more mindful task management system for pen and paper.
Zen-Journal is a minimalist planning method that results in tracking only what’s most important.
Choose your favorite items—a pen, a notebook, and your favorite digital device—and see how organizing and executing your daily plans can be a more mindful, efficient, and enjoyable process.
Here are three of my top posts that introduce the power and ease of Zen-Journal.
The Top 5 Benefits of Becoming a Zen-Journal User
Benefit #1: Getting More Hours In Your Day*
*OK, that’s mathematically impossible because of the space-time continuum thing…but that’s what it feels like. As a kid, your mom probably told you that if you get your homework done immediately after school, you’d have more free time to play video games or go outside and climb trees or whatever you did outside.
It’s the same principle coming back to bite/reward you (depending on how well you listened to Mom). By understanding and implementing a solid set-up of your Zen-Journal, you’ll develop the skills to rapidly organize your life and commitments.
When you have all your ducks-in-a-row, so to speak, you’ll have more time to spend on the things that matter most. You know, like climbing trees, reading to your kids, or playing more Halo. (I’ve never played…just trying to be cool.. 🙄 )
Benefit #2: Finally Feeling In Control…
The Pen Beats the Keyboard ~ Why Using a Handwritten Zen-Journal Will Make You Smarter and More Competitive
“If you want to start retaining more information, stop using your laptop or tablet.”
That’s not just some a suggestion from a guy who thinks Zen-Journal is a cool productivity tool, (hey, that rhymes) it’s what research studies are proving from looking at the topic of student/user productivity and retention of information.
Pam A. Mueller (Princeton University) and Daniel M. Oppenheimer (University of California, Los Angeles), studied this topic and published a paper in 2014 in the journal, Psychological Science that presented their findings when studying the effects of digital versus manual technologies for college/university students.
The results of their study and others suggest that laptop note taking, while faster and more user-friendly, isn’t as effective a system for retaining information and processing information. In fact, three separate studies found that students who took notes on laptops performed worse on conceptual questions than students who took notes longhand.
The Relevancy Filter ~ The Zen Master’s Secret for Preventing Overscheduling, Overcommitment, and Overwhelm
Are you tired of trying every new planning system on the market and still feeling over-scheduled, overcommitted, and overwhelmed? I don’t blame you because that’s my story, too. After reading this article, it won’t be a problem any longer.
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