10 Ways to Be a Better Person

See ten easy steps to becoming the person you can be proud of

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Each of us carries kindness, love, caring and peace in our hearts. However, we have all behaved badly to someone. We've been nervous, unhappy, tense, and we've passed that on to someone we know or a stranger. And then we've probably even felt guilty and had a hard time. Because what's worse than being disappointed in yourself?

Actually becoming a better person isn't hard at all. The fact that you're reading this means you've already asked for it - so half the job is done. Congratulations. We offer you ten easy steps to becoming the person you can be proud of.

๐Ÿ’š Treat people as you would like to be treated

This is a basic rule in communicating with people. If you don't want them to be rude to you, don't be rude to them. If you want to receive more respect, affection, appreciation, then give more respect, affection and appreciation. The list here is endless. But the most important thing to remember is this - what you most noticeably lack in your relationships with people is probably exactly what you least give to those same people.

๐Ÿ’š Do good to someone

You don't have to buy a homeless person a house or donate millions to the needy (if you can afford it, great, then act).Try something small and small, but enough to make someone smile. Skip the driver trying to take that difficult left turn, thank the saleswoman who helped you find the perfect gift profusely, tell your mom you love her, give your loved one a new pair of socks for no reason...try to do something small for someone every day. It may be insignificant to you, but it could be the best thing that ever happened to the person across from you.

๐Ÿ’š Always be kind and smile, especially with strangers

Make this a habit. Always say hello, smile and wish them a good day. When you smile, you unconsciously attract good moods and more smiling people. Don't allow yourself to be rude or disrespectful - you don't know what the person you are communicating with is going through. And how badly they might need your smile.

๐Ÿ’š Don't cheat

Learn patience. And be on top of things. Don't fight with everyone over every little thing. Learn to shut up sometimes, to let go, to be the wiser person. Don't get angry about every minor obstacle you face. Don't judge people for every little mistake they make. Remind yourself regularly that you are above things and take a more global view of life. Don't wallow in problems, allow yourself the luxury of forgetting about them. Soon they will start to forget about you too.

๐Ÿ’š Respect your elders

...in fact, respect everyone. Respect your parents and older relatives. Respect your co-workers - both those in higher positions and the hygienists and support staff who make sure you are happy in your office. Respect your friends, your children, your loved one. Respect every person you meet. Remember - he is worthy and deserves your respect.

๐Ÿ’š Give up envy and competition

Remember that there will always be someone more beautiful, smarter, more talented in a certain field or more successful in another than you. You too have your advantages and strengths. Focus in yourself, appreciate your qualities and work on your flaws. Give up comparing yourself to others and measuring who has more or who can do less. Don't be jealous, be happy with everything you have. And believe me, it's not little...

๐Ÿ’š Don't let yourself be unhappy

The unhappy person is the worst. A long lack of happiness inevitably leads to bitterness and roughness. It is in these moments that we begin to behave in a way that we are ashamed of after a while. Save yourself the shame and try to assess soberly: Is there an area in your life that makes you unhappy? Your job, your family, your partner, your relationships, your home...? Find the answer for yourself and do everything you can and a little bit more on top to improve your situation and get your happiness back. It's guaranteed to make you better.

๐Ÿ’š Give, give, give...

There is no better way to feel happy than to give. In every sense. Donate your old clothes, give money to charity, give smiles, give chances and love. Every time you give, you actually receive much more than what you gave.

๐Ÿ’š Say a kind word

Most of us love to criticize. We don't fail to point out to someone where they went wrong, to show them that they are wrong or that we disapprove of something about them. But how often do we do the opposite? Set a goal - say something nice to someone every day. You don't have to make it up, tell the truth. Along with the criticism, make sure to give a compliment. Start pointing out the good things in people and you'll start to see more of them.

๐Ÿ’š Be grateful

Gratitude is actually the key to happiness and to kindness. Start appreciating all the good things that happen to you and the people you love. Give thanks for the summer, for the taste of coffee, for your best friend, for your awesome kid, for the purchase from the mall, for the delicious pizza... Let gratitude become your companion in life. You won't believe how much happier and better you'll be then.

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