The Art of Making Memories: How to Create and Remember Happy Moments (The Happiness Institute Series)

January 9, 2020 - Comment

What’s the actual secret to happiness? Great memories! Meik Wiking—happiness researcher and New York Times bestselling author of The Little Book of Hygge and The Little Book of Lykke—shows us how to create memories that make life sweet in this charming book. Do you remember your first kiss? The day you graduated? Your favorite vacation?

What’s the actual secret to happiness? Great memories! Meik Wiking—happiness researcher and New York Times bestselling author of The Little Book of Hygge and The Little Book of Lykke—shows us how to create memories that make life sweet in this charming book.

Do you remember your first kiss? The day you graduated? Your favorite vacation? Or the best meal you ever had?

Memories are the cornerstones of our identity, shaping who we are, how we act, and how we feel. In his work as a happiness researcher, Meik Wiking has learned that people are happier if they hold a positive, nostalgic view of the past. But how do we make and keep the memories that bring us lasting joy?

The Art of Making Memories examines how mental images are made, stored, and recalled in our brains, as well as the “art of letting go”—why we tend to forget certain moments to make room for deeper, more meaningful ones. Meik uses data, interviews, global surveys, and real-life experiments to explain the nuances of nostalgia and the different ways we form memories around our experiences and recall them—revealing the power that a “first time” has on our recollections, and why a piece of music, a smell, or a taste can unexpectedly conjure a moment from the past. Ultimately, Meik shows how we each can create warm memories that will stay with us for years.

Combining his signature charm with Scandinavian forthrightness, filled with infographics, illustrations, and photographs, and featuring “Happy Memory Tips,” The Art of Making Memories is an inspiration meditation and practical handbook filled with ideas to help us make the memories that will bring us joy throughout our lives.

Comments

Anonymous says:

Awesome memory book! I am a big fan of Meik Wiking’s work and I was looking forward to his new book! This is a lovely and charming book all about memories. There are some nice heartwarming stories that make this book very enjoyable. I really liked the tips and information to help create happy memories. The end is so beautiful and touching! Well done, Meik!!

Anonymous says:

Facts, laughs, and strategies. As always, Meik has some of the most entertaining stories to weave into his narrative. This book includes many interesting facts about the how we remember, what we remember, and why we remember. He gives advice on ways to use this data to create your own happy memories. Whether you want to implement those strategies or not, this book is worth a read for all the insights and embarrassing stories.

Anonymous says:

Beautiful format and light content The format of this book is beautiful. It is a small, hard-covered book with thick. And colorful pages. It basically talks about how to create great memories using all of our senses. I enjoyed reading it and feeling it with all my senses.

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