The Art of Making Memories: How to Create and Remember Happy Moments

The Art of Making Memories: How to Create and Remember Happy Moments Review

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.

Title:The Art of Making Memories: How to Create and Remember Happy Moments
Edition Language:English

    The Art of Making Memories: How to Create and Remember Happy Moments Reviews

  • Brooke ? brooklynnnnereads

    Everything about this book is beautiful and stunning, from the physical book to the inner content. Whether it be the simple details in the illustrated graphics or the breathtaking photographs, everyth...

  • Alisha

    This was an enjoyable look at the science of memory and how our memories affect our happiness.The format of the book makes for very easy and pleasant reading, with brief but well-written subsections a...

  • Inge

    I absolutely adore Meik Wiking's books. They're like a hug in book form, perfect for reading with a mug of your favourite hot drink for the ultimate feeling of comfort and warmth....

  • ???????

    Amazing heart-warming book about happy memories and their retention in a life-long plan. ...

  • Alzbeta

    Well written and researched, heart-warming, funny, and so incredibly beautiful! I absolutely adored Meik Wiking's previous two books and this one did not disappoint - thoroughly enjoyed every page....

  • Zachary Houle

    When it comes to my memories, I have to say that they usually aren’t positive ones. The first thing that pops into my head is an instance of when I was in Grade Seven French class, and I pronounced ...

  • Britt

    A lovely little book. Meik successfully blends psychology and lifestyle into a fun, easy read filled with fun facts you’ll be hard-pressed to forget. I guffawed through repeated mentions of ripped S...

  • Fully.Booked

    ⭐⭐⭐.5/5 - Short, sweet and just the right amount of funny! The Art of Making Memories explores how we can create and remember happy moments!This book is narrated by happiness researcher Meik Wik...

  • Andreea Chiuaru

    Pe cât de mult mi-au plăcut primele lui două cărți, pe atât de mult mi-a dizplăcut asta. Am vrut să-mi placă, chiar am vrut, doar că nu am regăsit căldura și nici informațiile din micile...

  • Christine Spoors

    This was a great book, exploring memories, the way they are stored and with some tips on how we can better hold onto memories of our happiest moments. I always love these books as they make me think a...