Making Memories

According to the Happiness Research Institute in Copenhagen, people are happier with their lives if they tend to hold a positive, nostalgic view of the past.  When we have narratives that we share with others like, “Remember the time that we…” or “I remember when…” or “Being here now makes me think of….” And, frequently, we can get all of our senses involved… seeing, hearing, smelling, tasting, touching something may trigger a fond memory that brings a smile to our face, laughter to our heart, and warmth all around.

Not surprisingly, the best part of memories is making them.  And, it is extra fun when we get the opportunity to select those with whom we make memories.

Ready to create a few new memories?  Why not start a new tradition and get others involved?  Try out one or more of these ideas:

  • Organize a quarterly dinner club with a group of friends
  • Host an annual speaker event with others in your industry
  • Gather together a few colleagues to work on an out-of-the-office community project
  • Plan a happy hour for anyone who is available to celebrate the summer or winter solstice (or for whatever random celebration you can come up with!)
  • Get your college besties together for a weekend getaway
  • Play a daily word game (e.g., Wordle or Spelling Bee) and share your scores with your people to generate a little healthy competition

Really, it could be any activity that is meaningful to you and your tribe that will deepen your connection with one another. 

Happy memory-making!  Happy Networking!

3 thoughts to “Making Memories”

  1. BTW, the best way to visualize a memory and recreate it in your mind is to sit in a chair, in an upright comfortable position, lights dimmed, eyes closed, and see yourself in one of your favorite spots where you love to be; it may be in the woods by a stream, under a tree, or on a mountain top. And when you visualize, you should do it to music, music with or without lyrics, but if you choose music with lyrics the lyrics should have a special meaning for you. This is an inexpensive way to re-create a trip you once made to Hawaii, but don’t expect to bring back a tan.😊And an excellent song to visualize to is “The Greatest Love of All.”

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