Why memories can boost your mo… (psychologies.co.uk):

*Why memories can boost your mood*

…These kinds of recollections can be a useful resource, suggests Bryant.
‘Men tend to reminisce about the past as a form of escapism, but women are
better at drawing on past experiences to help them with a current dilemma.’
We can use our memories to remind us of our strengths, of how we have coped
in similar situations.