Best of all, it never runs out of battery and replacing it isn’t expensive.
These days, it seems like we do almost everything through an app on our phones. Not that there’s anything wrong with that, but there are a number of overlooked advantages to regularly carrying and using an old-fashioned notepad or notebook, like the ones we used growing up.
The benefits of using one are readily available to almost everyone at any age. Are you ready to “download” the advantages a notebook or notepad can bring you?
1. Improved mental health
Disconnecting from your electronic devices for periods of time is good for you. While it’s true that there are things that you need from your smartphone (be it to communicate with your family and friends more easily, or to check social media so as to stay informed, etc.), it’s actually beneficial to carry out other tasks using a notebook, such as writing down your shopping list or weekend outings, especially if you feel that you’re already somewhat “addicted” to your mobile devices.
Experts claim that detaching from electronic equipment several times a day is good for the brain, since we break the habit of constantly checking notifications at every moment, which can lead to anxiety, sleep problems, and worse. Furthermore, you can use the notebook as a kind of diary, a place to write down and unburden yourself of emotions, even in the form of poems and/or songs. This is a technique widely used by psychiatrists to help people learn how to express their feelings, as well as to identify and stop patterns of negativity.