´ Alternative Myths -
July 23, 2015

I will be happier when:

  • I have more money
  • I am in a committed relationship
  • I have kids

I can’t be happy when:

  • the best times of of my life are over
  • I will never make that dream come true
  • the relationship has fallen apart

These are some of the myths of happiness that Sonya Lyubomirsky has identified. However I find the same kind of myths can be applied to almost anything:

  • I will be more creative when I come back from vacation
  • I will be relaxed when I have done everything on my to-do list
  • I will love myself when someone else does

Let’s try to pay attention whenever we use I will + if/when and I can’t/won’t + if/when .


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