Happy Endings

The peak-end rule describes our tendency to judge and remember an experience, whether good or bad, at the peak or most intense point, and at the end.

Knowing that the ending is such an important part of how we remember things, whenever possible, try to end your experiences on a positive note.

For example, when you’re working out, finish with the exercise you enjoy the most so you’re likely to remember the entire workout positively and you’ll want to do it again. Or, if you’re working on a lengthy, difficult project, at the end of each day, focus on the accomplishments you’ve made. You’ll remember that successful feeling when you dig in the next day!

Make the peak-end rule work for you by consciously ending on a positive note!