Comparing the past to the present can lead to feelings of loss or depression. Times when the children were small may not compare to days as an older adult. But why compare?! Below are some suggestions for remaining positive when reminiscing about your personal history.
Visiting the past in a healthy way can be a positive experience. It all depends on the way we choose to look at things. Setting aside time to look at old photos, home movies or videos of times passed can transport you to a happy time when children were small and friends were near.
Planning a “trip down memory lane” date with a friend and exchanging memories can help both of you appreciate the past AND present.