Research looked at how these three functions of autobiographical memory relates to psychological well-being.
Participants were asked to recall memories and rate these on how much they served self, social and directive functions.
Results showed that participants who reported their memories to have self, social and directive functions also reported higher levels of psychological well-being.
One study explored whether documenting trivial everyday activities can be unexpectedly curiosity provoking and interesting in the future.
Participants underestimated the pleasure of rediscovering these ordinary experiences three months later.
People don’t see the value of documenting the present but then prefer rediscovering those moments in the future.
hiMoment helps you notice and capture even the smallest moments of happiness, so that you can rediscover memories that would have otherwise been forgotten.
One study had students reminisce twice daily for a week about positive memories and found this walk down memory lane lead to increases in reported happiness over the course of the week.
In another study, people had to replay happy memories in their minds for only eight minutes per day for three days and found that even four weeks later people showed a sustained increase in positive emotions.
Remembering positive moments is an effective tool, which is why hiMoment is making the process easier for you.