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Scrapbook your adventures

The ancient art form of scrapbooking. Turns out, it’s good for all of us.

Consider this: a lot of us feel down when a vacation ends or a concert we were looking forward to for months is finally over. But it doesn’t have to be that way.

Today, pick a recent trip or event you want to remember for a long time to come – and scrapbook it!

Any form of scrapbooking your adventures can keep the spirit of the event alive and help us remember the moments we’d like to relive over and over again, even long after they’re gone.

While physically buying a scrapbook to chronicle your travels is the best way to get the benefits of lowering stress and improving mental skills, you can also find more modern alternatives.

Start a digital library of pictures with written captions to recall the best memories from a recent night out or find a site online to print out photographs from your phone and build a physical collage on your refrigerator or cubicle walls.

A physical remembrance of a good memory can be the one thing to brighten our day on the exact day we need it.

Source: Savoring the past: Positive memories evoke value representations in the striatum

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