One of the keys to happiness in the now is being able to look at your past and smile. Many people will look back with regret allowing the past to dictate their current mood. Even if everything is great in that one moment. The future is yet to be decided, but the past is what we own. Even as you’re reading this, this becomes a part of your present and your past. The goal is for this post to positively impact your future. As difficult as the past can be at times, it’s here for us to learn from. To help us build a better future. Looking back saying to yourself “I wish I had done that”, will only cause more pain in your now. Instead look back and say “This is what I learned from that”. Look back and have the past be your teacher. This is one of the reason why I travel. The memories are a constant source of strength to my future.
I’ve recently been posting past trips on social media and reliving the memories. This has motivated me not only for the now, but for the future as well. Making sure I stay grounded with the lessons that traveling has taught me. Now it doesn’t have to be from traveling. It can be from anything in your life such as relationships, work, lifestyle, etc. The point being that life is too short to live with regret. No one wants to be on their death bed wishing for a different life. So it starts with the your mindset to look at your past now and learning from it with a smile on your face. 🙂