Feeling sad or stressed sees us struggle to remember everyday tasks

The perfect excuse for forgetting Valentine’s Day! Just say you are a bit sad after research shows feeling down or stressed means we struggle to remember everyday tasks

  • Researchers found feeling sad or stressed can make us less likely to remember to carry out everyday tasks
  • Volunteers reported their mood while having to remember to send messages at certain times in the day
  • Results revealed that as participantsmood changed from more negative to more positive, they were more likely to remember the task
  • It’s happened to the best of us – you wake up on Valentine’s Day and realise you’ve forgotten to buy your partner a card.

    しかし恐れることはありません. 今年, 少なくとも, you can blame it on your mood brought on by the pandemic.

    Researchers have found feeling sad or stressed can make us less likely to remember to carry out everyday tasks.

    A team at the University of Aberdeen asked volunteers to report their mood while simultaneously having to remember to send messages at certain times in the day

    A team at the University of Aberdeen asked volunteers to report their mood while simultaneously having to remember to send messages at certain times in the day

    Results revealed that as participants' mood changed from more negative to more positive, they were more likely to remember the task

    Results revealed that as participantsmood changed from more negative to more positive, they were more likely to remember the task

    A team at the University of Aberdeen asked volunteers to report their mood while simultaneously having to remember to send messages at certain times in the day.

    Results revealed that as participantsmood changed from more negative to more positive, they were more likely to remember the task.

    研究, published in the journal Applied Cognitive Psychology, is the first to show how mood can have an effect on memory in ‘real-worldsettings.

    Dr Francesco Pupillo, who co-led the study, 前記: ‘This is another piece of the puzzle that shows the potential of positive mood for helping us remember and complete tasks.

    'そして, はい, perhaps if you have forgotten a special day, or Valentine’s Day – you can maybe get away with it by blaming the pandemic blues.

    Co-author Dr Katharina Schnitzspahn added: ‘Leaving the office in a happy mood on Valentine’s Day should make it easier for us to remember buying those flowers on the way home.

    ハリーは太陽の下で横になったときにTシャツを脱いだ, you’ve stolen my new heart

    As love stories go, it may sound rather conventional – she had a change of heart and now he can breathe easy.

    But Emma Hilton and Craig Jones’s route to romance is anything but ordinary.

    For the couple met through having something in common – life-saving organ transplants.

    Miss Hilton, 32, received a new heart when she was 12, while bathroom fitter Mr Jones was given a pair of donor lungs in 2017 following a suspected infection that left him in a coma.

    The volleyball players met at the British Transplant Games in 2018 and Mr Jones, 27, proposed last November.

    Miss Hilton – who has also survived cancer – said: ‘When we met, we understood what each other had been through and now we are getting married.

    ‘It is a lovely end to our transplant journeys.

    二つ, リーズから, plan to wed in June next year.

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