“Being nice can make you feel very happy.”– Katie Hopkins
More and more people are becoming rudderless, entitled who think the world owes them something. But don’t worry, there’s still hope!
Have you noticed lately how the attitude of people has changed? People are more stressed out, anxious, and irritable. You might think that it’s because of the world’s current situation. And you might be right, partially.
But I believe that the root cause of this problem is much deeper than that.
I think that people have become overall less nice. And by “nice,” I don’t mean “polite,” and I mean genuinely caring, empathetic, and considerate towards others.
Don’t get me wrong; politeness is still essential. But nowadays, people seem to use politeness as a mask to hide their true feelings. What true sense are they hiding behind that mask? It’s usually anger, frustration, or even hatred. And that’s not good.
Nowadays, people are so focused on themselves and their own problems that they don’t have time or energy to care about others. And I get it; we all have our own issues to deal with. But that doesn’t mean we should stop caring about others altogether.
You don’t have to treat others badly to advance.
I had a not-so-pleasant experience myself recently. At the grocery store, I accidentally bumped into another shopper. I immediately apologized and said, “excuse me.” But the other shopper just gave me a dirty look and walked away.
This kind of behavior might seem small, but I realized how much we need more nice people in the universe.
Is Nice a Healthy Habit?
Many studies have shown that being nice has numerous health benefits. It can lower your stress levels, improve your cardiovascular health, and even increase your lifespan!
So if being nice is so good for our health, why aren’t more people doing it? I think it’s because we’ve forgotten how to be genuinely nice. We’ve forgotten how to put ourselves in other people’s shoes and how to communicate effectively.
So, how can you be a nice person?
The best way to be nice is by following the Golden Rule. Treat others the way you want to be treated. This includes being respectful, understanding, and forgiving. Also, be thoughtful and considerate of others. Put yourself in their shoes and always communicate effectively. Lastly, show your appreciation for the people in your life. A simple “thank you” can go a long way! By following these tips, you’ll definitely become a nicer person overall. 🙂
Do you think you are a nice person?
Signs You’re a Nice Person
- People enjoy your company
- People feel comfortable opening up to you
- You are always willing to help others
- You’re always looking for ways to make people happy
- Others often turn to you for advice
- Your friends and family describe you as kind, compassionate, and understanding.
If you can say “yes” to most of these statements, then congratulations! You are a nice person! 🙂
But if you can’t say “yes” to most of these statements, don’t worry. You can always become a nicer person by following the tips I will give you later in this article.
Why are we not nice?
I want to point out that unkindness is frequently a form of self-protection. When we feel hurt or threatened, our first instinct is to lash out and protect ourselves from further pain.
But that doesn’t mean we should take our frustration on the person who did nothing wrong to us. It’s important to remember that we can choose to be kind, even in the most challenging situations.
But some people do.
A personal example:
Let me tell you about another bad restaurant experience I had. I’m not sure if this has anything to do with the fact that I can be a trigger.
Maybe it’s me, and I’m a bubbly, cheerful individual who always smiles and maybe makes people feel uncomfortable. Or, Perhaps if they are unhappy, they don’t like to see others happy.
Let’s get to the story.
I was out to dinner with my husband, and we were seated by a nice quiet corner; we were laughing, talking to each other, and having a great time, until that waitress came up with a big attitude and wry face to ask us what we wanted. But the way she asked us was like she was doing us a favor.
Anyway, we ordered an appetizer and two entrees and asked her to give us a few minutes to look at the menu. She said, “Fine; I’ll be back in five minutes.” And she came back in five minutes.
“Are you ready to order now?” she asked impatiently.
We were both a little taken aback by her rudeness, but we decided to order and get it over with.
Anyway, the food arrived, and my salad had no dressing, so I kindly asked about the ranch; she came back saying, “they don’t have it” what kind of restaurant doesn’t have a ranch? Maybe Italian but we didn’t go to an Italian one.
I think the manager realized whats going on and walked over to our table and said, “I’m sorry about the waitress; she’s having a bad day.” I get it, we do not always have a great day, but that’s not an excuse to be rude to customers or another human being.
“It’s okay,” I said, “We’ve all been there,” And she forgot a ranch or, “I think you don’t have it.” He smiled and brought me ranch.
If the waitress had only smiled and been polite from the start, the unpleasant situation could have been avoided.
The point is, no matter how terrible our day is going, we should never take it out on other people, especially strangers. We should always try to be the bigger person and be kind, even when it may seem hard.
Nice people will always find a way to put a positive spin on negative situations.
They understand that we all have bad days, and they are willing to forgive others when they make mistakes.
I’ve spent 20 years in the beauty business, and I meet many people every day. I’m well aware of how people can be. So always try to understand what some may go through in a day, a week, or a lifetime.
I’m not saying that it’s easy to be kind all the time, but it’s worth it. The planet could use a lot more kindness.
We need to be kind and understanding towards each other. We need to remember that we are all human and make mistakes. We need to learn how to communicate effectively and show our appreciation for the people in our lives.
Do you think you are a nice person?
If so, good for you! But I’m sure you can continually improve on your niceness. And that’s what this guide is for!
This guide will share the best ways to become a nicer person.
So let’s get started!
- You always follow the Golden Rule.
- You are respectful, understanding, and forgiving.
- You are thoughtful and considerate of others.
- You put yourself in other people’s shoes.
- You communicate effectively.
- You show your appreciation for the people in your life.
We can all attest to the saying, “people are nicer when it’s sunny.”
Well, the same thing goes for being a nicer person – it’s easier when the person you’re dealing with is being nice to you. But what do you do when the person isn’t?
How do you turn a problematic situation into an opportunity to grow?
#1. First and foremost, it’s important to remember that we all have bad days. And sometimes, people aren’t in the mood to be nice. So if someone is being rude, disrespectful, or plain mean to you, don’t take it personally!
Instead, try to “kill them with kindness.” Respond to their negativity with understanding and compassion. They are likely just having a bad day and don’t mean any harm.
#2. Another essential thing to remember is that we should always try to see things from another person’s perspective. Everyone is going through something, even if it doesn’t seem like it.
So before you react to a situation, take a step back and understand what the person is going through. It will allow you to communicate with them more effectively and hopefully positively resolve the situation.
#3. Lastly, be sure to show your appreciation for the people in your life. A simple “thank you” can go a long way! Thank them for being there for you, supporting you, and just being plain old nice. 🙂
What is the difference between a good person and a nice person?
A good person is someone who does good things. A nice person is someone who makes an effort to be kind and pleasant, even when it’s not easy.
Being a good person is about doing the right thing, no matter what.
Being a nice person is about making others feel comfortable and happy, even when you’re not feeling exceptionally comfortable or happy yourself.
So, which one should you be?
Both! But if you had to choose one, being a nice person or a good person. Who would you be? Think about it…
I hope this guide was helpful in some way! 🙂 If you have any tips on how to be a nicer person, please share them in the comments below! I would love to hear from you. 🙂
By following these tips, you’ll definitely become a nicer person overall. 🙂
So share this article with someone you know who could use a little guidance on being nicer. We can all benefit from being a bit more understanding and compassionate!
Thank you for reading, till next time.
Good luck, my friend, best wishes from me to you!