Have you ever felt happiness by making other people happy? The satisfaction you get by spreading positivity among people is incomparable. Every person is trying to live life in the best way possible. We all work hard, make sacrifices, carry the burden on our shoulders, and rush through life to make a living and spend life happily. But we often forget that true happiness is achieved when we start to make life easier for each other.
We all are in the same boat, battling something in our lives. No one’s life is perfect; everyone has their problems. But all of us can live an ideal life if we try to make life easier for each other.
When we make things easier for each other, our life becomes more manageable. But unfortunately, most of the time, we get hurt by the people around us. How often did you get sad because of someone’s behavior with you? As humans, we need love to feel our best. So it’s not the money that defines our happiness, but the people around us.
Who doesn’t like to be surrounded by optimistic people? Sometimes you can make someone’s life easier by giving them a nice compliment or simply smiling. Of course, you never know what a person is going through. But your small acts of kindness can boost someone’s mood and alleviate their suffering.
How to make life easier for each other?
I had been in a phase of my life where my mom used to teach me how our life gets impacted positively when we make life easier for each other. But, when it comes to practicing in my daily life, I used to find it difficult how I can make things easier for other people.
Making life easier for each other is a little bit different than helping each other. Helping others is easy as compared to making life easier for each other. For instance, you see someone facing difficulty carrying his groceries, and you lend a helping hand. You made it easy for the other person by helping him. But just helping others isn’t enough. We also need to examine our actions; aren’t we hurting someone and making their life difficult.
Sometimes, we make life miserable for others without even realizing it. But if we stop doing such things, the world will turn into a better place.
Making life easier for each other is far more than just helping each other. Of course, you can stay happy by helping others in need, but by making life easier for each other, we all can stay happy!
8 Ways to make life easier for each other
Wondering how you can make life easier for each other? Just avoid a few things, adopt some habits, and you’ll be surprised how you can make life easier for yourself and others.
1. Think before you speak
We all are mindful of the power of words. There’s a famous quote from Robin Sharma that states, “Words can inspire. And words can destroy. Choose yours well.”
We need to choose our words wisely. And the best way to do it is to think before you speak. It’s better to stay silent than to say something that might hurt someone.
Avoid making fun of appearances, cultures, backgrounds, religious values, and anything that can make the other person feel bad. The things we say as fun might hold great importance to someone else. Beware of breaking hearts with your words. When you stop saying things that will make others sad, you make life easier for each other. Words always leave an impact on hearts.
Having more possessions and blessings doesn’t give us the right to offend others with our actions or words. If you are blessed with what others don’t have, then don’t let it turn you into an arrogant person. Instead of making them feel inferior, speak nicely to them. Because some people are already facing problems in their lives, and a few bad words can leave them disheartened.
2. Listen to others
How often has your mom requested you to do something, and you forgot? I know; it must have happened to all of us. This is because, at that time, we were busy with something; later on, we just forgot. What if I tell you, you can make life easier for each other by listening to others attentively?
It’s easy for us to say that we forgot to do something. But, the person who asked you something expects you will do it and leaves that responsibility to you. And our negligence might result in a loss or harm.
For example, your wife asked you to bring something on your way home. And you forgot that. What if she needs it to add that ingredient to the dish she was preparing? And now she is worried about whether to skip that ingredient or go to market herself.
If you had listened to her about why she needed it, or if it was urgent or not, you could have saved her from worrying later. Give importance to people around you to enjoy healthy relations and live fulfilling lives.
3. Express Gratitude
Make a habit of saying ‘thankyou.’ For example, if someone holds the door for you, appreciate their effort. I am not asking you to be friends with every passing stranger. But if someone does something as an act of kindness, be grateful to them.
Think for a moment, do you feel happy when someone appreciates your efforts? Yes, right. It motivates you to do more. In the same way, when you express gratitude to others, they feel good and, as a result, spread more love and support to others.
It creates a positive environment when we reciprocate the kindness we receive from others. The world will surely become peaceful if we start practicing gratitude with people around us.
4. Cheer up someone having a bad day
Do you have a habit of noticing that someone isn’t functioning as usual? If you have this habit, then be proud that you’re a lovely human being.
Most of us don’t have time to check on other people. Whether at work or in a group of friends, notice if someone who speaks a lot isn’t talking much. Or if a friend looks irritated.
We tend to make life easier for each other just by keeping a check on people around us.
If you see someone having an awful day, cheer them up by saying positive things to them. Listen to their problems, show them support, and ask them out to make them feel better. Our efforts to make someone happy can help them get rid of stress and feel relieved.
5. Stop holding grudges
Stop holding grudges if you tend to make life easier for each other. You can’t cheer up if you keep holding grudges against people.
When you let go of resentment and bitterness, you turn into a humble person. You nourish your relations with others rather than dwelling on the past. It helps you to see life from a positive perspective and surround yourself with positivity.
6. Be understanding toward others
Are you someone who loses your temper if someone does something wrong? We all are exhausted from our day-to-day responsibilities, and I know it’s challenging to control our temper. Most of us yell instead of trying to get things right. This can negatively impact our lives and our relations with others. To avoid this, think from a different point of view.
It could be that the other person tried his best but couldn’t achieve your desired results. You don’t need to be angry every time things don’t go your way, be understanding towards others and discuss things to bring the best result. Whether it’s your employees, spouse, kids, or a waiter at the restaurant, be kind towards everyone and don’t yell at their mistakes. Instead, correct them politely.
7. Practice patience in your dealings
By practicing patience, you can make life easier for each other. For example, do you get angry when you’re stuck in traffic? I know it’s such a hopeless situation because we’re not aware when it will get over. But does yelling in your car and cursing the situation make it any good? No, right?
In the same way, try to be patient in your life. Because if you’re not patient, you might turn into an aggressive person. Such behavior will stop you from treating others well. You’ll have a bad mood, ruining your entire day, thinking about irrelevant stuff. Be patient over anything that goes wrong and wait for things to get better.
8. Fulfill your promises
Do you feel bad if your spouse promised to take you out for dinner and then excused for it? It feels terrible if we plan something and then it doesn’t happen. We’ve all been through this. To make life easier for each other, fulfill your promises. And if, for some reason, you’re not sure if you can keep your word, refrain from promising.
Sometimes your promise to do something might not mean much to you, but it builds expectation in another heart. And if you do not fulfill it, it hurts the other person. So, take care that if you make a promise, you fulfill it.
The Final Word
Who doesn’t want to live a content life? Almost all of us. But sadly, it’s us who make life difficult for our fellow beings. It doesn’t harm us in any way by treating people with respect or by being compassionate towards others. You don’t have to make extra efforts to make life easier for each other. Just keep a check on people around you, support them on their bad days, and meet everyone you come across with a positive attitude. We shouldn’t hesitate to adopt simple acts of kindness to make life easier for each other and create a positive environment.