Addicted to taking selfies? Turns out it’s good for your wellbeing.
UK’s Lancaster University and the University of Sheffield have co-authored a study published in the Journal Health by Dr Liz Brewster and Dr Andrew Cox who found that taking a daily photo improved wellbeing through; self-care, community interaction and the potential for reminiscence.
The researchers focused on selfies, but they say that it works for any photo.
The study recorded what photos people took, what text they added and how they interacted with others for two months.
The researchers said the practice is “an active process of meaning-making, in which a new conceptualisation of well-being emerges.”
They also found taking daily photos led to more exercise and gave a sense of purpose, competence and achievement.
The study concluded that the taking daily photos keeps you motivated, sharp, and engaged with your friends. So you feel less lonely and more in tune with the rest of the world.