There's nothing better in my opinion than to do a good turn for someone. It can make you feel like a million dollars! The phrase "it's better to give than to receive" is certainly true.
We all know how we feel about someone when they take the time out of their busy day to do something for us, so by doing things for others we'll engender that same feeling.
It doesn't have to be anything dramatic - making your partner a cup of coffee first thing in the morning whilst they're still in bed, buying that unexpected little present for someone for no reason, helping someone finish a task at work even though you and they both know that you won't get any credit from the boss.
Imagine how differently you would feel after a year if each day you have consciously made positive contributions to others' lives. I would imagine the following would happen:
- Your place of work will be a lot more productive and fun.
- You'll have more friends.
- Your colleagues and friends will be more satisfied and engaged.
- You'll enjoy closer relationships with your family and friends.
- You'll be healthier, happier, and well on your way to a longer life.
- You'll feel much better about yourself, and your life have improved because of it.
There's lots of scientific and anecdotal evidence to show the importance of making positive contributions to those around us. Take every opportunity to do so and thus improve the positivity of others. It will make a big difference.
This is one of the fastest ways to change how we feel about ourselves and if you think about it, its one of the easiest to do.
Make this a habit and it'll change how you feel about yourself as you begin to see yourself as well-liked and popular.
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