We all roll our eyes at happiness clichés: “Live, laugh, love.” “If life gives you lemons, make lemonade.” “Dance like nobody’s watching.” Even if there’s some truth in inspirational sayings, anything you’ve ever seen crocheted on a pillow or framed on Michael Scott’s wall is automatically suspect.

This week, to celebrate the 200th episode of Savvy Psychologist, we’ll look at the science behind 5 happiness clichés and find new, fresh ways to put them into action. In other words, when you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change. Hey, wouldn’t that look good on a pillow?

5 Classic Happiness Clichés

  1. “Don’t worry, be happy.”
  2. “The purpose of life is a life of purpose.”
  3. “Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment.”
  4. “Do one thing every day that scares you.”
  5. “Live every day as if it were your last.”

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