7 reasons to use paper notebooks


8 September 2023 by WTF Notebooks

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Ah, the trusty paper notebook. Some may call it old-fashioned, but let's face it – sometimes the old ways are the best ways. Here are seven reasons why paper notebooks are still superior to those pesky digital note-keeping tools:

1 – Improved focus and concentration:

Using a paper notebook means no more notifications popping up to distract you from your work. It's just you, your notebook, and your undivided attention. And let's be real, when was the last time a notification improved your concentration?

2 – Better for your health:

Not only does writing with a pen and paper improve your fine motor skills, but studies have also shown that it can reduce stress and improve your mood. So, ditch the digital and get writing!

3 – Better for the environment:

Sure, digital devices may be all shiny and new, but they also require electricity to run. Paper notebooks are made from a renewable resource and can be recycled when you're done with them. Take that, carbon footprint!

4 – More flexible and versatile:

Want to take notes during a long flight or in a location with no Wi-Fi? No problemo! Paper notebooks – particularly the handy, compact type – are the ultimate travel companion, always ready to go wherever you go.

5 – More personal and sentimental:

You can't add a hand-drawn doodle or a heartfelt note to a digital document. Paper notebooks are like your very own personalized time capsule, full of memories and reminders of your past self.

6 – The novelty aspect:

Not only are paper notebooks practical, but they can also be downright fun. Imagine sitting in class or at work and pulling out a journal titled ‘My list of things I was right about’ or ‘Meetings that could have been emails’. That’s what you get with WTF Notebooks – and you won’t get that with fancy notes apps.

7 – Better for long-term storage:

Good luck accessing your old notes on that outdated device you thought was so cool five years ago. Meanwhile, your trusty paper notebook will be waiting for you, still fresh as the day you wrote in it.


So, there you have it – seven reasons why paper notebooks are still reigning supreme in the note-taking world. Not only do they improve your concentration, but they're also good for the environment, your health, and your sentimental side. Plus, with fun and unique designs like the ones offered by WTF Notebooks, you can add a touch of personality to your note-taking game. So, ditch the digital and get yourself a good old-fashioned notebook.

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