Have you been caught daydreaming this winter? We might know why!
Recent studies at the University of Southampton show that reflecting on memories from back in the day are bound to warm you up from the inside out! People left in a cold room and told to think nostalgic thoughts assumed the temp was warmer than it was. And guess what? This nostalgic warmth works both ways. People who were asked to journal about their fave memories for a month had more to write about when the weather was icy and temps dropped.
But what does this all mean? Cold weather is especially thought-provoking, and nostalgic memories literally warm the heart!
So if you’re feeling a little chilly this winter, or are caught up in the past, we know exactly what you should do. Instead of turning up the heat a few notches, grab a cup of hot cocoa and talk with your friends about your best childhood memories. There’s never been a better time for reflection.
BY CAROLINE CASSARD ON 12/26/2012 3:27:00 PM
POSTED IN self-esteem, mind/motivation, dealing with depression, winter