Sometimes you go through things that can change your thinking and behavior without even realizing it. Shit happens. The main thing is that you acknowledge the behavior and get back on track to being a good person. When you’re a good person, you’re less stressed out and you’re able to live a healthier and happier life.
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1. Be beautiful, inside and out.
It’s one thing to be beautiful on the outside, but how beautiful are you on the inside? Choose to be beautiful inside and out. Start now if you can. I say this because being beautiful isn’t always about what you’re wearing or what color your lipstick is. Being beautiful is also who you are as a person.
You may be the most beautiful person on the outside and something so simple such as your attitude could make you very ugly. What matters is how you treat people.
When we are beautiful on the inside, it will always reflect on the outside.
2. Have a more positive mindset about things.
It’s actually pretty funny that I pointed this out because for the longest I’ve struggled with staying positive about things. It wasn’t necessarily things that were actively happening, just from my past life events kind of made me look at everything in a negative way.
I’m glad I stopped that, though. It is definitely a process but it can happen. I’m not saying I’m never negative about anything ever in life. What I’m saying is that I’m more positive about things than I am negative. I had no idea how much negativity impacted my mood, behavior, my whole life – period.
Having a positive mindset reduces stress in a tremendous way. Rather than dwelling on situations that you can’t control, focus on something else and move on.
Focusing on the brighter side of things is also a way of practicing self-care.
3. Be Empathetic.
Being kind and understanding in how you treat others is pretty much the result of having a loving and caring attitude towards others. Try to put yourself in other’s shoes and see things from their perspective. It’s almost like giving someone the benefit of the doubt, rather than acting in a negative way first.
4. Be kind to people.
To be a good person, you have to be kind. But every good person doesn’t have to like everyone. Let’s get this clear. You do not have to personally like everyone you encounter just so you can call yourself a good person. What makes you a good person is still being kind to everyone, even if you don’t care for some.
A good person looks at others for the person they can be and look past the present to see a person’s positives.
When you’re kind to other people, this will help you feel good about yourself. And it’s true. Every person that I run into, I don’t always like. I’m human and that’s going to happen. But I don’t show anyone an ugly face or be rude to them, especially without even knowing them.
Whether you like a person or not, always choose to be kind to them. I say this because you never know what someone is going through. Some people’s actions are based on the battles they are fighting from within themselves. Not saying that’s an excuse, but you just never know.
Even if a person is rude to you for no reason, always respond with kindness and I promise you’ll be the one to come out winning and feeling unbothered. That’s why you can never go wrong with being kind.
5. Be honest and loyal.
A good person is always honest and straight forward with what they are feeling and thinking. You can’t be a good person and do the exact opposite. Honesty and loyalty promote authenticity and in today’s world… that is extremely important.
Loyalty is valuable because it allows us to take the risk of predicting the actions and behavior of people we trust. So always be loyal to those you keep close to you and it shall be returned.