DO: Be nostalgic
Our past is what makes us who we are today. While it’s very important to focus on the now, it’s equally important to let yourself take a journey back and be reminded about the way things once were. I always love to look back at my past and take note of the different chapters that emerged without my knowing it. Some are long, some are short, and some overlap others.
There’s the chapter before my younger sister was born and the chapter where I had pizza at my grandparents’ house every Friday. The one where I played the piano, where I had my first boyfriend, where I traveled for an entire summer. The chapter where I first began living on my own and the one where all I cared about was Leonardo DiCaprio. All of these chapters are such important elements that have shaped the person I am and there is a multitude of different things that bring me back to each time period in an instant: different scents, different foods, different music.
Today, let yourself relive those unforgettable moments. Look at old photos and listen to favorite songs from the past. Meet up with an old friend and reminisce for hours. Read an old journal, watch home videos, and cry if you have to. Realize that life will never be as it once was, but without constant change, we would never have these memories that we hold so dear to our hearts. Today, let yesterday be important. And never forget that tomorrow, today will be yesterday.
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