24 Ways To Be A Better Person

Thought Catalog

1. Look at yourself in the mirror every morning before you go out the door and give yourself at least one compliment that you actually believe — even if it has nothing to do with your body. Even “Your sweater looks nice today!” will work.

2. Give friends real, squeezy hugs when you greet them and tell them that you’re happy to see them.

3. Make an effort to be especially polite and kind to people you talk to throughout the day for mundane, work-or-errand-oriented things. Try to make the interaction as pleasant as possible, even if the content is boring.

4. Speak clearly and articulately when you want to get a point across, making sure to illuminate your ideas well. If it seems like someone is not understanding what you’re saying, try and help them understand in a kind way, without making them feel like they’re stupid for not…

View original post 622 more words

10 Things Only You Can Give Yourself

Thought Catalog

1. The feeling of being truly healthy. If you are eating terrible food and not moving enough, or exhausting yourself drinking until three AM four nights a week, only you really know it. And even if someone touches your body and says it is beautiful, only you know if you are really treating it well. Being told you look slim or your skin is glowing is not a replacement for actually treating your body with respect.

2. Confidence to ask for what you deserve in a relationship, whether platonic or romantic. Perhaps someone will just happen to treat you well, but if you are not ready to demand it, you can never expect to find it in your relationships. And if you don’t feel that you are fundamentally worthy of being treated with respect and compassion, no one is going to convince you that you are.

3. The understanding of…

View original post 624 more words