Nostalgia is very common for every human being to experience. Going down memory lane can be really heart-filling and heartwarming. There would not be a single human who hasn’t been nostalgic in their life. It is a state of thinking about the past, especially the good old days and things that made you into the person you are. Things which leave with a want to go back to those days and experience it all over again. Nostalgia can easily be misinterpreted with homesickness or never gonna happen kind of parallel fantasies. However, it is looking back at your life journey and experiencing it all over again.
Selfcare – Nostalgia
People might be a bit skeptical whether being nostalgic and going down the memory lane is good or bad. For years, it has been debatable because it can be really subjective. But to the relief of most of the people, it has been scientifically proven by a recent research that Nostalgia is good.
Nostalgia is good for people because it helps them counter-attack loneliness, boredom, depression and anxiety. Thinking about the good old times can actually stop a person from being anxious and make them really calm and balanced. It is proven that Nostalgic experiences can be used as great ice breakers and conversation makers. People who share nostalgic experiences with each other have a high chance of becoming great friends The same goes for couples as well. Nostalgia helps people to be considerate with strangers and outsiders, it tends to make people more tolerant.
We will have to accept nostalgia is a bittersweet experience, as much as it brings happiness and hope, it will also make us sad a bit. That is why many centuries ago nostalgia was considered to be a neurotic disease. Though it is bittersweet, it will definitely gives us a motivation and hope for the future and it will help us move ahead forward with life more enthusiastically.
Nostalgia makes us more human and brings good vibrations and desires our way. That is why it is really good and therapeutic to go down memory lane and revisit our past every now and then.