1). Send a short thank you or positive note to someone who assisted you or did something exceptional that day. Send a quick email or make a brief phone call to a parent about their child for teachers. Bonus, give them something hand-written and personalized.
2). Determine out what you can do to assist someone you know who is searching for help or is in a difficult situation. This might include finding someone else who excels in this subject area and asking them to contact this individual for assistance.
3). Surprise a coworker with something they believe to be part of their job. This is only effective when the goal and purpose are to assist. If you use this as a chance to outshine or one-up someone, you may wind up with a good deed turning into an unpleasant experience.
4). Stand up for someone you know is doing the right thing yet isn’t receiving enough support from the crowd. At its most basic, you express something in a meeting or send an email to which other people may subscribe. The goal is to demonstrate your backing and aid in validating ideas that are being avoided. Furthermore, by doing so, you may empower and encourage others who believe their voice isn’t being heard.
5). Make a plan to act in the future to assist someone who is doing something right now. There are several situations in which others might require a little assistance and encouragement to attempt something or alter their behavior. Your future dedication is just what they need to get the ball rolling.
6). Find something amusing and pass it along to your friends. You can’t dismiss the importance of humor, and when it comes at just the right moment, a good chuckle is the difference between an average day and a fantastic day.
7). Finish the job you agreed to complete. You’d be surprised how many times we promise to do something, only to finish half of the work. Please make a difference by doing what you said you would do… it means a lot to people.
8). Give someone a challenge you believe they can overcome and would be proud of them if they succeeded. This is a great way to let others know how wonderful they are and that you believe their skill set is perfectly suited to addressing this issue. The goal here is to empower and give someone a lift of confidence that may be feeling low.
9). Say ‘yes’ and ‘why not’ more than ‘no’ and ‘that’s not possible,’ especially if you ask someone else to do anything. You can become overwhelmed and over-committed if you say yes constantly. On the other hand, don’t always say no because you will become the person that no one approaches with new ideas or possible modifications. Encourage someone by giving them the green light to do their thing.
10). Don’t be someone you’re not, and don’t try to be someone else.
We try to be who we think others expect us to be too frequently, and in the end, we disappoint ourselves and others. Others will admire you if you are yourself.
Benefits when Your Home a Better Place
- You’ll feel happier and more content when you’re grateful for what you have instead of dwelling on what you don’t have.
- You’ll be less likely to take your home for granted and will appreciate it more.
- You’ll be more likely to care for your home and keep it tidy and clean if you love it and appreciate it.
- When your home is a happy place, you’ll be more likely to invite friends and family over and entertain, leading to lasting memories.
- If you make an effort to improve your home, it can increase the value of your property. Whenever you are planning on selling or not, this is always a nice bonus.
So what are some ways you can make your home a better place? Here are a few ideas to get you started:
- Make an effort to keep it clean and tidy. This doesn’t mean you have to be OCD about it, but just put things away after using them and don’t let clutter build up.
- Take care of any necessary repairs or maintenance tasks. Don’t let things fall into disrepair – it will only make them harder (and more expensive) to fix later on.
- Decorate according to your taste and style. Whether you like things super minimalist or prefer a cozier, homey feel, make sure your décor reflects that.
- Bring in plants or flowers to liven things up. They look good, but they can also help purify the air in your home.
- Make sure there’s plenty of natural light coming in. Open up those curtains and let the sunshine in!
- Add some personal touches here and there. Whether photos of your loved ones or art pieces you’ve created yourself, adding some personality will make your home feel more like yours.
- Invest in comfortable furniture that you enjoy using. You should feel relaxed and at calm in your own home, so make sure your furniture reflects that.
- Get rid of anything you don’t need or use anymore. Don’t hang on to things just because you think you might need them someday – if you haven’t used them in a while, chances are you never will.
- Organize your space in a way that makes sense for you. Whether that means having a designated spot for everything or just making sure the flow of your home makes sense, taking the time to do this will make your life easier.
- Finally, add some personal touches here and there. Whether photos of your loved ones or art pieces you’ve created yourself, adding some personality will make your home feel more like yours. These little details can go a long way in making your house feel like a true home.
Making your home a better place doesn’t have to be some grand gesture. Most of times, the smallest changes can make the biggest difference. So go out and do something good for someone today… you may be surprised at how good it makes you feel!