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MICHAEL BERGER M.A, LCSW
PSYCHOTHERAPY & CONSULTING SERVICES
  • 3 Things Happy People Do Differently

    What is happiness exactly? We feel happy when we are with the people we love. We feel happy when we’re watching a funny movie or eating our favorite pasta dish. But happiness seems more than just an emotion because emotions are fleeting and transient.

    So, what is it then?

    Happiness is a state of mind, and as such, can be intentional and strategic. This is good news because it means we can intentionally make choices that lead to a positive state of mind – AKA happiness. We can look to the people who seem naturally happy and copy what they do.

    And here’s what they do:

    They Understand Growth is Painful

    Many people play life safe. They eat at the same restaurants, vacation at the same place every year and spend time with the same people. But sustained happiness is not about being safe and settled. It’s about discovery and growth, which require life lived outside of your comfort zone.

    Focus only on what they can control

    They Feel Their Feelings

    If you don’t think you are as happy as you should be, try to take more risks, don’t sweat the small stuff and feel out your feelings while looking for ways to make better choices.

    If you’ve always been someone who shies away from their emotions, it may be difficult to feel out your feelings.

    If you or a loved one is interested in exploring treatment, please contact me today. I would be happy to speak with you about how I may be able to help.

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