Think of one of your most vivid memories. What’s the first thing that comes to mind?
Was it a good memory or a bad memory?
When I was given this prompt by a friend, the first thing that came to mind was receiving a phone call from my brother telling me that my dad had passed away.
Research tells us our minds are more likely to remember bad memories than good ones. Scientists believe there are deep-rooted evolutionary reasons for this.
In other words, our brain can be a real @$%&* sometimes.
Perhaps this is related to why we are much more likely at the end of the day to dwell on the things that went wrong or didn’t get done rather than what we did well.