I´m constantly reading inspiration quotes on some apps I, previously, had downloaded on my iPhone. As matter of fact, it gives me strength to face my daily challenges and battles, it makes me so happy reading about successful stories, people that h
ad everything to follow their wrong path but they made it! I´m gonna share with you all my most loved article of all time, about 10 things you should follow in order to become happier with you inner-side and, also, to others. Thanks Tiffany Sun, your writing skills and way of thinking about life is so beautiful!
1. Surprise people, don’t tell them
I remember my heart jumped when I got a beautiful bouquet of flowers one random day at work, not because it was from my boyfriend or a secret admirer, but as a surprise. I soon discovered that it was my close friend who’d sent me the unexpected gift, just because he knew how depressed I felt after realizing my ex no longer cared about me. It wasn’t the gift alone that made my whole week brighter, it was his thoughts. The takeaway here? Don’t tell people what you’re going to get or do for them because then they expect you to deliver.
2. Say “no” when you (really) don’t want to
People respect those who speak their minds, more so than someone who always agrees with their request or invitation. Yes, saying the “n” word might make your stomach flip but if you can get past that feeling, you’ll start feeling good about yourself.
3. Do something nice for a stranger
Hold the door if their hands are full. Warn them before they sit on a wet seat. Pick up their dropped cash. These are things most people won’t do, but will give respect if you do.
4. Leave your ego behind & learn from those who are better than you
Take the time to study what makes others shine. Practice over and over again. Ask if you need to. Because if you want to be the best, you have to be willing to learn from the best.
5. Be curious about everything
It’s fun talking with others, but the moment the conversation dies because no one has anything else to say is when you start getting bored of that person. Don’t be that person, the one anxiously looking away while racking your brain for a good topic. If you want to save yourself from that situation, you got to make people curious about you and the only way is if you’re curious yourself. Learn how things work. Ask yourself why people behave the way they do. Read about what’s happening in the world right now.
6. Stay calm when someone’s angry at you
This is probably the best solution to understanding people better and feeling more closely connected to them.
7. Start conversations with someone new
Break out of your comfort zone and talk with somebody you’ve never met. You’ll instantly surprise them (see point #1) and walk away with greater confidence.
8. Write a list on what you want to learn
A suggestion I’d recommend that a friend recommended me is writing a list of all the things you don’t know or have little knowledge about. Update that list whenever you come across a topic that puzzles you and research it when you have time.
9. Saying thank you
It’s simple, overused at times, but still can make a world’s difference to someone’s day. All it takes is a couple seconds to think about and appreciate what you are given, even if it’s something small like a hug.
Remember: Thank others when you really mean it, but not to the point where you go overboard (otherwise it starts to lose its meaning).
10. Make time for yourself
If there’s one thing you can’t recover in life, it’s time.
"Remember, the most attractive thing about you has less to do with your face and body, but more with your heart and habits."