10 Ways To Build A Kinder World

Discover how you can play your part in making the world a kinder place…

The power to make our world a nicer, happier place to live is right at our fingertips. Even the smallest gesture can brighten someone’s day and make them feel understood, loved and valued. Here are 10 ways you can #bekind to help create a better world for us all:

1. Help The Vulnerable

There are lots of ways you can help vulnerable people and animals. You could:

  • Volunteer at your local food bank
  • Offer to get shopping for an elderly neighbour or family member
  • Raise money for a local animal charity
  • Visit a care home and offer

2. Say ‘Thank You’

Make your appreciation known. Thank someone who has made you a lovely meal or helped you deal with a difficult situation in your life. These two little words can mean a whole lot.

3. Be Courteous

Let someone who is in a rush skip the queue ahead of you. Hold the door open for the person behind you. Wash up the dishes after someone has cooked a meal for you. There are LOTS of little ways to be courteous and kind.

4. Pay Compliments

Give compliments to spread joy and happiness. Tell someone if you love their coat or if you’re impressed by their talent – everyone loves to be complimented! It takes next to zero energy or effort to pay a compliment, yet it can make someone feel very special indeed.

5. Be A Good Listener

Look the person in the eye when they’re talking and give them time to say what they want to say without any interruptions. Being a good listener shows that you care and that you are a kind, supportive person.

6. Be Present

We live in a busy, hectic world that’s filled with far too many distractions. We could all do with spending less time online and more time living in the here and now. Put your phone away and give your full focus to family and friends when you’re spending time with them.

7. Help With Chores

Offer to help out around the house more. You could cook dinner once a week, take out the bins, or take the dog out for a daily walk.

8. Look For Opportunities

Keep your eyes peeled for opportunities to be kind. Be aware of your surroundings and of people who may need a helping hand. Offer the elderly lady who just boarded the bus your seat or help your neighbour unlock their front door when they’re juggling bags of shopping. There are always opportunities to be kind – we just need to look out for them!

9. Share To Show You Care

That book you couldn’t put down? Lend it to a friend who you think will enjoy it just as much! You could let your brother borrow that shirt he’s been eyeing up or share the box of chocolates you have stashed away.

10. Be Kind To Yourself

You matter too! Sometimes, we can be our own worst critics. Try to focus on your strengths and the individual things that make you you! Be positive about yourself when you’re talking to others. For more advice on how to be kind to yourself, click here. Looking for more ways to spread a smile? Click here to find 10 random acts of kindness you can try today!


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