Double Dip Travel Journal

I was cleaning out the spare bedroom last week and came across an old travel journal from 2005 documenting a family vacation in Vermont.  All the wonderful memories from that trip came flooding back to me when I read it – it was such a gift stumbling across it unexpectedly.

The Double Dip

In a piece written for the Ladies Home Journal, Sandy Fernandez refers to memories as ‘one of the secret weapons of happiness because they offer a double dip’.  She continues to say that it’s scientifically proven that thinking back on a pleasant experience stimulates the same area of the brain that made the event pleasurable in the first place.
This was definitely true for me looking through the old Vermont album.

Tips:

  • Why not try leafing through a scrapbook, photo album or journal you created and see if you re-experience the original joy of the vacation.
  •  Keep your scrapbooks out and enjoy them often – don’t keep them locked in a closet.
  •  Create journals and scrapbooks to document the everyday as well as vacations.

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One Thought on “Double Dip Travel Journal

  1. I just came across an art journal from a couple of years ago when I was tidying up before company on Wednesday and I had this same double dip experience. It was wonderful and made me want to be better about art journaling so I can keep having those experiences. Thanks for sharing .

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