Fifty Ways to Be a Better Person

via Daily Prompt: Fifty

  1. Try new things and leave your comfort zone
  2. Let go of your grudges
  3. Donate your spare change
  4. Listen to your gut instincts
  5. Give genuine compliments to people around you frequently
  6. Have a night dedicated entirely to making yourself feel good (PJs, a movie, a bath, the whole shebang)
  7. Donate or throw away all objects in your house/room that don’t serve a purpose or bring your happiness.
  8. Do the same thing with your wardrobe.
  9. Be polite.  Even if you really want to be rude, being the better person will feel infinitely better.
  10. Travel the world (and not just to five-star hotels and common tourist attractions.  Do research and uncover all that the world has to offer)
  11. Express yourself through art
  12. Go looking for new music to love
  13. Volunteer for a cause that you really care about
  14. Be willing to change
  15. Own up to mistakes that you make, but don’t beat yourself up
  16. Really listen to people.  You will both feel good, and you’ll learn things that you may not have found out any other way
  17. Give a loved one a nice surprise: a gift, a homecooked meal etc.
  18. Read more books
  19. Be honest
  20. Don’t be so caught up in impressing others
  21. Know that it’s okay to not know everything
  22. But learn as much as you can about as many things as possible
  23. Do the hard stuff first
  24. Give yourself alone time to recharge after doing something exhausting
  25. Dress in a way that makes you feel confident
  26. Quit your bad habits, like staying up late or smoking, one at a time
  27. Go green! Conserve energy and water, and recycle and compost
  28. Surround yourself with positive people
  29. Stand up for yourself and others
  30. Practice patience and empathy
  31. Set short term goals (‘I will go on walks three days this week’ or ‘I will finish one blog post per week’)
  32. Set long term goals (‘I will learn how to play this instrument well’ or ‘I will publish a novel’)
  33. Rephrase all of your goals to be positive, not negative.  Instead of saying ‘I will stop eating so much junk food’, say ‘I will eat more healthy foods’
  34. Find role models, both people in your life and famous figures
  35. Be a role model for someone else
  36. Learn the difference between insults and constructive criticism
  37. Try to understand situations from different points of view
  38. Forgive someone
  39. Write down a list of the things you are grateful for
  40. Keep a bottle of water near you at all times
  41. Snack on healthy foods
  42. Explore things that you are interested in
  43. Be proud of your talents, accomplishments, and abilities
  44. Embrace the fact that something can always go wrong, and don’t let it stop you from doing things
  45. Be confident- it’s not the same as being arrogant
  46. Ask for help whenever you need it
  47. Make more to-do lists
  48. Open up to other people
  49. Have better posture
  50. Floss as much as your dentist tells you to

 

Bonus #Fifty-one:  Start today!

I hope you enjoyed today’s blog post, and that it can help you on your way to living more happily.  If you didn’t catch my previous blog post, here’s the link to ‘Chinese Eyes: A Rant’.  Recently, I’ve been doing posts inspired by daily prompts.  There’s a community page where you can view the works of everyone who is also doing the prompt, and I would definitely recommend you check them out.

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Thank you so much for reading!

-Yi Nuo

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