How many times have you passed your neighbours who look unpleasant? Maybe they are unhappy because they feel like nobody cares about them; maybe they have no one to smile for, well you can change that starting today. Here are 13 tips on how to make people happy and spread some joy around the world!
Giving can be more pleasurable than receiving. This is one of the most important tips on how to make someone’s day and at the same time be happier yourself. Try to give the best you can with out expecting anything in return. You can start with your smile, it is free and smiling at people makes you feel more positive and happy too. Donate to a charity if you can and give something to those who are less fortunate than you. If you can’t afford to do this why not check your wardrobe and give away some of your unused clothes to charity. Simple, right?
Leave some love notes in your spouse’s, parents’ wallets or kids’ lunchboxes. They will feel the love and the surprise will make their day!! A cheap, fast and effective route to happiness!
Try to make a random person happy. Whenever somebody asks you for the time or directions to a place answer them politely with a smile. If you see somebody who is struggling with their car – help them, hold the door open for someone, compliment somebody. The World will be a better place for it and you will be happier in return.
Eating is a fundamental part of of our existence and can make us happy. Try to cook something for your family or your spouse just to make their day a little bit more special and spread around the happiness bug. You can make their favourite dish or bake a cake. If you do not like cooking or it is not your cup of tea – order something delicious from the takeway and spend your new found free time with your loved ones.
Send flowers to your mum or your spouse for no reason. Flowers make everybody’s day and provide the recipient with lot’s of happy vibes. Surprising someone for no reason can be one of the best feelings ever! People feel happy in the knowledge that you thought about them.
Saying “hi” to a random person, hug your friend or family member, leave a note “thank you for serving us, you were great” on the receipt for your waitress. Going the extra mile will make someone’s day and also improve your self worth at the same time !
Giving is pleasant but when somebody gives you something do more than just say thank you, smile and pay it forward when people do something unexpected for you.
Being a good listener is a very important skill. Ask your friend for their opinion, your mum or dad for advice, it will make them feel more valuable and important to you. When you see that somebody is sad ask what them happened. Everybody has problems and issues just try to listen to somebody’s story and be there for them in their time of need, it will help them to feel better and costs absolutely nothing.
Be nice to your neighbours. Especially to those who are older than you. Help them with their driveway when it is winter, bring their trashcans in, invite them for tea, walk their dog, smile. The psychology of happiness says that you do not need to move a mountain to make somebody’s day – small gestures help people to feel so much better about themselves.
Say something nice to someone. It makes them happier. For example tell someone that their dress is very beautiful or tell someone that their hair looks good or that they have a nice smile. Compliment those who look sad on the street, be nice and share what you really think. Be thoughtful, simply just because you can! You can do this at work, home, everywhere! Just be aware of appropriate boundaries and never go out of your way to offend or upset someone.
Did you notice that people never seem to have enough time for their friends or family? Put a social event in your calendar, make yourself available and helpful. Spend time with them, socialise, ask how their lives are going etc. Being available in the 21st century can seem like a miracle, everybody is busy and seems like they work all the time, give your time to your loved ones. You will be rewarded!
Work. This is where you spend almost 40% of your lives. Give some happiness away it is free! Be the person who says “hello” first, if you go to grab a coffee – bring one for a colleague, compliment someone, ask how they are, help them out, share a funny story. You will feel happier, people at work will be very appreciative and this ripple of happiness will return to you!
If you have a little extra this month why not share with someone less fortunate? For example, you may have some items of food in your cupboard close to expiry – can you donate them to a food bank? Maybe you cooked way too much of your favourite dish, drop in on your neighbour and see if they fancy sampling your amazing cooking! Its a great way to start a conversation and spread a little love around.
Happiness vibrates in a supersonic way. Try to use just one of our 13 tips on how to make somebody’s day and you will see how everything looks and feels so so much better! Together we can make the world a better place!