Three stationery staples I’ve been loving lately

Since I literally just got home from Cologne Germany about two hours ago, I haven’t had time to do much else but unpack and eat some of the candy that we bought while traveling. And since we’re coming up on midnight in about a half an hour as of writing this, this is going to have to be a short, but hopefully useful, blogpost.  So without further ado, here are three of the stationery items I’ve been loving, and can fully recommend for anyone who does a lot of studying per day:

  1. The Brilliant Reading Rest: I CANNOT recommend this enough. Since one of my dear friends from vet school showed me hers, I immediately knew I had to get one of my own. It’s great for mitigating back pain and strain from hunching over your textbooks all day, and has retractable page holders and three different height settings, making it a hugely flexible tool. Not only that, I’ve found that using it to prop up your computer while sitting on the couch, for instance, keeps it from heating up too much when it’s sat on my lap. All in all, a great tool!
  2. Folders: There is something so satisfying about seeing all your notes neatly sorted in a folder. When I’m done with population medicine, I’m going to add a picture/a link to what my current folder setup is, and how I sort out my notes, but how you use it is entirely up to you.
  3. Calendars: While I keep all of my lecture and lab times in iCal, I find that keeping a handwritten calendar is great for jotting down quick notes. These can include things like what homework needs to get done, or did the professor say something in the lecture that you want to read more on, or if you have an idea for a side project, and the list goes on. I currently have two wall calendars, one for exercise and one for things that are school related, and a planner. While I’m hesitant to recommend the planner I’m currently using, for the previous 3 years before I got this year's calendar, I’ve been using the classic Moleskine daily planners. I like the size and feel of them, they’re not too busy or colorful, and are portable and sturdy enough to keep in your backpack.

That concludes the list! I’ve included Amazon links to everything, which you can access by clicking the images or names of the products listed above. These are not affiliate links, I just thought some of you might want to check it out.