How We Remember Past Wellbeing

How We Remember Past Wellbeing

A new study found that “one reason happiness can seem so elusive is that our current feelings can interfere with memories of our past well-being.” Authors Alberto Prati and Claudia Senik used data from the German Socio-Economic Panel’s ongoing survey of German citizens’ wellbeing. They explained that “Happy people tend to overstate the improvement of their life satisfaction over time, whereas unhappy ones tend to overstate the deterioration of their level of happiness. This indicates a certain confusion between feeling happy and feeling better.” 


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Taylor Marks is a certified holistic health coach and professionally trained chef from The Institute of Culinary Education. Her passions include the latest research in health science, culinary arts, holistic wellness, and guiding others towards feeling their best.