Now here is a great tip for you. In our video ‘Ten Top Tips Before Your Facelift’ our clinic manager Heather Carroll recommends keeping a facelift photo diary. We are currently producing a video in which we recommend an app called Day One, which is absolutely ideal for this. You can use Day One to keep all your ‘before and after’ photos conveniently together in one place (watch our video ‘How To Take Photos Before & After Your Facelift’ ). At the same, you can keep a daily record of your personal thoughts and progress.
The Day One interface is easy to use, uncluttered but remarkably powerful. This award winning app also has the facility to download your content in pdf format. If you are thinking of sharing your experience with the world by publishing a facelift photo diary on our Forum, Day One is a great way of doing this. Keep an eye on our ‘Watch me’ page if you are interested in learning more.
On a broader note, keeping a personal journal is a wonderful thing to do. I have been using Day One for some time now, and it has been a revelation. Of course, the simple act of writing things down can in itself be magical (read Write it Down, Make it Happen by Henriette Anne Klauser).
Keeping a personal journal can be valuable in the following specific ways.
- It is just a great way to sort out your ideas and feelings about all the things going on in your life. Day One is securely password protected so you can really spill your heart out!
- It can help you see the wood for the trees.
- It allows you to note down new ideas, thoughts, plans or questions which can otherwise just scatter like leaves in the wind. Who knows – you may even be inspired to write your own blog!
- It is a relaxing and deeply contemplative process – a great way to unwind before going to sleep. Whoa! Slow down!
- Your life is recorded for posterity. Imagine being able to look back on events when you are in your ‘golden years’ and being able to share your experiences with your grandchildren.
Day One is as cheap as chips but only available for Apple devices from the App Store.
Next up – mind maps!