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The Value of Before and After Pictures

Taking pictures of your spaces is a valuable tool for unfucking. When you’re in the same space every day, your eyes don’t always register everything that’s going on within that area. When you take a “before” picture, you remove yourself one step from the environment and can turn a more critical eye to it. You can see things that are out of place or problem areas that you didn’t notice before.

“After” pictures are just as useful, because now you have a baseline to compare that space to. When it starts to get messy again (and it will; unfucking is a continuous process), you can look back at the picture of it freshly unfucked and see what you need to do to get it back to that state. Also, it reminds you that it’s not hopeless or insurmountable; you did it once, and you can do it again.

Plus, comparing the “before” to the “after” feels awesome. If you can see how much progress you’ve made, you can really feel proud of the work you did.

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