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As the new year rolls around, there are probably quite a few different changes and resolutions you hope to achieve. Whether you want to get your finances in order, save for vacation, get healthier, or sleep more, this new decade is an excellent chance to make some positive changes. One of those positive shifts can be in the form of generosity. Lucky for you, there are several ways to become a more generous person that will both uplift yourself and others around you. Try it out!
On your road to becoming a more generous person, you must start by embracing gratitude. Make a list of the things that you’re grateful for. It doesn’t need to be long, and it doesn’t even need to be a physical list. But it’s important to realize that, often, the most important step becoming more generous is by spending more time thinking about what you already have and not what you lack.
Another quite simple and small way to become a more generous person comes from completing one generous act a day. Every day, make a point to do one generous thing. It can be big or small—from buying lunch for someone who is homeless to buying lunch for a coworker who’s had a rough morning. Daily acts of kindness will build your capacity for generosity.
One of the best ways to both become more generous and bring more joy into your life is by donating. We encourage you to take it one step further by not only donating the old items that you don’t wear anymore, but by donating the quality items. For example, those essential items that charities need will be even more impactful when they’re good quality.
If you’re not used to generosity, then don’t try to dive into the deep end right away. In fact, it’s better to start really small. Give one dollar to charity online or to a person who is homeless on the street. The sooner you get used to donating one dollar, the sooner you’ll get used to donating $5, $10, $20, or even $50. We guarantee that you can afford one dollar to donate. Think about it this way: don’t get your coffee one day and instead donate those five dollars to a charity you support.
Our last tip to becoming a more generous person delves into donating not just your money, but your time. Becoming a more generous person isn’t just about giving away your money but delves into your ability to transform your lifestyle as well. Making space in your life for those who actually need your help is one of the best ways to feed your generosity.
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