Become a Better Encourager Today
People Need More Encouragement in Our World
by J.M. Troppello
We’re living in crazy times.
Life seems to become more unsettling every day. Fuel prices are continually rising. Inflation is on the rise. People are so divided.
With all these things occupying our minds—and our daily stresses in normal life—we could benefit from becoming better encouragers to other people.
“How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.” – Anne Frank
Tips to Help You Encourage Others More
With everything going on in our world today, life can become depressing. I’ve always been the type of person that sees the silver lining in things. I’m a glass half-full person. My husband is more of a realist.
We all could use a bit more encouragement these days; especially with all the negativity we see in the news and in our online experiences—as I touched on in my article Tips on Handling Stress from Social Media.
Consider implementing the following tips into your daily routine to become more of an encourager today.
1. Act with Intention
Make a point to be encouraging each day. Even if you don’t feel particularly happy that day, smile at someone you pass on the street. Hold the door open, say please and thank you—sounds simple, but those basic steps can do a lot to change the recipient’s mood. Be intentional in your encouragement.
2. Reset Your Mindset
Spend time each day resetting your mindset and refocusing on what’s important in your life. When you can be more introspective and centered, that will help you respond better and not react harshly to people. You’ll be a better encourager when you take care of yourself and value the importance of your total health and well-being.
3. Begin with Your Inner Circle
You won’t be an encourager to those in the workplace, your church, and community if you are not encouraging those in your own home. Try to encourage your spouse, children, and others in your inner circle each day. The better you get at encouraging those around you in your home, the more you will find that encouraging others in the world will become easier.
4. Create Attainable Goals
If you think you’re going to be an encourager all day long to everyone, that’s an unrealistic goal. No one is that encouraging throughout the entire day. Focus on setting realistic goals to help you become the best encourager that you can be. Start small and expand your objectives. Make a point to encourage three people each day. Setting that goal can help you remember to do it throughout your busy schedules.
5. Cultivate Positive Connections
Find other people who are great encouragers. This will help you grow as an encourager. It can encourage you when you fail and when others don’t receive your encouragement the way you hoped they would. These people can become your support group, which is something we all need in this crazy world that is often filled with tumultuous global events and stressors on our lives.
Become a Better Encourager Today
“It is by going down into the abyss that we recover the treasures of life. Where you stumble, there lies your treasure.” – Joseph Campbell
Be intentional and introspective. Start encouraging your inner circle. Set realistic goals and get connected to those in the community. Don’t give up when others don’t receive your encouragement well. Keep being a light in this world today. You never know how your encouragement can positively affect someone. Always choose kindness.
Article syndicated by Inspiration Realm on Medium.com.
About the Author
J.M. Troppello is an author, writer, and poet. She is the publisher of the online Christian lifestyle magazine, Mustard Seed Sentinel.
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