People often say that we should avoid living in the past. In some ways, they are in fact right, we should invest ourselves in the present, rather than dwelling on the past. We should allow our memories to live inside of us, but not take over us. Sometimes though, reuniting with the past can be highly rewarding and highly advantageous.
For one, we learn from it, and it teaches us how to improve for the future. The past can help us gain positive changes from past experiences that have made us who we are today.
Furthermore, by going back in time, we can prove to ourselves how far we’ve really come and ascertain all the progression we’ve made in our lives. We are able to touch on the battles we’ve won, and will also be reminded why we fought for them in the first place.
Nostalgia is also beneficial for our well being in that laughter is always needed in life, and there is no better way to share it with old friends and family. Recalling all those awkward moments and terrible outfits. It also evokes inspiration, and can help us remember the dreams we once had.
Suddenly, our goals and vision for life can all come back to us through our memories. Embracing the past can help take you to a better future. Cheers to the past, and bottoms up to the future.