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Just. Be. Nice. - Life skills

In all our lives we have a consistent denominator: people. Regardless of your job, the reality is we will forever be put in social situations. But with everyone you come in to contact with - are you really being nice? 

It is a well-used expression that we don’t know what people are going through. So, if we can all be a little kinder – that small gesture could impact someone’s day more than we know.  

Here is a list of some of the things that could help bring an extra layer of positivity: 

  • Smile more 
  • Be yourself 
  • Acknowledge strangers 
  • Check-in on your friends  
  • Appreciate your success 
  • Help others get to their goal 
  • Let go of the little things  
  • Do a little more, so someone can do a little less that day  
  • Reserve judgment  
  • Stand up for the vulnerable.  

There are so many ways to be kind to each other. However, your motive towards being nice is also important. It isn’t about you looking good, talking about how kind you are. Being kind isn’t always fun and full of feel good moments. Sometimes when there is a moment to be nice, it may turn out to be inconvenient, might make you late, add to your workload or leave you out of pocket. Nobody said it was easy. If we all went with the attitude to help others when we feel good, then we are all missing out on truly interacting with people in a positive way. So sometimes, being nice is hard work – but it is worth it.  

You also don’t want this to look forced. Quality over quantity. If you consistently make small changes over time it could really make an impact.  

Everyone is important. Look after yourself, look after the people around you and, always make the effort to be nice. 

 

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