The Fyne Editions Notebook Range
WHY USE A PAPER NOTEBOOK IN THE AGE OF THE INTERNET?
With the right apps, a modern smartphone can do almost anything, however it’s also useful to occasionally ditch your phone in favour of a trusty notebook. Here are seven reasons to carry a physical paper notebook around with you at all times…
1. GIVE YOUR BRAIN A REST.
Switching from relying on your phone in every aspect of your life to using a physical notebook can be beneficial for more than just your handwriting. You can’t check social networks on your notebook, for one. Committing to using a notebook for certain aspects of your life—say, your to-do list—can help wean you from your smartphone addiction. Overusing your phone can lead to sleep issues, anxiety, decreased productivity, and other issues, and experts recommend putting away your phone periodically during the day to break the cycle of checking and rechecking your notifications every few minutes.
Outsourcing a few of your digital tasks to a physical notebook can make it easier to stay away from the screen. If you don’t know what you would fill a paper notebook with, try starting with something easy like a planner, where you can keep track of your goals, to-do list, and appointments in an organised fashion.
2. NO BATTERIES REQUIRED.
Smartphones and apps are convenient and useful – until your phone goes dead. Paper and pen/pencil don’t require any charging and are always ready to use. Even if you use your smartphone or computer for most writing tasks, it’s great to keep a notebook on hand for when your digital devices run out of juice. Even if your phone isn’t yet dead, using a notebook can help you save that battery life for something more important, like texting, phoning, getting directions or playing games.
3. A MUGGER WILL TAKE A SMARTPHONE BUT NOT A NOTEBOOK
Heaven forbid you are ever mugged in the street or your car/home is broken in to, but a mugger/robber is only interested in stealing items to sell on, and a notebook has no value to them whatsoever.
4. A NOTEBOOK IS AS VERSATILE AS YOU NEED IT TO BE
A notebook will always trump an app when it comes to versatility. They aren’t just for taking notes or journaling, athough they are great for that, too. A notebook can be a repository for all the odds and ends you want to remember, from your grocery list to your to do list. Ideas for that bestseller or a meaningful poem to a restaurant review or your holiday and travel memories. Nor do you need to use it solely for writing. It’s also a great place for your sketches, doodles, and diagrams.
5. YOU NEVER KNOW WHEN INSPIRATION WILL STRIKE …
Carrying a notebook has been an essential part of the creative process for centuries. Ludwig van Beethoven didn’t go anywhere without one, just in case inspiration struck while he was out. Benjamin Franklin carried a pocket notebook to chart his moral progress on his “13 virtues” character development plan. Mark Twain took notebooks with him wherever he travelled to write down observations and book ideas. The same goes for today. Modern authors and artists know that their best ideas probably won’t come to them when they’re sitting down at their desks, ready to work. They carry notebooks to make sure that they are always ready when a brilliant thought comes to mind. Even if you aren’t planning on becoming a famous writer or composer, you no doubt have flashes of brilliance during your everyday life, and a notebook will allow you to remember them.
6. YOUR MEMORY IS UNRELIABLE AND MAY NOT IMPROVE…
A notebook is the perfect place to jot down a quick thought before you forget it. While you may think in the moment that the memory will stick with you, chances are, that little titbit of information or spark of an idea won’t stick. Not only is memory fleeting, but it’s incredibly fallible. Even when we believe we remember events vividly, our recollections can be wrong. Is it any surprise, then, that we struggle to remember phone numbers and grocery lists?
Carrying pen and paper and writing down events and thoughts during the day is a good way to bolster your memory, but a notebook can be used for less lofty purposes, too.
FYNE EDITIONS NOTEBOOK SPECIFICATIONS
Format = Paperback.
Size = 6 inches x 9 inches.
Cover = Matte.
Extent – 120 pages.
Printed – To order by Amazon.
Delivery – Allow 7 days.