How often do we just sit and reminisce about the past? But more importantly how often do we think about the happy times of the past? Most often, I think only about the bad times. When something went wrong or I made a mistake. Do you?
Why not take a minute to relive and reminisce about the good memories. Like a special time you may have spent with a family member or a friend, or even a quiet time with yourself. Sometimes I will find an object in my house that reminds me of someone of the past. I think about the happy time with that person. I try to recount the time in great detail and use all of my senses to make it real in my mind. What did the room look like? What was the smell in the room? Was it light or dark? What were the colors? What do I hear? Can I touch or feel anything?
Try to make the memory real again. Then let the good happy feelings flood your mind. What does this happy memory tell you? Can it be recreated today? Is there a lesson to be learned?
Take time to enjoy the past. (Make sure it is with only the happy thoughts though.) If the visualization starts to not be happy, stop and start again later. No need to dwell on the negative. I think that we can learn from our past – only in different way – by learning from the good times and not the bad.
Daily Vitamin C: Permission to reminisce.