How to Store Your Memories This Year

Moments are precious, and sometimes we let them slip away too easily, without really getting to enjoy them fully. So this year, make it in your best interest to savour the moment while it lasts. 

Here are three ideas to help you do just that:

Lock it away inside a jar.

This is a great way to keep your memories alive. Whenever something good comes up, for example a promotion or a small victory (it could even be something good that happened to someone you know which fills you up with happiness), write it down on a piece of paper and put it inside a jar. Don’t open the jar until the end of the year comes up. You can get as creative as you like with this jar, decorate it to your liking or keep it plain and simple – after all, it’s your jar.

Create a collage.

This only works if you have little souvenirs that you have kept throughout the year. This could be anything from a leaf to a ticket for a musical you went to watch. You could either wait till the end of the year to put it all together or create the collage, piece by piece, as you go along. Cards, receipts, photographs, anything that reminds you of a particular event or occasion you cherished will do. If you don’t have any souvenirs for a particular memory, perhaps create one. Then at the end of the year, you’ll have a beautiful piece of art that sums up your mini adventure.

Put on a Powerpoint presentation.

I knew that I had collected enough images from the year to create myself a presentation. So at the end of 2016, I did just that. It was a great way to look back on the past twelve months and to remind myself that despite the hurdles, there were also great times. It was also a good way to give myself a little pat on the back for all the hard work, all the things I had achieved thus far. I couldn’t help but rejoice and feel gratitude after watching the presentation. It was then time to look forward to a New Year and all the possibilities it would bring.

So this year, have your camera ready at all times, clicking away with every opportunity that you get and hold on to every souvenir you collect. You never know how you’ll feel later on when you look back at today’s pictures or piece of souvenir.

XXX. Nina.

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