Photo journals are a great way of tracking your progress. They can be used to document changes in your physical appearance, mental well being, or anything else you might like to track. The combination of the visual and written mediums is a great way to record changes over time. Not only can photo journals be helpful for individuals looking to keep track of their own personal development, but they can also be beneficial in other areas such as therapy or medical diagnosis.
The combination of the visual and written mediums is a great way to track change.
A photo journal is a great way to track changes in your body, mind, and environment. It can be as simple as taking photos of every meal you eat and writing down how you feel afterwards, or it can be more intricate like keeping track of all the people who tell you that they love you in one year and then comparing them to the people who said those same words over a decade later. The visual aspect is especially useful if you struggle with remembering dates and facts; there’s simply no way that I would remember when my first crush confessed their feelings towards me without having some type of visual cue (even though it was only two months ago).
Keeping a photograph journal can be a great way of tracking your progress.
The best way to keep a photo journal is to simply take a few photos of yourself each day. It can be as simple as that. But there are many other ways you might choose to record your progress, too:
- You could track changes in your physical appearance or mental wellbeing.
- You could use the photos as a way to show how much fun you’re having on holiday.
- You could also use them as a tool for teaching others about what it was like growing up at different stages of life (for example, if you have children).
You could keep a photograph journal as a way to keep track of changes- whether that is in your physical appearance, mental well being, or anything else you might like to track.
A photo journal is a great way to keep track of changes- whether that is in your physical appearance, mental well being, or anything else you might like to track. You could also use it as a way to look back at your past and see how far you’ve come from the beginning or compare yourself now with how you looked/felt last year.
Photograph journals are more than just selfies
A photo journal is a visual record of your life. It’s not just a place to store selfies, though it can be that too. Instead, it’s an opportunity for you to collect photos that are meaningful to you and compile them into a collection that reflects your experiences as they happen. When I say “collect,” I don’t mean in the sense that you’re going through all your stored photos on Facebook and Instagram and adding them to this one big pile; rather, each image should be chosen carefully and placed where it fits best within the context of your own story. If you have no idea what kind of journaling system will work best for you—or if keeping an ongoing project like this seems intimidating at first—here are some ideas on how to get started:
- Pick out several notebooks or scrapbooks (try Etsy!) with different themes—nature-themed pages or travel journals might inspire some good ideas!
- Consider whether or not completing every page would be feasible before starting one; if not, consider breaking up the project into smaller chunks so it doesn’t seem overwhelming by doing all at once.*If any photos are particularly important in their own right (such as ones featuring family members), consider saving these images separately from those collected from social media sites.*For example: when putting together my mom’s 60th birthday present last year, I compiled all our favorite vacation snapshots into a DIY coffee table book using software called Shutterfly (you can see my finished product here).
Photography is a great way of keeping track of changes in our lives, whether it’s an increase or decrease in weight, or the progress of a hobby. The combination of visual and written mediums makes this a powerful tool for documenting the journey from one state to another.