How you look back on your life matters right now.
Ural Federal University researchers found people with a positive attitude toward their past and who plan long-term life prospects are less likely to be depressed, sleep better, and tolerate hard times more easily. On the flip side, those who evaluate their past negatively, are committed to fatalism or hedonism in the present, feel hopeless and defenseless about the future, show more signs of depression, have trouble sleeping, and are at increased risk of developing mental disorders.
Specifically, researchers found those who look on their past in a positive way, as well as show other traits, were better able to handle the isolation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. (EurekAlert!)