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Sadly, in this day and age, we tend to be much ruder than we realize. Kindness might be something you think you’re giving to others, but are you really?

With how intense our lives can be, stress and other things can make it hard for us to remember to be kind to others. Kindness is one of the most important things in this world, that meaning kindness towards others and towards ourselves. When we are kind we become some of the most beautiful people around and others begin to take notice. 

If you’re struggling with being kind during these trying times, there are some tips you can put to use. These tips will help you to be less judgy and more willing to see things from an outside perspective. Things are not always what they seem, and we should never forget that. 

All of this having been said, even kindness has its limits, don’t be taken advantage of. While these tips will help you to be kinder, they will also help you heal yourself within in some ways. Life is short and if we let the things getting under our skin control how we feel, we will become just as ugly as the stress monsters we allow to beat us down. 

7 Tips On How To Be A Truly Kind Person:

1. Be good to yourself above all else.

When it boils down to things on a deeper level, you must be kind to yourself. If you’re breaking yourself down just as much as other people are you’re going to be miserable. Your happiness matters just as much as anyone else’s.

2. Take other people’s feelings into consideration within reason. 

While you might want to do a lot of different things if you’re close to someone, and they are a big part of your life (for instance a SO) take them into consideration. Sit down and talk to them about big opportunities before diving into things. The people who care about you aren’t going to stick around if you’re constantly stepping on their hearts.

3. Don’t assume things about other people.

The people around us are going through their own issues. When we assume things about other people, all we do is make things worse. Unless you know for sure, don’t go making things out to be something they may not be.

4. Don’t compare yourself to other people or other people to you.

Other people are going to have their own problems, and they might seem to be living life more happily, but chances are you’re both struggling in your own ways. The more you compare yourself to others, the more heartbroken you’re going to become. Sure, the grass might look greener on the other side sometimes, but that’s probably because it’s fake.

5. Forget about appearances, they aren’t as important as some people make them out to be.

Never judge a book by its cover. We are all humans at the end of the day, and the way we look should not determine whether you’re being nice to us. Not everyone likes how you look either, keep that in mind. If someone respects you and treats you kindly, you should return the favor.

6. Treat others as you would want to be treated, you never know what someone is going through.

Don’t treat people badly and then expect them to worship you. Treat people how you want to be treated, and make sure they know when they’re important in your life. We all deserve to be given a chance.

7. Be there for those who are also willing to be there for you.

Don’t close yourself off once someone has done something for you. Be willing to return the favor. When it comes to proper connections, you need to be willing to both give and take.