How Being a Nicer Person Can Improve Your Quality Of Life

It’s fun to meet nice people in this world. But do you ever wonder if you’re one of those people? If not, you need to know that being nice can improve your life, but how? In this post, I’ll explain how being nicer can lead you to a quality life!

Being a nice person goes far beyond making someone smile today. 

If you become a nicer person, you can eliminate stress, enjoy a longer life, make new friends and deepen the old ones, see life more positively, be approachable, pick up new skills, and become more self-aware. You’ll make others genuinely happy too!

Being nice can affect your whole life if you start doing it now.

But before we explain these benefits in detail, what does it mean to be a nicer person?

profie pic of introverted happy girl with nice personality

What does it mean to be nice?

It’s important to remember that being nice isn’t just about what you say but also how you treat people.

Here are some exact definitions of being a nice person.

  • Being nice means being considerate of other people’s feelings and needs.
  • Being a nice person is also being kind to yourself!
  • It means doing the right thing because it’s the right thing, not because you want something in return or worry about what people will think if you don’t do it.
  • Being nice also means respecting others’ feelings, opinions, and values and listening when they need you.
  • Being nice is not judging other people just because of their race, color, look, gender, etc.
  • Being nice is about having a sense of empathy and caring about and wanting to help others.
  • Being nice isn’t just about being kind; it’s also about making sure that everyone feels like they’re part of the group, no matter who they are or what they’ve done.

Some people confuse being nice with being a pushover. But that is just too far from the truth!

Being a pushover means allowing people to take advantage of you and using your niceness to get what they want out of life. Being nice doesn’t mean doing things for others while compromising your own needs.

Instead, it means being kind and thoughtful toward others while also recognizing when they’re trying to take advantage of you and setting boundaries accordingly.

What’s good about being nicer?

Being nice to people can give us so many benefits in the long run. Take a look at this list!

It Helps To Eliminate Stress

When you’re kind to others, it helps you feel better about yourself. When you feel good about yourself, you tend to be less stressed.

We all know that stress harms our health, but we sometimes need to learn how to eliminate it.

One way to help eliminate stress is by being nicer to others. When you’re kinder to others, they’re more likely to be kind back. And when people are nice to you, you feel less stressed because your brain releases oxytocin, a hormone that makes us feel good.

It also helps with other physiological benefits, such as the following.

  • Lowering blood pressure 
  • Improving sleep quality

So if you’re feeling stressed out, try being more generous and friendly; it might help!

It Leads To A Longer Life

Being kind is good for your health. Some studies found that people who were more compassionate toward others had

  • Lower blood pressure
  • Less anxiety and depression
  • Lower mortality rates

Acting compassionately toward others may influence physical health by reducing stress and improving self-esteem.

Aside from that, according to our definition, being nice also means being kind to yourself. It’s not just because of the kindness you show others. It’s also about how you feel about yourself. 

Research shows that people who are more optimistic about themselves are generally healthier, live longer, and have lower rates of depression than those who aren’t as positive.

When we are kinder to ourselves, we’re more likely to be more considerate to others. When we treat ourselves well, we feel better about ourselves, which makes it easier for us to treat other people well too!

You’ll Make New Friends And Deepen Old Bonds

Being nice is good for your health. Some studies found that people who were more compassionate toward others had:

  • Lower blood pressure
  • Less anxiety and depression
  • Lower mortality rates than those who don’t try to be nice.

Acting compassionately toward others may influence our physical health by reducing stress levels and improving self-esteem, which is both essential in building and strengthening relationships.

Aside from that, according to our definition, being nice also means being kind to yourself.

It’s not just because of the kindness you show others. It’s also about how you feel about yourself. You cannot connect to others if you don’t know how to connect and be kind to yourself.

Research shows that people who are more positive about themselves are generally healthier, live longer, and have lower rates of depression than those who aren’t as positive.

When we are kinder to ourselves, we’re more likely to be kinder to others. When we treat ourselves well, we feel better about ourselves, which makes it easier for us to treat other people well too!

And that’s where new relationships will start to form. Likewise, when you feel good about yourself, you can surely strengthen your relationship with your old friends!

You’ll See Life In A Much More Positive Light

Being a nicer person can actually make the world seem brighter.

But how does this happen?

It turns out that when we approach life with positivity and kindness towards others, we experience the world as being more positive as well.

This is because our brains can project things onto our surroundings to make sense of them. 

