You absolutely do not need to be a seasoned scrapbooker. Go digital if that is more you. Most of us are memory keepers anyway. All the photos and words we pour out in stories, at the heart of it, is really documentation of our memories, of moments in time we want to capture.
Do you have half-finished photo albums, boxes of old photos, and 10 years of an Instagram feed to document your life? Find a way to organize your most treasured memories for easy viewing. Organizing can be therapeutic for some, and going through everything is a trip down memory lane!
Look at your favorite memories all year long with a galley wall. Find an open space like a hallway or staircase to create a photo collage. Mix and match vintage frames or go for a modern look with uniform frames with mats.
Make sure your family stories aren’t lost in time. Find a nice journaling notebook or create a photobook with stories from your grandparents, parents, children, and yourself. Go a step further and create a family tradition of reading this book together.
If your phone albums are full of photos, use an online photobook service to print and organize your memories. Try creating a book a year, or create books for special moments like family trips or holidays.
If it’s been a while since your last photoshoot, it may be time to schedule one! Find a photographer in your area with an editing style and personality that suits your family dynamic. All that’s left is to say cheese!
Creating memories can mean planning a trip or holiday, but it can also be taking time to play a board game or visit a park together. Remember to make time for the important people in your life and create new memories together.
Self-reflection is the key to self-awareness. It allows you to look neutrally at your thoughts, feelings, emotions, and actions.
It is about questioning what you do and why you do it. Through this practice, you’ll be able to look at yourself with newfound interest and curiosity.
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