Simple Ways To Be A Better Person And Be Happy
Everyone craves to be a happier human, yet some just don’t know how to do that.
At the end of every day, I reflect on what I can do to be a better person for me and others. Even so, I have the ambition of leaving a mark on the world to do awesome things. Through taking time aside every day to focus on what actions are good and bad, I have the opportunity of being a better person and gaining personal growth. When I learned how to be better human, I was able to develop a character worthy of happiness. I’m a lot happier about who I am, and I wouldn’t have a problem with telling my kids the kind of person I am.
Here’s how you can learn to be happier better human for you and others around you,
Be Willing to Change
You need to be willing to change to become a better version of yourself. To grow and progress into being a better person you want to be you need to be open to the possibilities of change. It’s harder than you think for some people to change, because they’re so against the idea of change. That’s why its very hard for them to grow. When you are willing to keep an open mind about change, you are giving yourself more power to growing and becoming the best version of yourself.
Be More Grateful
Showing Gratitude is another great way to increase your happiness. Remembering how fortunate you are and focusing on the good aspects of life can be both humbling and inspiring. Taking even a small effort to write down three items that you’re thankful for at the end of each day will improve the way you feel.
Stop Being Angry
Many of us allow anger and rage to control our decision-making skills. Growing up I used to be an angry person, until I realized it was only damaging my relationships with people and increasing my blood pressure. Controlling your frustration at the peak of a problem is a difficult skill to master, but you’ll find it’s the most effective. I decided instead of getting angry and allowing negative emotions to control the outcome of my problems, I would change my emotions. Staying mad doesn’t help me to solve any problems, so I find thinking about positive things and things I’m grateful about help me to stay focused and not delve in negativity.
- Be a Role Model
Sometimes to really get your act together, you need to be a role model for someone else. I became more vigilant about the way I acted when I became a businessman. As people began to look up to me I felt the need to want to be a better me. I accomplished that by leading by example. I didn’t want to disappoint people by showing I was inexperienced at life or a bad role model. You can start anywhere, being a “big brother” to someone, mentor a kids ‘ team, even be a role model to your family. No matter what you choose, please make decisions that the person looking up to you will understand and benefit from.
One of the toughest things to do when you embark on a journey of self-development and growth is forgiving someone who has hurt you. In the past I could never forgive someone who did something to upset me. Even if it was a small thing, I would hold that against them for the rest of their lives which was neither safe nor healthy for me. As I grew in life and in wisdom, I learned people make mistakes, and that instead of holding that against them I needed to forgive them. On your journey to becoming a better human forgive someone who’s hurt you in the past and let go of that hurt.
Listen to People
People rarely have the time to what others have to say, not out of malice, everyone’s just in a hurry. Between their jobs, their family, and lives, people are just so busy. But even with my busy schedule, I’ve learned that giving people a voice and listening to them is the greatest thing one can do for another. Because I took the time to genuinely listen to people, I’ve been able to close some of the biggest deals, develop life-long connections, and even meet some of the most amazing people ever.
Honesty is the best cure for any situation or problem. But Honest people are hard to come by. So, promise yourself that you’re not going to tell lies for a month straight. Really challenge yourself to be honest and believe in yourself that you can develop healthy, good habits. If you’re a habitual liar, take small steps by being honest for 1 day. Then gradually increase the goal by 2 or 3 days when you have been able to successfully accomplish your smaller target goals.
Do Something You Don’t Want To
A very easy way to be a better person that you want to become is by simply keeping an open mind is by trying things you wouldn’t normally do. It’s like a breath of fresh air. Only way to live your best live is by stepping outside your comfort zone – here’s why. I was afraid of roller coasters growing up. As a teenager I finally gave it a chance and who knew, I had the best time of my life. I would never realize how fun roller coasters really were until I was willing to let go of my discomfort and gave it a shot. Overcoming that one fear has led me to take on life with a different perspective and excitement.
Surprise Someone Special
Do you have a loved one in your life? Whether it’s your spouse/romantic partner, your children, or a family member, plan a special surprise for them. If you know someone who deserves a nice vacation or a new gift, go buy it for them. One of the most rewarding feelings in the world are knowing that you made someone smile. Surprise the special someone in your life by doing something out of the ordinary for them!
It does the body and mind good for a person to want to be a better person. To themselves and to others, because being good is and spreading happiness is contagious. You never know what someone is going through, someone may be getting over a lost one or a bad workday, and by simply acknowledging them and giving them a voice, you may have just changed the course of the rest of their day. So spread love, laugh more, and give generously because we all need it.