So when we’re in a good mood, our brain will make us see things as being more optimistic than they really are. And when we’re in a bad mood, our brain does the opposite. It makes us see things as being less favorable than they really are.

In other words, if you want to live your life optimistically. It’s best to start from within by embracing positivity.

The more positive energy you give to the world around you, the easier it will be for everyone to feel good about themselves and life.

But we must admit that it can be hard to see the bright side of anything when you’re feeling down. You might feel like life is dragging you down, and you’re unsure if you’ll ever feel happy again.

But there are always things that can help you see life positively.

  • A new song that reminds you that life is beautiful and worth living
  • A funny joke or meme that puts a smile on your face and makes you laugh
  • Seeing a friend who always makes you smile when they walk into the room

You’ll Come off As Much More Approachable

With lots of interaction I made, here’s what I’ve learned so far.

  • The first and last thing people see about you is your face.
  • How you express and present yourself to the world affects how people perceive your personality and whether or not they want to get to know you better.

But what are its role in being nice and the quality of life?

  • If you’re always scowling and looking angry, people will think that’s just part of who you are, and they’ll be less likely to approach and engage with you.
  • But if you smile and look friendly, people will think that this is just one side of your personality, and they’ll be more likely to ask questions about it and know more about how great you are!

So go ahead and work on being more welcoming! It will help improve your relationships with others and make it easier for them to understand who exactly you are!

You’ll pick up new skills.

I am not telling you to be a better person so that you can get promoted. You should be nicer because it’ll help you overcome any challenge or hurdle in your career.

People want to be around you and talk to you when you’re nice. That makes it easier to get help, get information, and connect with people who can help you in the future.

How you treat people and how you react to situations in your life are all examples of how you can learn from the people around you.

You will become more self-aware.

Being a nicer person is an integral part of self-awareness. Being kind to others allows you to see how you react in different situations.

For example:

You know how when you’re kind to someone, and they’re nice back? You feel good about yourself and feel like you’ve done something good. And that’s when you start to see how much of an impact your actions have on others.

This is the most important point to ponder.

When we’re not kind to ourselves, we can slip into a pattern of self-sabotage. 

We might say something mean to ourselves or treat ourselves with indifference. We’ll see this attitude reflected in how we treat others. And then we feel bad about ourselves for being mean to others.

But if we’re kinder to ourselves first and foremost, we’ll be better able to extend that kindness outwardly. We’ll start treating other people better because they deserve our respect and compassion!

How to become a nicer person?

Start by doing something nice for yourself.

It’s easy to be trapped in the day-to-day grind that we forget to take care of ourselves. But if you don’t spend time out of your day doing something that makes you feel good, how can you expect anyone else to be nice to you?

So take a bubble bath, read a book, or walk. It doesn’t have to be anything elaborate, just something that gives you some space from the rest of the world.

When someone does something kind and nice for you, say thank you!

When someone does something kind and nice for us, it’s easy to just shrug it off and keep moving on with our lives. But when we can stop and acknowledge the kind gesture, we show others that we’re grateful for their generosity and compassion.

Be more forgiving.

Forgiveness is a gift you give yourself. When someone makes a mistake or does something hurtful, try not to hold it against them forever. Forgive them and move on.

Consider other people’s feelings.

Think about how your actions affect others before taking action so that you don’t hurt anyone unintentionally.

Don’t expect perfection.

Everyone makes mistakes sometimes! That’s okay. Just learn from them and move forward with grace and compassion toward others by being open-minded and forgiving.

Be grateful for what you have.

If you don’t feel grateful for what you have, whether it’s your job, your friends, or even just a sunny day, then why should anyone else be? Focus on being thankful for everything in your life and then share that gratitude with others around you; they’ll appreciate it too!

Be patient.

We all get frustrated sometimes, but don’t let your anger get in the way of being nice. Instead, try to calm yourself down before reacting negatively. It may seem impossible to do, but with practice, it will become easier until it becomes second nature.

The benefits of being nice to extend far beyond making someone else’s day better!

The power of being a nicer person is in its simplicity. By becoming more mindful and being kind to others, you can improve your whole life and the lives of those surrounding you.

The next time someone compliments you, take it as an opportunity to thank them for their kindness. If someone does something nice for you, let them know it makes their day. And if you can do something nice for someone else, take it! You’ll feel better about yourself, and they’ll appreciate your effort, and that’s what life is all about!

Garo Kotchounian

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