Lindsay McMahon
"The English Adventurer"

Are you nostalgic?

Are you the type of person that likes to look back on memories often?

If you have some great memories, it can be really fun to look back and remember them from time to time.

We’re going to look at how you can revisit those memories, and how you can capture them as they are happening in the here and now.

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We All Get Nostalgic Sometimes

We’re going to look at three ways to save memories that can be quite helpful.

Thinking through how to save your memories when you look back is so important.

The older we get the more nostalgic we tend to get.

You probably like to look back on all the memories and times in your life.

There may be times when you feel as if a year flies by, and you want to remember all the things that happened throughout it.

If you are nostalgic it means that you enjoy the present, but also that you have great memories of the past.

Are different cultures more nostalgic than others?

Do cultures or individuals become more nostalgic over time?

There are so many reasons that we may feel nostalgic and it’s worth thinking through what those reasons may be.

They may be different in each culture or even by individual, but the reality is that we all like to look back on memories sometimes.

Looking Back Can Be Fun

You will find that there are times when you want to look back on your favorite memories.

So how do you keep track of your memories as they are happening?

How do you have something to hold onto as it relates to the past?

We’re going to look at various ways to focus on and enjoy memories from the past.

We talked about “throwbacks” on episode 1173, and that ties to the idea of nostalgia.

What do you do to remember the past and enjoy the memories in a special way?

You might have old shoe boxes of photos like Lindsay, and then you want to scan those and turn those into an album or something you can enjoy later on.

You might have old videos that you get to look back on and enjoy that capture the moments from the past in a really visible and wonderful way.

You might write things down about special days that captures your thoughts and feelings like Michelle does.

There is no right or wrong, and you may have your own unique ways to look back on some of your favorite moments in time.

Three Great Ways To Capture Your Memories

There are some ways to capture memories that can be quite useful.

If you want to capture the big moments or just have some memories to look back on, these can be quite useful.

  1. Social Media: You might initially think this is a bad idea because you don’t want to put everything out there on the Internet. The thing to keep in mind though is that you can create a private account. You can set it up so that memories from past years pop up on a given day. You have a way of viewing and sharing pictures and videos. There are so many different ways to look back and enjoy some nostalgia using the various social media options that are out there.
  2. Journal: Take the time to write things down in a journal each day or during special events or times. It’s not necessarily about emotions, but rather about what you did in a given day. You could even text yourself things to remember and then write them in your journal. You could even keep a gratitude journal to trigger memories. When you have the things you were grateful for then you can remember back to those times.
  3. Memory Books: You could take one picture or video per day to show how things changed over a period of time. You can capture what’s going on at this point in your life and then have a wonderful book to remember it all by. This may be a vacation, a special event, a year at a glance, the birth and growth of a child, or any other major phase of life. You won’t soon forget the details of that phase of life if you have a memory book to enjoy and look back on.

You can’t take your possessions with you, but you always have the memories.

You can capture these memories and enjoy them years from now when you are feeling nostalgic.


Great Phrases To Talk About This

There are some really great ways to talk about looking back on memories.

Having the right words and phrases to use can be a great help in conversations.

These offer some options that you can use to talk about your fondest memories.

  • Keep track of: You want to use some sort of method to track the memories that you make. If you keep track of them then they are easy to pull up and look back on whenever you want to. You could say “I keep track of my memories by writing them in a journal.”
  • Turn back the clock: Though this isn’t actually possible to do, it’s a wish that you may have at some point in time. You may feel as if you want to go back to certain point in time and enjoy this experience again. You might say something like “I wish I could turn back the clock and go back to college.”
  • Relive: It’s that same sort of desire to go back and live through that day or that memory again. You enjoyed it so much and it’s such a positive memory that you want to live it again and again. You might say something like “I wish I could relive my college days.”
  • Go back in time: Again this is not possible but it’s a desire that you may have. If something is really positive in nature, then you wish that you could go back in time and live through it again. You could say “I wish I could go back in time and relive my time in Japan. “

All of these words and phrases help you to talk about how you look back on things.

If you are nostalgic or you want to look back on some great memories, then these are all a great way to talk about this.

You may be somebody who looks back on memories often, or you may be somebody who only revisits the past every so often.

It doesn’t matter how often you look back, but these are all great ways to talk about it in conversation.


It can be really great to look back on memories from time to time.

You may be a nostalgic person or just be somebody who likes to remember good times once in awhile.

These three ideas can be a great way to capture the memories to look back on years from now.

No matter how often you feel the need for a bit of nostalgia, these can be great ways to capture the special moments in time.

It can be fun for you to look back on big events or memories, and these make for great conversation and connections too.

If you have any questions, please leave them below in the comments section.

We’ll get back to you as soon as we can.

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