With advances in technology and social media taking over the world, it has become easier than ever to capture and share our memories. Facebook even has a feature called “Memories,” which reminds its users of posts made a year, two, or more ago on a daily basis. Here are a few ways to make more great memories to share with those you love:
Take More Photos
Photos are the perfect way to capture a moment in time and preserve it so you can look back on it in the years to come. Practice taking more photos of both major milestones or special occasions and everyday happenings. Fortunately, technology has made this extremely easy, as almost everyone owns a smartphone with a camera these days.
Whenever you host parties, enlist the help of a family member or friend with a talent for photography to take pictures. For bigger events, you might want to consider hiring a professional photographer or renting a photo booth. Companies like The Photo Factory take all the stress and guesswork out of taking photos, so all you have to do is sit back and relax while they provide all the necessary equipment and props for your photo booth.
A photo booth is also a great way to add an extra source of entertainment at your next party (think: wedding season and graduations), and your guests will have fun posing for the camera and sharing their pictures on social media. For the best service and high-quality photos, hire a reputable company like thephotofactory.co, which is the top photo booth rental in NYC.
Have More Experiences
Experiencing new places and things is a great way to create more memories. Learn to step out of your comfort zone and say yes to more new experiences and opportunities. They don’t have to be wildly adventurous or radical. It can be something as simple as being more open to trying out new restaurants or tasting new dishes you’ve never had before.
If you’re not normally the type to go to parties, try accepting more invitations. You might end up meeting some interesting people and forming new friendships. If you’ve never ventured out of your hometown, there’s a whole great big world just waiting for you to explore. This can help ameliorate the loneliness and isolation many of us feel in our modern world, especially if you are an introvert.
You don’t have to travel long distances, either; instead, start by driving to a nearby city and exploring a scenic area. Take in the sights, sounds, and smells; talk to the locals; try the food. Just be more open to new experiences, and you won’t soon forget them. Often, these make the most lasting impressions upon us, because they are powerful life experiences, especially when shared with our families or loved ones.
Document Your Life
Start a blog, a vlog, a journal or a scrapbook. Find a way to document your life that you will enjoy. This way, you can preserve your memories and maybe someday share them with your grandchildren or the next generation. Everyone has at least a few good stories to tell. Write them down or document them in some way so you won’t forget.
Another option is scrap booking. Before you get turned off to that idea, think about how you are preserving your legacy for future generations. I have been a scrap booker for years, and my favorite part about it is creating pages that are meaningful, as well as beautiful. The best part is selecting unique photos that tell an ordinary story, then journal about them.
Life is full of precious moments and pleasant surprises. If youthink of the adage, “the best things in life aren’t things,” then you’ll see the value in being more intentional in your relationships, in the way you experience the everyday, and in pausing long enough to notice the simple gifts and beauty all around. This will help you feel fulfilled, content, and satisfied, and good memories can help you on days you feel discouraged or lonely.