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10 easy ways to make a big impact

Pay It Forward

Do a good deed or unsolicited favor for someone you know or even a total stranger. When you continually look for ways to act kindly toward others, it will open your eyes to the love and beauty that surrounds all of us.

Even small acts can have a positive impact on those receiving it, and when you do, you inspire them to keep that good feeling going and pay it forward.

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10 easy ways to make a big impact

10 easy ways to make a big impact

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Donate Supplies

Donating supplies to a classroom or school, you impact some of the most vulnerable in your community – children. A few supplies can help them live up to their potential.

You may also donate books or digital resources such as hardware or software that can make a big difference for kids who wouldn’t have access at home.

Feed Someone

For many, hunger is still an issue they contend with, and you can help with that.

Contact local churches, homeless shelters or soup kitchens to find out what their food needs are and help. You can also reach out to other community groups in your area to see what’s there.

Become a Mentor

Mentoring allows you to hone your skills, develop talent in your trade and create a lasting legacy. It also lets you help people who may not get resources and support to develop themselves.

If you’d like to work with people in your industry, look for professional organizations or opportunities through your employer

Pay It Forward

Do a good deed or unsolicited favor for someone you know or even a total stranger. When you continually look for ways to act kindly toward others, it will open your eyes to the love and beauty that surrounds all of us.

Even small acts can have a positive impact on those receiving it, and when you do, you inspire them to keep that good feeling going and pay it forward.

Pick Up Trash

Picking up trash sets an example and shows that you care about your neighborhood and take pride in where you live and work. Make it even more impactful by getting your family together to do the work side by side.

Reach out to a neighborhood group, community liaison police officer or city council member to ask for suggestions on where to start.

Volunteer

Being a volunteer lets you choose how to make an impact in your community doing something that matters to you.

Check with your professional organization for volunteering opportunities. You can also get involved with a non-profit to help them with fundraising for a worthy cause.

Tutor Someone

A patient tutor can make an impact on a student’s education and positively influence the course of their life

It’s generally best to go through an organization if you want to work with kids. The school district or scouting organization where you live may have a tutoring program.

Recycle

As a recycler, you help everyone and will make an impact on the Earth itself.

Look online for ways to recycle, reuse and upcycle things around your house. You can also ensure you’re buying and using sustainable products that are not harmful to the environment.

Donate Clothing

Declutter and make space in your wardrobe by donating clothes. Proper clothing may be all a poor person needs to empower themselves to get a job or promotion.

You can ask your local homeless shelter about their clothing needs or other organizations that help those in need. 

Donate Blood

Donated blood helps save lives every day, and as a perishable, there is always a need for more. You can find out where to donate through the Red Cross or your local hospital.

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Donate When You Buy

When you order from Amazon, use “smile.amazon.com.” 

You choose the charity, and they donate a portion of your eligible orders at no cost to you. 

Support Your Friends’ Businesses

“Like,” “Share,” or comment on your friend’s business content.

It’s easy, free, and strengthens your friendship, and their business.

Box Up Leftovers

Instead of taking leftovers home to have them spoil, consider giving it to someone in need.

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We understand our environment based on how we interact with it

When we navigate a new area with a map, for example, we start looking at objects in relation to one another.

But if we are exploring a route without a map, we tend...

Desire or Fear

When you consider your decisions, are you motivated by desire or fear?

  • If you are motivated by desire, you will tend to see the positive in every situation. You...
Internal or External

When you consider making a decision, who do you turn to?

  • If you seek your point of reference internally, you will make the decision for yourself.
  • If you seek your point of reference externally, you will reach out to people for their feedback and validation.
Possibility or Necessity

What drives you in your work?

  • If you are a possibilities person, you focus on the possible choices in a situation. You are likely curious about the potential your job has for growth.
  • If you are a necessity person, you are content not to think outside the box. You prefer being shown what to do and enjoy knowing how to do your tasks well.

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“The ability to simplify means to eliminate the unnecessary so that the necessary may speak.”
Hans Hofmann
Remove decorations

... that no longer inspire you. Just because something made you happy in the past doesn’t mean you have to keep it forever.

