Did you know that Photography helps stop the race of thoughts and gain inner peace?

Welcome to the second part of the “Peace and Joy at Home – The Power of Photography” article. Today, I share about how photography helps stop the race of thoughts and gain inner peace.☀️

🌱Imagine you are entering a meadow. Start noticing flowers, grasses, trees, dandelions, sun, shadows, cobwebs, colors. On the right there is a tall tree. Green bush is on your left. A bird flies by. You hear crickets chirping. You smell the meadow. You approach the dandelion close by, the light shining through the crown. It’s a magic moment. And you just photograph. 🌱And now come back to the awareness that you are reading this article and answer the question:

🌱Did you imagine this meadow and taking pictures in your imagination, and in the same time were thinking about what else to do today or what to cook for dinner?

Probably not! Because taking pictures absorbs the mind and every detail, every time you start running like a butterfly, it draws your attention fully. You are then in a state of flow. This is exactly what happens in mindfulness practice.

🌱Mindfulness practice improves mental health. These are usually yoga and meditation. It turns out that photography works the same way because it puts you in a state of awareness of the outside world and your own thoughts, thus immediately reduce stress, stops the race of thoughts. With longer practice, it also improves memory and concentration. The practice of mindfulness is a practice of peacefulness.

🌱Taking photos is also a regular source of positive emotions. It brings satisfaction, a sense of accomplishment, because by taking pictures a person stays in contact with themselves, goes out to the world, exceeds the limits of confinement in their own thoughts and, as a result, expresses something from themselves in a creative way.

🌱How can you start to practice peace of mind through photography?

All you have to do is spend twenty minutes to half an hour every day at home or outside. You can have one topic for some time and then change it. For example ‘light’. ‘Sunlight’ is a great topic if you need to regain joy, energy, a good mood or reduce depression. When you photograph your mind is absorbed enough watching and creating that it frees you for a moment from anxiety, and turns on a sense of harmony and purpose.

I hope you find this inspiration useful. Next week, I will write about photography as fun, which gives the family moments of joy and develops creative skills.

I hope you find this inspiration useful. Next week, I will write about photography as fun, which gives the family moments of joy and develops creative skills.

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Did you know that family photos can help to strengthen the sense of security and self-esteem in children and adolescents?

🍀 Yeas, family photos can help to strengthen the sense of security and self-esteem in children and adolescents.🍀

Recall your parents’ home. Probably on the shelves or on the dresser, there are family photos, e.g. from holidays spent together. Why do your parents keep these pictures on display? To have you close to themselves, to feel your presence at home. These photos bring back the nice moments that they want to remember. They show the continuity of the biography. They remind you of the uniqueness of your own life. They show the value of shared experiences. And that gives you a sense of meaning. What do family photos “say” from the wall? They say only good things that we naturally want to hear about ourselves. Such as I love you, our family is important.
🍀Therefore, they are valuable in building a sense of security and self-esteem in children. Hanged on the wall, they inform that the family is united and unique and that children are an important part of it. It is worth hanging a family photo in a children’s room so that children before falling asleep and after waking up see it as the first information that they are not alone, but together with the loved ones.
🍀Such information means for the child’s brain the safety of being in a family. They also allow us to cultivate a sense of value, uniqueness and sense. They are a way to celebrate family life.
🍀How to choose photos and who should do it? The easiest way would be to do it yourself. But there is a better way – involve children. Invite each family member to choose a few photos from your vacation, holidays or everyday life that they especially like. Together you can decide on their composition and place where they will be exposed. Maybe you will do one common collage, or everyone will find their own photo corner at home.
🍀I hope you find this inspiration useful. ☀️

Next week, I will write about photography as a practice of mindfulness, which helps to stop the race of thoughts and restore inner peace. Do Raniszewska

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Taking photos helps to regain life energy

Taking photos can be very helpful in depression, anxiety, a decrease of mental and physical energy, stress. I’ve been going out with my camera for years when I didn’t feel well enough, or my mind was anxious. And, I observed how quickly my energy was back each time I went out to take photos. The mind is busy looking at nature or street around while taking photos. It gets cleared from anxiety. The feeling of peace and engagement is regained.

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