Life tip #22: Be nice


I hope you’re all having a very nice Monday so far! I’ve got to say I was so pleasantly surprised by all of the comments on my eat mindfully life tip last week. It’s great to see that others care so much about food/eating and that many of you already know what mindful eating is. I’ll have to keep in mind that you love talking about food as much as I do!

So today’s life tip is much easier said than done. I remember when I was younger I’d wake up and say to myself “I’m going to be nice today” and then something fell and broke, someone changed the channel when I was watching, a joke got carried away, etc… this and that and my reminder flew out the window.

I especially know that most of you reading this are nice, but even here at FLC I’ve experienced some unnecessary negativity through a comment or two. So this is just yet another friendly reminder which I hope doesn’t fly out the window at the first drop of a hat.

One way to avert from anger is to be nice and use love in place of hate. Again, easier said than done, but it’s worth giving a try… especially if you remember right in the middle of an argument. It appears that children should have a class dedicated to being nice and teaching them how to be nice in each situation. Somedays it just seems like there isn’t enough niceness in the world.

Comments

Ana
11 July 2011 - 20:13

I love this tip. You can go so far being genuinely nice to people.

Jackie | Sweet Little Thrills
11 July 2011 - 20:21

It’s hilarious to see your post because I also posted about being nice today (being nice to yourself, that is). I love the life tips + blogging tips, Eva! You’re on a roll!

Eva
13 July 2011 - 23:51

Ana – So true & thank you for stopping by! : )

Jackie – Haha.. I wrote pretty much the same comment on your post right before reading this! Great minds!

Misty :)
14 July 2011 - 17:30

I love this tip! I have definitely been working on this a lot lately. I used to get mad about the tiniest thing and would be very hateful towards a person because of it. I am not able to let the tiniest thing slide by without getting worked up over it. And usually if I do get upset and angry about something, while I’m in the middle of gettin mad at the person and saying something, I realize its something stupid and let it go. And usually apologize if I say something that is not nice. Overall though, I do try and be as nice as possible during the day and I feel that it is slowly improving.