1. COMPLIMENT YOURSELF
Every morning before you go on with your daily routine, take a couple of minutes to give yourself a compliment.
Whether you compliment your outfit, haircut, or how you recently completed a task using your unique skill sets, giving yourself a little emotional boost will make you happy.
And, when you're happy with yourself, that emotion can be contagious to those around you.
Inspirational speaker Tony Robbins has a mantra he says aloud to himself most days to put him in a peak performance state.
2. Don't Make Excuses
Blaming your spouse, boss, or clients is fruitless and won't get you very far.
Instead of pointing fingers and making excuses about why you aren't happy or successful in your personal or professional life, own your mistakes and learn from them.
When you do this, you will become a better person.
When I personally started living up to my mistakes and downfalls, my life turned itself around.
I became happier and healthier, and my relationship with my wife improved.
We are happier than ever.
3. Let Go of Anger
Letting go of anger is easier said than done.
While anger is a perfectly normal emotion, you can't let it fester.
When this happens, you may make unwise decisions, and more important, it may affect your health.
Research suggests pent up anger can cause digestive problems, difficulty sleeping, and even heart disease.
To help you let go of anger, Roya R.
Rad, MA, PsyD, suggests you write your feelings down, pray or meditate, or begin to manage your thoughts.
4. Be Helpful
Whether giving up your seat to an elderly person on the subway, assisting a co-worker on a project, or carrying in the groceries when your spouse comes back from the store, being helpful is one of the easiest and most effective ways to practice becoming a better person.
I find that the more I help others, the better I feel about myself and everyone around me.
5. Be Open to Change
Whether trying a new restaurant, traveling to an unknown part of the world, or doing something that has always scared you, you should always be open to change.
This allows you to grow because you experience something new.
It helps you be high functioning and self-confident if you are not wary of change.