I wouldn’t say I’m a bad person; I try and do the best that I can to be good. However, I could be a better person… most of us could be better people. So, this year, I’m going to make more of an active effort to be a better person, and I’ve set some loose “goals” to do that.
I want to be more charitable. I used to be really passionate about helping charities and I want to do more of that, but locally. I want to donate to food banks and clothing shelters and give back to people. I suppose that this mainly stems from my goal to be less wastefulat the moment, but yeah. Sometimes I think about how much I have in comparison to some people that have nothing, and I’d love to do more to help that, so more donating it is.
I want to support others more. In the last year I’ve interacted with so many bloggers, artists, Youtubers and small businesses that are trying so hard to set off. I notice how much work they put into what they’re doing and really appreciate it, and I want to do more to support these people. Whether this is clicking on their ads, using their affiliate links, or just occasionally shouting them out and promoting them I’m going to do that. We’re all trying to make it, so we may as well help each other get there.
I want to be more complimentary. I wrote in the lessons learnt from 2017 that a compliment can go a long way. Honestly, random compliments and likes from people that I barely talk to/don’t talk to at all have the ability to make my day. Nobody’s going to think you’re weird for giving a (non-creepy) compliment, and if they do then they’re the weird one. I want to be able to spread more kindness this year and hopefully contribute to more people’s smiles.
So far, those three things are all I have, but if I can keep those three up I reckon I’ll be at least a little bit better than I am now. In 2017 I learnt how to focus on me and do what makes me happy, and now I can do that to the extent where I can (hopefully) maintain that whilst helping out others. Although to some, these things may seem really little, together they can at least try to make a difference.
Like I said at the beginning, I’ve never been a bad person. However, there are so many people in this world and we’re all living here together, we could always do more to help others have a better time, even if it’s only for a short moment. Life’s short, and I like to make other people smile (So I guess that this is a little bit selfish…) so I want to get better at doing that.
Are you doing anything different this 2018? Let me know down below!
Lots of love,
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Hey, I'm Jasmine Burke. A girl in her twenties fresh out of Uni that's trying to write in any way that she can. I go under the branch of "lifestyle" but honestly, you can find pretty much anything on here.
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