When you’re planning out your holiday, it’s easy to front load all the fun stuff because you want to get to it as soon as possible, but The Wall Street Journal suggests saving the best for last if you really want some solid memories.
Photo by Kamal Zharif Kamaludin.
When we reflect back on a holiday, we tend to gauge how the whole thing was based on how it ends. This is at least partially because of the peak-end rule, a psychological heuristic that suggests we remember experiences based on their most intense moments and their ending instead of the sum of the experience. To take advantage of this quirk of the brain, The Wall Street Journal suggests saving a couple of activities your most excited about for the end, or even just waiting and splurging on that business class upgrade for the way home instead of the way out.
The Smarted Way to Take a Vacation [The Wall Street Journal]