In a world governed by the number of likes and followers, self-esteem may hit low points. I've seen people all around me worried about the amount of double-taps they'll get on a post, why people didn't comment enough, and surf through their followers to see who unfollowed them and why. Social media has numerous positives, but when it consumes one's life, it may cause self-doubt and comparative behavior.
This week, I wanted to focus on bringing people up and being a support system because you never know when someone may need it. These are some ways to help boost the happiness of those around you, and subsequently yourself, with even the smallest gestures!
Talk Behind People's Back... But About Good Things.Try to share a positive thing about a coworker, classmate, etc. to another person. Tell your friends that you "love the way Sheila dresses", that you think "Tom is so funny", or that you find Steve's jokes "absolutely hilarious". Just like bad rumors spread, so will good compliments! Change the atmosphere. Instead of judging people and talking behind their backs, say things you love and respect about them and watch how the environment changes for the better!
Notes are NOT Outdated... AT ALL.
I mean this. If you know me, I am known for handing out little thank you cards, long letters, and short notes. In a world of texting, a handwritten notes goes A LONG way, and is one of my favorite ways to express gratitude or appreciation. This is my favorite way of putting a smile on someone's face. I love meeting people, and giving them a note of appreciation really shows them how much they mean not just to you, but to everyone else around them! These notes will be kept for years and cherished, guaranteed!