If I am guilty of anything, it’s the fact that I spend so much time focusing on how I can bring positive energy and good vibes into my personal life. As a result, I often forget that I should also be spending as much time as possible bringing positive energy into someone else’s day too! If you’re anything like me, you feel the same way. So why not challenge yourself to make someone else’s day a little bit better?!
Even the smallest of gestures can make a friend, or even a stranger’s day more tolerable. With that said, here are Ky’s 5 Ways You Can Make Someone’s Day A Little Bit Better!
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#5 – Simply Say, “Thank You”
The words “thank you” are some of the most important words known to man, especially for someone that needs (or deserves) to hear those words. They are words that we should not only be hearing more often, but saying more often as well.
There is no better feeling than the feeling of appreciation. Whether it’s at work, or randomly throughout our daily routine, the words “thank you” can really be the motivation a person needs to power through the day, as they now have the gratification that you’re thankful for them doing whatever it is that they did.
Most importantly, the words “thank you” can be incredibly important for your relationships, whether it’s romantic, friendly, or family… those words can mean the world to someone, especially if they feel underappreciated in some fashion.
#4 – Just Smile!
Yes, smiling at someone, especially if you don’t know them, might seem a little off-putting. On top of that, it’s hard to muster up the strength to just look at someone at smile. Additionally, sometimes when I smile at someone, I can’t help but think that my smile may be taken as an insinuation for something else. (Awkward…)
With all that said though, I can’t find a good reason to not smile at someone. The awkwardness is all in our heads, and smiling at each other is something we should definitely be doing more often. You’d be surprised how positively effective a good smile can be. 🙂
#3 – Introduce Yourself to Someone You Don’t Know Well at Work
We all have our close friends at work. But also have those people at work that we don’t know well. This week, I encourage you to take a minute out of your day and simply walk up to them and either introduce yourself, or get to know them a little bit better. Maybe it’s casually in the office kitchen, or while you’re leaving a work meeting… your options are endless!
You going out of your way to introduce yourself and open yourself to a potential new acquaintance can 100% make that person’s day a little bit better.
#2 – Don’t Just Hear… LISTEN
Hearing something can be accidental. Listening is on purpose.
Sounds are all around us, and it’s easy for us to hear something, but listening is an acquired skill that many people don’t do.
Next time you are speaking with someone, don’t just hear what they’re saying, really listen to them. Be active, be focused, be concentrated on them, and fully understand what the person is saying.
By listening (instead of hearing) you are making their day better because you are showing genuine interest in what they have to say. And there aren’t many things that are better than knowing that person you’re speaking to is listening to you, and not just hearing you.
#1 – Hug A Loved One Close
First of all, hugs are incredibly underrated. A good hug can do wonders, and I am not sure why people don’t do it more often.
Hugging is a vital way of saying to someone, “You matter to me, and I am glad that you are here with me right now.”
In a world where your next day is never promised, hugging the ones you love the most will mean more than you’ll ever know.
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