It's official! Looking at old photos is more relaxing than meditating

It's official! Looking at old photos is more relaxing than meditating
(Image credit: CEWE)

Feeling weirdly stressed, having oddly vivid dreams and waking up each day feeling no more rested than the one before? Us too. However, if you feel like you need to unwind, don't bother reaching for your yoga mat – find an old photo album instead. New research from CEWE has found that Brits find looking back at old photos even more relaxing than meditating. 

There have been a slew of social media trends focusing on sharing old photos recently, whether that's a photo of your happiest memory #MyHappyPhoto, a throwback of you in your 20's #MeAt20, or the first photo you and your partner took together #OurFirstPhoto. Looking back at these happy memories is the perfect activity to remind you of all the fantastic experiences you've had in your life so far.

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Louise Carey

With over a decade of photographic experience, Louise arms Digital Camera World with a wealth of knowledge on photographic technique and know-how – something at which she is so adept that she's delivered workshops for the likes of ITV and Sue Ryder. Louise also brings years of experience as both a web and print journalist, having served as features editor for Practical Photography magazine and contributing photography tutorials and camera analysis to titles including Digital Camera Magazine and  Digital Photographer. Louise currently shoots with the Fujifilm X-T200 and the Nikon D800, capturing self-portraits and still life images, and is DCW's ecommerce editor, meaning that she knows good camera, lens and laptop deals when she sees them.