Don’t Get Lost On Your Trip Down Memory Lane
We all know it’s best to look forward. Looking back will leave you missing what’s happening in the moment, and no one wants that. But, what if we were to tell you that the past can help you get your life back on track? When we’re going through a rough patch, our happy memories could be what we need to see us through. They can remind us that things were good once and can be again. The important thing is to strike a balance. Reminiscing can help, but nothing’s going to get better if you spend all your time in the past. So, we’re going to look at a few ways you can inject your past into your future, without dwelling on it!
This is the most obvious option, but it’s incredibly important. In a world where we stick our photos online, few of us remember to put them in our homes, too. There’s nothing wrong with that, and some people don’t like to hang photographs on the walls. But, the risk of putting everything online is that it can become a huge time consumer. You have to scroll through your photos to get to the one you want. Chances are, you’ll see other photographs on your way. Before you know it, hours will have passed, and you won’t feel any better. Instead, pick out your favourites and find a way to incorporate them into your home. If you don’t like photographs on your walls, you could place frames on your shelving units, instead. Just two or three photographs will be enough. That way, you’ll be able to look to them whenever you’re feeling down in the dumps.
REMEMBER YOUR SENSES
Our senses play a huge part in our memories. Nothing works quite so well for recalling a particular time or memory. We all have songs that remind us of our best nights out. Or, maybe you have luxury scented candles that remind you of your childhood home. It might be that a particular meal reminds you of a night out with your best friend. If you’re ever struggling, turn to your senses to give you a boost. Stock up on CDs of the songs that boost your mood. Make sure you have some of those candles on hand. If all else fails, get cooking!
Again, turning to memorabilia can be risky. We all have a box of memories that we can spend hours rummaging through. And, that’s not the name of the game here. Instead, it might be worth incorporating your memorabilia into your home. Hanging posters from events, for example, is a fantastic way of remembering without going out of your way. If you have lots of tickets and receipts, you could even buy a wall hanging that will hold them all. That way, you’ll see those items every day without having to take any time out at all. And, you’ll then have the motivation to make new memories that you can add to the collection!