All memory keepers know this feeling when starting on a new project. You feel a bit overwhelmed about where to start, what story to tell. Most of the time starting a new page is harder than finishing it.
The struggle gets tougher when you decide to go for everyday life memory keeping. The idea behind it is very tempting but finding new stories to tell each day is a challenge. Sometimes you can’t even find anything to photograph about. But with a few simple organization tricks you can document everything about your life and keep yourself creative!
GET YOUR WORK LIFE ORGANIZED
Start with organizing your work life. Whether you have a day job or stay at home there are always works holding you from diving into crafting. Get a planner and start organizing your job and housework. Sticking with your plans and leaving the work at a certain hour will give you lots of time to spend with your family, create new memories and of course to document your everyday life.
KEEP YOURSELF INSPIRED
Inspiration is the key to start on a new project. But let’s admit it doesn’t fall from the sky! My favorite tool for finding inspiration is Pinterest because unlike any other social media platform you can save images into your boards. To keep yourself inspired open a Pinterest board and start pinning the pages you admire on it. Make sure your pins reflects your style. Follow a couple of scrapbook boards. This way your feed will be filled with inspiration automatically! When you start on your project refer back to this board to scraplift or simply to get a starter idea.
TURN EVERYDAY LIFE PHOTOGRAPHY INTO A GAME
Everyday life documenting is very attractive but it’s not that much creative and encouraging to take photos of yourself every single day. Rather, use prompts to take different photos everyday. For example throughout five days take photos reflecting following words. You will not only turn every day life photography into a game and enjoy it but also you will find different stories to tell each day.
- Day 1: Framed
- Day 2: Swing
- Day 3: Details
- Day 4: Food
- Day 5: Joy
TAKE NOTES AS YOU CREATE MEMORIES
When it comes to everyday life memory keeping, journaling is the most important aspect of it. Rather than taking photos and not remembering what that photo is about at the time you finally sit to scrap about it, get a journal book and write down what happened that day and how you felt. By doing this you will have a big relief recalling that specific day especially if you rather prefer taking lots of photos and turning them into an album at the end of month or even year. Check out team member Pepper’s Scrapbook on the Go | Journaling if you prefer making this process digitally right from your phone.
These are the most useful methods I am using at the moment to document everyday life purposefully. By following these steps I exactly know what to document, how to document and stay creative. But I am sure everyone has a take on it.
7-DAY MEMORY KEEPING WORKSHEET
And the sweet part! To make memory creating & memory keeping a regular crafting habit in your life I created a 7-day memory keeping worksheet for you! Enter your name & email address below to receive the PDF worksheet.