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FOUR SIMPLE THINGS YOU CAN DO TODAY TO BE A BETTER YOU IN THE NEW YEAR LESSON FOUR | Erik Young M.Ed., LPC
This last lesson is one that is very familiar to those of you who have personally worked with me. It came from a very difficult and dark time in my life. I was miserable. I realized that if I didn't do something to inject some positivity in my life that some bad things were bound to happen. Furthermore, no one wants to work with a miserable and depressed therapist. After much research, soul searching, and personal therapy, I figured this out: Lesson #4: Happiness is a Skill, Practice it We often confuse skills and traits. A trait is something that a person has that either is or isn't. Eye color, height, and the like are examples of traits. Conversely, any quality of a person that can be changed or altered with effort and practice is a skill. We often attribute traits to things that are skills. Happiness is one of those things. We say that so and so is a happy person or a not happy person like happiness is a something that is or isn't. Happiness is something that we have and