Sometimes we may not be a nice as we could, or sometimes we may feel like we are a bad influence to people. Becoming a better person can influence, motivate, someone to also becoming a better person. Imagine if you become a better person in your mind, and influence someone else to be better, and they influence someone else. It will just keep continuing until you have a bunch of good people. There is nothing better in the world than a good person. If you are ready to help change yourself for the better you need to learn how to be a better person.
Now, you can’t just say you’ve changed yourself and wake up changed, unless you’re Charlie Sheen. Laugh, laugh. This is a process and you need to work at it. Ugh, I know work. That’s a life lesson; you need to work hard for things you want. If putting in some decent work to change yourself doesn’t scare you let’s move on.
What is a good person in your eyes? The first step when learning how to be a better person is to look at someone that influences you. Are they a good person? Try applying traits that you think are good on your own personality. Make friends with some people you see as “good”. This will put an influence on you and cause your behavior to naturally change.
Going back to what I said before, you can’t change overnight, so work on one behavior at a time. If you call your brothers or sisters names all the time and you want to change it, work on that first. Trying to change everything at the same time will be a bit overwhelming to you. It usually takes about a month for a habit to break. If breaking bad habits is what you are looking for check out the Breaking Bad Habits page. Remember not to get frustrated or impatient as it is a process.
Make friends with someone who maybe doesn’t have a ton of friends. This works extremely well with people that have just moved to your area because they most likely will not know anyone. Becoming someone’s friend will not only make a positive change in your life, it will make another person feel good. Ask them to hang out; even just talking to them is good. You never know what is going to happen to the friendship either. You may just turn out to be best friends.
Gaining intelligence is a great step toward becoming a better person. The best way to do this is to read. Reading books will expand your vocabulary, and it’s pretty entertaining. Reading the newspaper will expand your knowledge about society and current events. People usually like smart people, and if you ever get into a debate about a certain topic you will be able to back yourself up using facts that you have learned. I love getting into debates with people, as it challenges my intelligence and builds pride. If you haven’t gone or haven’t finished college, put that on your to-do list. There are tons of opportunities awaiting you after finishing college. You become smarter, gain respect, and more opportunities for jobs will be available. The best thing about college is you can go back at any time in your life. There are no age restrictions. My best friends mom goes to college and she is 40!
Do something beneficial to people. Making others feel good will turn into you feeling good. Take your sibling to the park (that will also make your mom happy), volunteer at a homeless shelter, or bake some cookies for your neighbors. Anyone you help will look at you as a good, helpful person, immediately making you a better person.
Spending some quality time with your family is the next stop when learning how to be a better person. Suggest a family game night, or a night out at the movies. Even just eating a family dinner every night will help you become a better person. There are tons of studies that show spending just fifteen minutes a day with family decreases kids’ likelihood of doing drugs, drinking alcohol, or being depressed. That’s just a measly fifteen minutes a day.
Be more active. Exercising every day is not that hard and it comes with so many benefits. It helps eliminate stress, and makes you feel great. Being fit will help you do things much easier. There are so many benefits to exercise; I’m amazed more people don’t do it.
Being more positive will help you become a better person. If you get rid of all the negative thoughts, you will start to feel better about things. Try to recycle negative into positive. Thinking positive thoughts will help you love people more, making you a great influence to other people.
Some good advice I can give you when learning how to be a better person is to never force people onto your beliefs. This would be religion, work, culture, etc. A lot of people may be annoyed by this and look at it in a negative way. People are usually happy with what they are.
I hope this helped you if you were looking how to be a better person. If you were willing to change yourself, or at least look into it, I look up to you. Good luck!