We're often encouraged to do good deeds, to spread kindness wherever we go. However, you may not realize just how powerful such acts can be.
Meanwhile, even if you do recognize the amazing impacts of good deeds, you might feel confused about where to start.
After all, many of us have the desire and intention to do good, but we don't know where to direct that intention or how to make the best of our resources.
In this guide to boosting your well-being through doing good deeds, we'll begin with an overview of why we should practice good deeds in the first place.
Thereafter, we'll move on to ten different ideas for practicing good deeds, any of which you can try as soon as today.
To conclude, we'll take a brief look at how doing good deeds helps you to manifest the happiest, most successful life for yourself.
In a nutshell, helping others by doing good deeds makes the world a better place.
However, in addition to promoting a happy life for the person you set out to help, it also has a transformative effect on your own life.
This is because good deeds are a way of signaling to the Universe that you're ready to receive more goodness.
The Law of Attraction teaches us that we get what we send out, and so if you give out good deeds you'll quickly begin to see fortune, joy, and success in your own life.
As a bonus, doing good deeds helps you to find a sense of purpose. In some cases, it may even help to find the right career or clarify your deepest values.
Negativity is rife in the modern world, where we are constantly encouraged to compete, to judge ourselves and others harshly, and to focus on material gain.
In contrast, when you make an active choice to stop spreading negativity, you open yourself up to love and connection.
You encourage the same attitudes in others – love is contagious, just like all emotions. Who knows what massive chain reaction you might set off just with one good deed?
The butterfly effect phenomenon tells us how the simplest, smallest actions can create massive change – both good and bad. By choosing good deeds and positivity, you maximize your chances of having a good impact on the world.
Now that you understand how helping others benefits you as well as those others, let's start brainstorming some of the most effective ways of doing good deeds.
Doing good deeds doesn't have to be complex, and it doesn't take much planning.
These 10 simple ways of improving the world will inspire you to spread compassion and positivity.
Why not commit to doing a good deed of the day, and see how it starts to help you manifest a more positive life?
Find someone you work with who contributes something good, works particularly hard, or has a unique talent, and single this person out for praise.
If you're wondering how to praise someone professionally, keep it straightforward and honest – describe what they've done, and why you appreciate it.
You'll likely see them working even harder after this!
If you no longer live with your parents, you may forget how much they did for you every day when you were younger.
Think about ways to show love and care, perhaps by cooking (or buying) them a lovely meal.
The same idea works for anyone in your family who played a key role in shaping you.
If you see an older person struggling to carry heavy things, intervene, and offer to help. It's a cliche, but it's always a great way to make life easier.
If they refuse help, try asking a second time, but be sure to respect their refusal if they seem certain. After all, feeling independent can be vital in older age.
Technology can help us connect with each other, but it also encourages insularity and procrastination.
To do a good deed that benefits the people you live with, put the phone down, and give someone the gift of your full attention.
This can be particularly effective at dinner – especially if you ask thoughtful questions and show interest throughout.
We damage the ecosystem when we throw old clothes and toys away, so think about donating these things to a new generation of kids or to a thrift store (if appropriate).
Donating toys can be a wonderful way to make a difference to children who can't afford new items, and you help the planet at the same time.
Helping others sometimes requires learning to do something new.
There are lots of options for you here, ranging from learning to do CPR to figuring out how to change a tire and reading up on how to help underrepresented groups in society.
And you never know – you may discover a new interest in the process.
They say that a dog is a man's best friend, and you can change two lives if you adopt a dog from a shelter.
Indeed, you'll possibly save this dog's life, and you'll create more space in the shelter for new needy animals.
We already mentioned donating toys and clothes, but there are other things you can focus on when donating to charities.
Examples include jewelry, books, decorative items, and utensils.
Look into small local charities in particular, which may depend on people like you to survive and continue doing good work.
Your city or town will thrive if you keep it clean, so why not pick up other people's litter as well as your own?
This promotes safety, too, removing things people might trip on or that might attract pests.
Finally, you can change someone's day just by giving them a genuine smile.
Kindness is contagious, so spread smiles by showing someone you care.
And, as the say goes, life is a mirror – if you smile at it, you'll find it smiles right back at you.
You're now armed with a wide range of inspirational ideas that will help you do good deeds. And, as we said at the outset, such good deeds improve your own life too.
If you're trying to use the Law of Attraction to manifest your dreams, doing generous things contributes to that positive manifestation.
You will vibrate on a higher frequency as you radiate compassion and receive compassion in return. In addition, your mind will stay focused on the good you can do in the world, which will help to ensure that the Universe sends you good too.
This is a great trick when you're feeling flat and low – just do one good deed, and you'll see how your mood instantly lifts.
You'll feel more motivated, more confident, and ready to create your very best life.