5 Easy Ways to Be Nice
5 Ways It’s Easy to Be Nice
Being nice isn't as hard as you think it might be. Charms for Change has taken our top 5 favorite ways to be nice to help inspire you to lead with kindness.
1. Include Others During Playtime
At some point in life, most of us have experienced being the new kid in school. Making friends isn’t always easy! That’s why it’s important to be inclusive when you see someone on the playground by themselves. Try to think of how you would feel if you got left out of a game at school.
When you put yourself in someone else’s shoes, it’s a little easier to understand their feelings. Making decisions based on compassion will get you much further in life than just following the crowd. You’ll notice that when you’re being nice, you’re feeling nice! Making someone feel better can improve your mood as well.
Even if everyone else is teasing somebody for being alone, all it takes is one person to make a difference and be a friend to that child.
2. Help Your Family with Chores
Running a household and spending time with family is busy work! The best way to guarantee more family time is by helping out with chores. The plus side is now you can spend more time enjoying each other’s company. Divide up the chores in the house and give each family member their own responsibilities.
Pick a day of the week when chores need to get done, put on your favorite playlist, and get to work! Once the chores are complete, celebrate with some quality time.
3. Always Leave Things Better Than You Found Them
Have you ever gone to the park for a picnic, and all the tables were covered in trash? This can happen when people fall into the belief that somebody will always clean up after them.
When you understand that your mess is your responsibility, the world will be a much cleaner place! It’s easy and can even be a fun game to clean up your trash. If you can ball up the material and there’s an open trash can nearby, practice your basketball skills!
See who can make the most “trash baskets” until your space is cleaned! Or, put on a song and do as much cleaning as you can before the song ends. There are even ways to help the environment when you’re at home!
4. Never Judge a Book by its Cover
Have you ever read a book that had no art on the cover? However, on the inside, it was full of fun and adventure? Maybe the book has a wildly vivid image on the cover, and inside it was a textbook full of homework? You’ll find that judging a book by its cover is usually not a fair way to form an opinion.
The cover only shows so much, the synopsis will give you an idea, but the only way to really know a book is to read it cover to cover. In fact, you might be surprised what you find when you allow yourself to look past what is on the surface. Books are a lot like people this way.
Nobody wants someone to judge them based just on what they look like. There is so much more to us all than what meets the eye.
5. Always Remember to Say Please & Thank You
If somebody asked you to borrow a toy, would you feel more appreciated if they said, please? How about when you hold the door open for a stranger, and they smile and say thank you?
These interactions are a wonderful way for humans to express gratitude and show respect for each other. Choosing to live in a kinder, more harmonious way is the only way for us to ever truly build a strong community. So always remember, say please and thank you.
And above all else, always remember to be kind.