Nostalgia is simply a sentimental longing for one's past. It brings our memories zooming back to the present moment, bringing to the surface existential implications. Nostalgia also helps people find meaning in their lives. We crave a sense of belonging, acceptance, and validation from our loved ones. Our memories even benefit our health and psychological well-being. Nostalgia has been proven to lower stress and lead to a more meaningful life.
The meaning of life is a question every single one of us asks ourselves at one point or another. And the answer differs from one person to another. For some, the answer is love, happiness, family, memories. Our experiences are a prized possession that no one can take away. The mind is a memory box and a photo album of your own unique story. So what is your story?
Nowadays, it is easier than ever to connect to our past. Instagram and Facebook allow us to tell our own story. It's a wonderful way to share our memories from the past and how we have gotten to the present. Trends like Throwback Thursday are like the stepping stones of our life paths. We are each on our own journey and it is important to look back every now and then to reflect on our memories. Tell your story to the world. Look back on memories that have shaped you. And live in the moment.