Now that December is upon us, are you looking back on the year wondering where the months went and how we are in the midst of the holidays again? Falling into the routine of work and daily life can make the weeks and months blend together and feel like it is all passing by uneventfully.
During childhood, and even into our 20’s, there are so many firsts and milestones such first days of school, birthday parties, first dates, going away to college, and getting married. These big moments are hurdles and celebrations that we experience alongside others and remember for a lifetime. Once we enter our late 20’s and 30’s these out-of-the-norm moments tend to happen less often as we settle into our routines.
A new book titled The Power of Moments: Why Certain Experiences Have Extraordinary Impact is all about the science of making memories that last. News magazine The Week published a great write up summarizing the book’s basic principal concepts for making little moments more powerful: Create moments of elevation, celebrate moments of pride, and build moments of connection. According to the article, breaking the script and incorporating these concepts into your life could help make the day to day feel less routine and hopefully leave you with more happy memories to look back on. Next December, instead of wondering where the year went maybe you’ll be reminiscing about all of the great memories you made in 2018.