Being kind to ourselves and other can sometimes be difficult. We need forgiveness and love, which are sentiments that are not always easily available. So here are 5 simple life hacks that can help you become a kind, genuine person.
First of all, however, remember that before you are kind to others you need to be kind to yourself. When we are kind to ourselves, we can begin to see more clearly the actions we are taking and the way in which these affect our surroundings. Knowing this basic concept, you can start acting out these simple, but amazing, life hacks:
1. Treat Everyone the Same
… and recognize the humanity in others. Treat everyone as a fellow human: this tip may sound strange, but trust me, it is not. Try noticing how you ignore every passerby, every person that comes to be part of your life even for just a few moments. Everyone is as human as you are, and as complex and multifaceted as any other human. Do not write their story off before knowing more about them.
2. Change Your Mind
Give yourself permission to change your opinion. It is ok to think a certain way one day, and then change your mind the following. We are constantly evolving, ever-changing; and this is what makes us amazing.
3. Listen to Yourself
Don’t just listen to your surroundings. Listen to the tumult you have inside. Pay attention to your thoughts, and replace the negative with positive ones. Try out mindfulness meditation, a method of accessing the situation from afar without letting feelings get the best of you. We have many articles on our blog about how to start this type of meditation, if you have never tried it before.
4. Check your Emotions
Take a few pauses through your day during which you can ask yourself how you are feeling. Are you tensed? Are you stressing yourself, and forcing a smile? Find out what can be the cause of distress, and rationally think of ways to make your days better.
5. Create Moments of Peace
Gift yourself with moments of serenity. Just a few minutes can be enough. Just take enough time to stretch your legs or breathe in deeply once in a while. You deserve these peaceful and serene instants in order to get in touch with who you really are.
I hope you will find these life hacks on how to become a genuine person helpful, learning the true value of forgiveness and love. Follow our blog for more mindful insights on your daily life!