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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“Peace and Joy at Home – The Power of Photography”

How to use our photos to give yourself moments of peace, joy, relaxation for the brain, and to support children and family in building emotional harmony? Starting from tomorrow, I invite you to read about the positive effects of photography on our mind. I will share practices that have a positive impact on our mind and relationships at home in times of uncertainty, fear, sadness, and staying at home:
🌱family photos at home to support a sense of security and self-esteem,
🌱photography as a practice of mindfulness, which restores inner peace,
🌱photo-diaries, which are a regular source of positive emotions, introduce routine and continuity,
🌱photography as fun, which gives the family moments of joy and develops creative skills,
🌱story-telling based on personal photos to build respect and a sense of uniqueness.
These are elements of my personal development practice for many years which I would like to share it with you in the coming weeks. You will receive five inspirations for the coming days and weeks, and maybe for longer. See you again tomorrow, Dorota Raniszewska

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Photography is a way to calm yourself

Dears, photography is a way to calm yourself and return to a state of internal harmony by focusing your mind on observing the world around you, creating images, framing, moving … Notice that when you are busy taking pictures, you don’t think about the future. Your mind is busy and you are now and here. So take a walk outside or inside, move slowly and mindfully, stop here and there, breath, enjoy the sunshine or the rain, light and shadows, create, feel gratitude for the moment. Positive emotions and the state of flow are healing. The level of cortisol drops down while doing art.

Wishing you all the best! Dorota Raniszewska – Coach

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Early bird till 10 January 2020. Photography is created from such intangible phenomena as light and time.

Ho ho ho! Remember about gifts! The early bird is waiting for you till 10 January! ❄️💫🎉✨ Photography is created from such intangible phenomena as light and time. But how imperishable it becomes over the years! Resistant to elements – water, wind and sun. Photography is like a fairy who can pause time and bring back memories of the past. It captures the present moment and preserves the past. You can see it today, now, and see it again in the future – in your family home, on the shelf, in the album.

Photography recounts everything about you – your dreams, your values. It holds onto what memory forgets. It shows you places you wouldn’t see on your own. It can make dreams come true – of seeing the north pole, the Earth from the moon or a child, calm in the womb. It might be just casual fun or it might be a passion. It documents our curiosity of the world. It invites us for a walk. It allows for a moment of relief from sadness and loneliness. It occupies the mind with creative doings. You can take photos at home, in a hospital, during a long road trip or at the holiday table.

Wishing you a day full of smiles and warmth. Dorota Raniszewska

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Text in English (translated from Polish) – Katarzyna Lis

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people are like trees, You can tell about yourself through photographs of trees.

You can tell about yourself through photographs of trees.

In October I am on a morning walk in the park every day. I take pictures of trees. The tree gives a sense of rest and security. It inspires me. It symbolizes life, strength, persistence and family. And the silhouettes of trees are like people. They express emotions. This leaning ‘feels’ differently than the soaring, which reaches the sky. Old massive oak raises other sensations and snow-white, slender birch the other. You can tell about yourself through photographs of trees. Man is like a tree, ingrown to the ground and crowned towards the sky. The more grounded it is, the higher it grows. I need roots – values to make the right decisions. I need a trunk – a fracture proof spine. And the entire network of relationships – the branches by which it exists. We are a combination of everything we receive from others and give to others.

people are like trees, You can tell about yourself through photographs of trees.

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photographs speak about us

Photographs speak about us

Each photo we take has a beginning. It is an impulse from inside our minds as we see something. It can be stairs, turning points, curvy lines that cross the straight lines, the borders and the horizons, green grass and rust.

We discover ourselves “out there,” as the images we see around us are the pieces of ourselves we can sense within us.

We can understand our paths step by step, piece by piece, day by day as we take pictures. Photographs are like mirrors that reflect our lives.

 

26.04.2018

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The power of photography

What photos are made from?

You could answer that they are made from light and time. And this is correct.

But I would answer that photos are made from people perceptions and choices to see things. And it is also true.

In both cases, invisible becomes visible.

This is the power of the photography.

15.04.2018

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