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10 Simple Changes to Help You Become a Better You

1. Use Words that Encourage Happiness—Use words that encourage a smile.  For example, when someone asks “How are you?” Instead of replying with “I’m Fine.” Trying using phrases such as, “I am FABULOUS.”

2. Try One New Thing Every Day—Variety is the spice of life.  Make an effort to try something new every day for the next 30 days.  It can be a whole new activity or just a small experience such as talking to a stranger.

3. Perform One Selfless Act Every Day—In life, you get what you put in.  When you make a positive impact in someone else’s life, you also make a positive impact in your own life. Do something that’s greater than you, something that helps someone else be happy or suffer less.

4. Learn and Practice One New Skill Every Day—Self-reliance is a vital key to living a healthy, productive life.  To be self-reliant, one must master a basic set of skills.

5. Dedicate an Hour a Day to Something You’re Passionate About—Take part in something you passionately believe in.  Engage in something you strongly believe in.  This engagement brings happiness and meaning into your life.

6. Treat Everyone Nicely, Even Those who are Rude to You– Being nice to someone you dislike doesn’t mean you’re fake.  It means you’re mature enough to control your emotions.  Treat everyone with kindness and respect, even those who are rude to you– not because they’re nice, but because you are.

7. Address and Acknowledge the Lesson in Inconvenient Situations—It’s important to remember that everything is a life lesson.  Everyone you meet, everything you encourage, etc.. They’re all part of a learning experience we call LIFE. 

8. Get Rid of One Thing A Day for 30 Days—We have so much clutter surrounding us at any given movement—at the office, in our cars and in our homes.  If you start cleaning up some of this external clutter, a lot of internal clutter will disappear as well.  Choose one needless item each and every day and get rid of it. 

9. Don’t’ Tell a Single Lie for 30 Days—With all the seemingly innocent, white lies that trickle out of us, this is way harder than it sounds.  But you can do it.  Stop deceiving yourself and others, speak from the heart, speak the whole truth.

10. Spend 10 Minutes Every Evening Reflecting on What Went Well—For the next 30 days spend 10 minutes every evening pondering the small successes that occurred during the course of the day.  This process of positive reflection will remind you of all the tiny blessings in your life, and help you to celebrate your personal growth.

Taken from the article, “28 Simple Changes to Help You Become a Different Person.”


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