It's good to sit back and remember the good old days.Remember basking in the glow of your senior prom and never wanting that night to end? And what about the excitement and joy you felt when you landed your first job?
If you find yourself recalling a fond memory and wishing you could recapture that moment, give in. It may give you the boost you need to deal with a current challenge, or to simply feel better-not just about your past or present, but also about your future.
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Nostalgia is much more than mere reminiscing; it's a feeling. "Nostalgia is the warm, fuzzy emotion that we feel when we think about fond memories from our past," explains Erica Hepper, Ph.D., a lecturer in the School of Psychology at the University of Surrey in England. "It often feels bittersweet-mostly happy and comforting, but with a tinge of sadness that whatever we're remembering is lost in some way."
According to Clay Routledge, Ph.D., associate professor of psychology at North Dakota State University, reminiscenceRead More »from The Mood-Boosting Benefits of Nostalgia