We gain a lot of experiences as we go through life. These experiences can be a mixture of good and bad. No matter how they affect our lives, we often want to keep those experiences engraved in our brains for years to come. But those experiences often fade in our memories as well, especially when we age. Fortunately, there are ways to keep our memories forever.
Want to know how you could keep your memories and save them for when you get older? Here are some wonderful tips that you can try.
These days, we can easily preserve pictures and videos using technology, such as hard drives and cloud storage. Cloud storage services are especially beneficial because they can store huge amounts of data and make them available to the owners any time they wish. Putting together all your pictures and videos and creating a story out of them through motion pictures is also a good choice. Brands and companies often use this process to create awareness about their products or services. Still, they can also be used by individuals or people who want to preserve their memories for generations.
Keep a Journal
Writing down your memories as they happen and keeping pictures of them in one journal can help keep those memories alive even as you age. Journals are a great way to remember important events in life. You can either use a notebook to write them down, or you can use a better alternative, such as keeping a blog about your life’s experiences online. There are plenty of free blogging platforms that you can use for this purpose. The only downside is that these free platforms may disappear any time along with your content if something happens to the owner or companies running these platforms.
With the advent of smartphones also comes the ability to take pictures any time we want. If you want to preserve happy memories or even the bad ones until you come of age, you can take pictures of every important event in your life. Whether those experiences are good or bad, they will always bring memories worth telling our loved ones in the future. You can print pictures and memorabilia of those memories and compile them in one photobook or scrapbook. Photobooks are a good way to show your children and grandchildren how you spent your childhood and youthful days. They are also a good way for you to reminisce all those happy memories you’ve had in your past.
Keep a Memory Box
You can put all sorts of memorabilia in this box. You can even put here the love letters you received from your suitors. Notes, postcards, gifts from loved ones may also be stored in this box for future viewing with your kids and grandchildren.
Sometimes, taking still pictures may not be enough. Videos are a good way to remember important events in your life. The videos do not have to be all about you at all. It can be about other people that have made an impact in your life as well. It can also be about objects, travel destinations that you have gone to or wish to go to, places that make you happy, and just about anything under the sun. Of course, there should also be videos of you. All these videos will be good to watch in your aging years as you try to remember or reminisce every single happy memory that has happened to you in the past.
Apart from all these, you should also make sure to take care of yourself. The healthier you are, the better it would be for you to remember all the experiences you have had in your past, whether they be good or bad, happy or sad. When your memory starts to fail you, or when you start to have health problems that concern your brain and your ability to remember things, you might not even be able to remember that you have compiled all those memorabilia for viewing by your children or grandchildren in the future.
The key to keeping your memories alive is always to make sure that you are in good health and still remember things even if they happened a long time ago. Taking brain vitamins can help you with this. You can also take brain exercises now and then to make sure that you do not forget things, especially those special and happy moments you have had in your past. Keeping yourself physically active also helps a great deal.