I don't know how you keep up with your project life and week in the life projects, in addition to all the other projects. I admire all the project lifers!
Note: These tips are ideas for how to actually be present in the moments you are documenting .
TIP #1 | Be Aware
Simply acknowledge that you want to be more present in the moment even when you are documenting it is the first step. This simple bit of self-knowledge will lead you to making better decisions in the moment. For me, living in the moment and documenting my life experiences are two very important pieces of my life.
Hi LoriS I'm LoriS as well! Funny!
Thanks Ali! I love this freebie, as I love all of your stuff!
Thanks for clarifying Suzy, LOL
Great Freebie Ali, Thanks
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Thanks for the awesome WA Ali! Looking forward to this chat!
Thanks Ali. No matter what, one has to love the option of living the everyday.
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I really like recording eveyday life....I am just so stuck on taking the pictures and get so behind in the writing.
TIP #2 | Participant & Observer
During all moments of our lives we have choices. When you are in the process of documenting something with your camera it's possible to be a participant or an observer of the situation (and you can switch back and forth between the two). I find that making a conscious choice, such as right now I'll be a participant and now I'll be an observer, can make a major difference in how you approach the story.
Sometimes I like to just be behind my camera and observe.
Other times I want to really be participating in the moment and putting my camera down is a better choice.
Basically it's giving yourself clear permission to be one or the other at any given time.
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"How do you go about documenting while living in the moment? Do you journal at the end of the day? Do you write little notes in a notebook you carry around?"
I do both. Sometimes I write down little notes - such as the little notecards I use for Project Life. Sometimes I wait until the end of the day. Most of the time I try to write it down immediately otherwise it tends to get away from me by the end of the day.
Sometimes I email reminders/stories to myself if I'm out and about.
I gave myself the freedom to put down my camera this year and just enjoy watching my kids - play sports or whaever- without the pressure of always being behind a lens.
I started to do that, esp on Christmas Day. I put my camera down and participate more in the day. I used to do the other way around and always felt like I missed out on so much, as I was more interested in the photos.
Love the freebie, Ali! Thanks!
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(with apologies to Will Rogers)
I too am taking less photos and being in the moment more or snapping a few and putting the camera away.