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LIFE:CAPTURED began in August 2013 when we held our first full-day workshop at RAW Space in Sydney, Australia. Our mission is to help people document their stories and create tangible keepsakes to be treasured for generations to come. We offer intensive design, photography, and memory keeping workshops, as well as interactive online classes. We are advocates of honest photography, minimalist design, and memory keeping that's simple, beautiful, and tangible. We are the pioneers of the story book, and we offer flexible templates that enable everybody to tell their story. We believe that life is worth remembering and that it is never too early or too late to start documenting yours. LIFE:CAPTURED was founded by Rhonda Mason (of the Pink Ronnie blog) and Trish Chong (of Tealily Photography).

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The official blog of LIFE:CAPTURED Inc, the modern school of memory keeping. We believe that life is worth remembering and that it is never too early or too late to start documenting yours. We blog about design, photography, and how you can preserve your story with timeless, tangible keepsakes.

The art of journaling: Withdraw from the noise

Ronnie

The art of journaling - A blog series by Rhonda Mason for LIFE:CAPTURED Inc (The modern school of memory keeping)

| Written by Ronnie |

Have you ever considered how much noise surrounds us everyday?

There is the noise of the traffic. The noise on the radio. The noise on the television. The noise on the internet. The noise our phones make. The noise our children makes. The noise on social media. And of course, there is the noise in our own heads.

All this noise makes it hard for us to tune into the words that weigh on our hearts, because the noise clutters up our minds and distracts us from what's most important. 

Writing our hearts out becomes impossible when all we can hear is the noise that blares around us. 

Therefore, in order to tune into our heart, we need to find a way of withdrawing from the noise.

Most likely, this will mean finding a time when the house is quiet before sitting down to journal. This might be first thing in the morning, or in the evenings when the little ones are in bed.

And it might also mean switching off our smartphones. And disconnecting from the internet.

But most of all, it's switching off our own minds. 

It's disengaging from the never-ending tasks on our to do list. It's putting aside the worries and the frustrations that plague us from day to day.

For me, I find that reading a book helps. Or just sitting in a dark room with the window open. Other times, I take myself out to a quiet restaurant where I know I won't be disturbed or rushed to leave.

Whatever it might be, find something that works for you.

Withdraw from the noise.

Tune into your heart.

And start writing down the words that matter.

You can read the other posts in this series here.

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