15. Celebrate loved ones’ accomplishments.
Your loved ones work hard to accomplish their goals. Celebrate with them. When someone you care for takes a moment to say, “I see what you’ve done. Congratulations. I’m proud of you,” it makes a sweet moment even sweeter.
24. Give compliments.
Don’t force them–only give genuine compliments. Tell the cashier you like her nail polish. Tell the barista he has a lovely smile. And don’t limit your compliments to casual interactions. Your loved ones could use them, too.
Did you screw up? Forget something? Say something thoughtless? Just say you’re sorry. Own up to your mistake and apologize for it.
40. Do no harm.
Don’t actively make things worse for yourself or anyone around you. It can be so easy to be mean, or hurtful, or rude when you’re in a bad mood or you’ve had a bad day. Fight the urge. You’ll feel better for it.
53. Make your bed.
“What’s the point? I’m just going to get back in it.” Never underestimate the power of a made bed. It immediately makes the whole room look tidier. It can feel like an oasis in the midst of a chaotic day.