Did you move my rose-tinted glasses? Memory, experience, and why we remember the things we do

In today’s episode, we are looking at how we remember certain experiences, and WHY we forget certain parts of an experience and yet lay huge emphasis on others.

Once we’ve looked at the neurological / psychological biases we all have – you are not alone!! – I share my top tips and methods for changing the way we think about our past experiences, and how we might go into new experiences in a more positive frame of mind. 

Timestamps

0-4 – Introduction to today’s episode, and information on my new FREEBIE!

4-8 – A major experience that illustrates how we can view experiences, based on the main events within them.

8-14 – A discussion of Daniel Kahneman’s ‘peak-end rule’ discovery, and how it relates to my experiences.

14-18 – Everyday examples of how the peak-end rule comes up in real life.

18-21 – Repeated events: why I hate the dentist! How previous experiences sway how we go into repeat experiences. The theory of ‘confirmation bias’

21-25 – Why am I more likely to remember negative events of confirmation bias?

25-38 – Why do we remember the past positively, and forget negative events? The theories of ‘rosy retrospection’ and ‘fading affect bias’, and how they apply to a recent major event for me.

38-41 – Quote of the episode.

41-52 – How do we CHANGE how we are ‘making memories’? And why do we WANT to?

52-53 – Conclusions

Quote of the Episode

The way we experience the world around us is a direct reflection of the world within us.

Gabrielle Bernstein

Research Links

FREE guide to my TOP TEN motivational tips for a better life

Tony Robbins, Motivational Speaker

Dean Graziosi, Motivational Speaker / Real Estate Investor

Daniel Kahneman, Behavioural Economist / Psychologist

Shaman Durek, Inspirational Speaker / Shaman

Previous Wilde About Wellbeing episode on the event that led to me ‘losing’ a family member.

Previous Wilde About Wellbeing episode on shifting perspective, and the benefits of a ‘disposition of optimism’.

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