Mind

Reflect on the good times

Imagine this: it’s a bad day at work. You’re looking at the clock waiting for it to be time to go home and then you look down at your phone and see a picture of your children enjoying the best day of their lives at the water park.

Regardless of what your favorite memory is, it makes it a lot easier to reflect on it if you have a visual remembrance close by.

Today, change your screensaver on your phone or computer to a picture of a favorite memory.

Studies have shown that reminders of happy memories can bring back pleasant feelings tied to the original experience. That can be particularly helpful to bring our moods up during stressful work days or in the waiting line at the DMV.

Think of it as a framed picture you can carry around anywhere.

Source: Savoring the past: Positive memories evoke value representations in the striatum

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