As we welcome in December, we can find small ways to make ourselves and those around us happier. You can go to the following website for a calendar from Berkeley and click on a box each day. It will link you to an article on a specific topic. Today’s topic is on nostalgia. Recent studies suggest nostalgia can be good for us, increasing our well-being, making us feel connected to other people, and giving us a sense of continuity in our lives. It can actually bring meaning to our lives. Nostalgia helped people feel more optimistic about relationships in general and more willing to connect with friends. It helped people feel more able to offer emotional support to the people in their lives.
Take a moment to open one up each day and reflect on the important aspects of your life.