The best thing you can do for yourself is to try to be a better person – and to consciously improve yourself and your life. Choosing to “be better” will not only make you feel better, but will also bring better people, opportunities, and possibilities into your life. Here are 9 ways to become a better person.
Be True To Yourself
To become a better person, one must always be true to oneself. Confess the good, the bad, and the ugly and embrace it. In order to improve as a person, you first have to be really aware of who you are and who you are not.
We are not saying that you should give superficial compliments, we are saying that you should really compliment someone for something they do or who they are. Lots of people want to feel valued, and this little gift will make a difference in their lives.
Help People That You Are Not Friends With
It’s easy to help someone you like, but it’s much more difficult to help someone you don’t like. But your actions should be a reflection of you, regardless of who is asking for help. If you keep bringing forth good things in this world, it will come back to you ten times in unexpected ways.
Be Stronger Than Your Ego
The ego drives us away from being really kind and compassionate. It is our ego that tells us that we should get angry or that we shouldn’t talk to someone or forgive someone. When you put your ego aside, you start to see things differently. You get less angry and notice positive changes in your life.
Put Your Negative Habits Aside
Smoking, gossiping, or judging – please don’t! Give up bad habits and replace them with good ones. If you can’t give up your bad habits right away, start small until you can really get rid of them.
Smile To Strangers
It’s hard to be friendly when you are in a hurry, waiting in line in the grocery shop, or being squeezed on the subway. But a little smile is enough. Smiling at strangers, especially in the morning, makes the day brighter for everyone.
Surprise your friends, your partner, or your children. No matter how old we are, we all love surprises – good ones, of course. And it doesn’t have to be a big gesture, sometimes a simple message, card, or letter is enough. Be creative!
Create Something Meaningful
Creating something that other people can benefit from is priceless. Whether craft or business, whether blog or book, whether special food or an entire restaurant. Keep thinking about how you can add value to your community. Create something meaningful.
Forgive and Forget
Is there a person that hurt you in the past, and you still are mad at the person or don’t talk to him or her? Can we leave behind the pain or misunderstanding we associate with him or her? Can we develop compassion in any form by dealing with it?