Your life has moved on—maybe it’s time for the decoration to do the same. Keeping just the items that mean the most to you will help them to shine.

Reject the convenience fallacy

There are certain places in our homes we tend to leave items out for convenience. By leaving these things out, we think we’re saving time and simplifying our lives. That’s the convenience fallacy. 

W might save a couple of seconds, but the other 99.9 percent of the time, those items just sit there creating a visual distraction. 

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Daily choices
Each day, we make the same choice hundreds of times: whether to lie or tell the truth.

And we ignore the profound impact these seemingly inconsequential decisions have on our brain and our life.

Little Lies Can Cost You Money

[Researches Argo and Shiv] found that 85% of diners in restaurants admitted to telling white lies when their dining experiences were unsatisfactory (i.e., claiming all was well when it wasn't). The real interesting finding was that diners who told white lies to cover up their dissatisfactions were then likely to leave bigger tips than those who did not. 

Lies Tax Your Brain, Cause Stress and Harm Your Body

Consider the polygraph machine. It doesn't actually detect lies, specifically, but rather the signs of stress that accompany telling them. 

According to a study, those who were instructed on how to lie less reported improvements in their relationships, less trouble sleeping, less tension, fewer headaches, and fewer sore throats.

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How you speak to yourself

It directly influences how you experience things in life.

Our words play an important part in shaping our existence, so if your internal self-talk is negative, your external exper...

Words and emotions

The words we attach to our experience become our experience. 

Words have a biochemical effect on the body. For example, if you use a word like “devastated,” you’re going to produce a very different biochemical effect than if you say, “I’m a bit disappointed.

Start with a small shift

Replace just one word that will transform the way you experience something “negative.” This is how you create a choice instead of a habitual reaction.

These small changes in your vocabulary give you the power to change your experiences in life by lowering the intensity of negative emotions to the point where they no longer control you.

Defining breakthroughs

Breakthroughs are those moments in time when the impossible becomes possible.

If anyone wants to thrive in any area of their life, they have to reach a point of breakthrough where they...

Your strategies

These are the shortcuts that help people get more done in less time. 

Don't rely on luck, build your strategy. Luck is what you do for a day or a week, strategies are what make it consistently happen for decades. 

Your story

We all have stories, those narratives we tell ourselves about why we can or cannot do or achieve something in our lives. Whether we believe we can or can’t, we’re usually right, because our expectation controls our focus, perceptions, and the way in which we feel and act.

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Parent-teacher groups

Creating parent-teacher groups enables parents to share their opinion in regards to topics that concern directly their children, such as classroom activities, field trips, or homework. 

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Parents and field trips

Allowing parents to participate in their children's field trips can prove an inspired idea, as they often have great suggestions. 

Moreover, getting their feedback both before and after the trip might lead to the improvement of such activities.

Parent mentor programs

This kind of program often results in successful cooperation between parents and teachers, therefore ensuring that no feedback is lost. 

Parent volunteers get in contact with other parents for topics related to their children and forward their opinions to teachers, enabling an efficient communication of everybody's thoughts and suggestions.

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Helping Others To Help Yourself
Helping Others To Help Yourself

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Generosity For Beating Anxiety

Doing things that help others give us the ‘helper’s high’. Deeds like volunteering, donating money, showing up for other people, and even the act of thinking of doing good for someone can release feel-good chemicals in the brain, decreasing stress and anxiety.

Virtual Help

In the times of social distancing and lockdowns, technology comes to our rescue, with new ways to help. Money can be sent at a click of a button, and video calls can be made just to listen to someone in stress, or to provide advice. Every small thing counts.

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Focus on Being Open

Don't worry about being rejected, or that you might not be fun enough.  

Be open and inviting.

Make a List

Make a list of people that you would like to get to know better.

Consider extending an invitation and see what happens.

Put It On the Calendar

Decide when you are going to ask someone to do something together.

Schedule these initial contacts to ensure that you won't keep putting it off.

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