Ahh, the past. That place we like to look whenever we think the present just doesn’t quite measure up.
But looking back once in a while may actually be good for you. In one study, a little nostalgia actually helped people feel less lonely and more connected to others.
How to Beat Back the Lonelies
Everyone feels lonely from time to time. Family members and friends may live far away. Or a hectic lifestyle may leave you feeling isolated and make it hard to nurture relationships. So take time to comfort yourself by jotting down memories of supportive friends, favorite places, and unforgettable events (birthdays, weddings, vacations, etc.) from the past.