18 Dec 3 Ways Managing Your Photos is an Act of Self Care
Odds are you’ve not once thought of the process of managing your photos as an act of self-care.
In this blog we will talk about how managing your photos can give you freedom, clarity and connection.
We know that most people think of photo management as tedious and time consuming. Scrolling through an endless camera roll, trying to differentiate your album from your elbow and cursing that other four-letter word… SYNC!
Those things might feel boring and hard but ignoring your photo collection is sabotage.
The reality is you’re not about to stop taking photos and the number of photos you’ve amassed will keep growing every day.
We think it’s time for you to end the sabotage, so let’s talk about photo management as self-care.
Often you won’t have even realised that there has been fear and guilt weighing you down.
Guilt that you had left precious photos languish in dusty shoe boxes.
Fear that your story and legacy could be lost if you didn’t take the time to preserve the photos. The great sense of relief and peace of mind after finally tackling a photo organising project is often underestimated.
FREEDOM = SELF-CARE
Often, we stash away old memories, simply because we can’t deal with the emotions they bring up. For example, after a loved one passes or at the end of a relationship. By finding and dealing with photos that were part of a difficult time or process, you can discover mental clarity and gain closure. Reviewing memories can bring perspective to a relationship that may have ended painfully.
CLARITY = SELF-CARE
Reflecting on your childhood and seeing your mum and dad as young parents can give you a greater appreciation of their sacrifices and inspire you to connect with them at a deeper level. Uncovering old photos of family or friends you’ve lost touch with will quickly bridge the gap of time. I know I relish every moment spent cuddled (edit for Mr 12 it’s now more of a huddle than a cuddle) telling ‘remember the time’ stories and enjoying each other’s company. Who doesn’t want to connect with their children this way?
CONNECTION = SELF-CARE
Don’t you think it would be a worthwhile exercise to get your photos organised once and for all, if these were some of the benefits?
Getting your photos in order and spending a little bit of time NOW to protect your precious memories is like the ultimate love letter to not only your future self but to all those that come after you.
A lovingly curated photo collection becomes your legacy. Connecting with photos in a tangible way in photo books place a level of importance on those memories AND gets you away from yet another screen!
It also frees up your energy and time because we all know how much time gets wasted looking for THAT photo when you need it.
I totally see intentional photo management as an act of self-care and I thank my past self over and over for the time I save and the heart ache I avoid because I can find the photos I want, when I want them and I am connecting with my photos.
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