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Simple Ways to Encourage Others

Finding simple ways to encourage others can do wonders to boost their morale and make you feel better, too.

Helping and encouraging others without selfish intentions is a great way to give yourself an emotional boost.

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No matter how small and insignificant they may seem to you, positive actions do wonders to boost someone’s esteem and morale. By being that spark of positivity for someone, you can ignite wonders within them!

  • Make celebrations a part of your regular routine: celebrate victories, large and small
  • Be specific with your praise – “You did a great job at doing ….” or “I liked how you ….”
  • Tell others how they’ve encouraged and/or inspired you
  • Let others know how wonderful someone is – endorse them, write a review of their product/service, forward a letter to their boss or headquarters, etc
  • Recognize that you being a supportive presence in their life means wonders. Many people do not have a support system, someone to cheer them on or give them a shoulder to lean on. You are making a difference just by being you.
  • Offer assistance – be specific and ask “How can I help?” or “What do you need?” Be willing to follow through with your offer.
  • I always try to offer encouragement when I see people working hard. – Joi, Rx Fitness Lady
  • I love sharing how people encouraged me, and helped me one way or another – Kalley, Blogging While Nursing

What ways do you encourage others or prefer to encourage others? Comment below and I’ll add your unique suggestions to this list. If you’re a blogger and/or business owner, I’ll even link your suggestion back to your site. Thanks, in advance for your support and contributions!

Have a fantastic day and remember to make someone’s day a little brighter!

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9 thoughts on “Simple Ways to Encourage Others

  1. Andrea S. Moore says:

    Read your post this past weekend via SITSShareFest. I love your list. To encourage someone gives us a sense of healing and happiness as well. Awesome list.

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  2. jody53 says:

    I try to always leave a message when I read a post that is helpful or encouraging to me. I hope it makes them feel good, I know it would, me. I love helping people. A small word of encouragement and thanking people can really make a difference.

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  3. Krystal says:

    One of my favorite books, The Happiness Project, talked about celebrating things! To really enjoy the celebration and the anticipation!

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  4. Ambitious Curls (@AmbitiousCurls) says:

    I usually send a private FB message to those I admire just so that they keep up the good work. Because when I receive those messages I’m happy for weeks!

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  5. The Dose of Reality (@TheDoseTweets) says:

    Love it. We are all about validation on our blog…there is nothing better than when someone gives you a compliment on something you have done! :) Great post.-Ashley

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  6. Kalley C says:

    Just letting another person know that they made a difference, with their words, or actions can be amazing for the giver and receiver. I love sharing how people encouraged me, and helped me one way or another.

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  7. Joi @ Rx Fitness Lady says:

    This is great as usual. I always try to offer encouragement when I see people working hard. I also let them know that it motivates me. I always appreciate a simple quick text that lets me know I’ve helped someone along the way so I try to put out that same energy. When you are having a bad day, it can be just the boost you need!

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    • Michelle says:

      Joi – I love that you let others know what motivates you! Knowing that helps us to return the favor or perk you up when we see that you’re having a down day! Awesome ideas!!! Thanks for your support, as always :)

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  8. Carri Schutter says:

    I love this, I believe this is one of my gifts… encouragement. I tend to love the people who are naturally grumpy ;) It becomes my whole purpose in life to make them smile and even offer a little giggle. I will joke with them, then I always find something about them personally and truly and honestly give them encouraging and loving feedback about it.

    Such as, there was a a nurse I had while at the hospital after my daughter was born, neither one of us was released for several days so we had her the whole time during the night. The first night she was very solemn, gave short curt answers and seemed to be annoyed at our presence. Yet she was very gentle with our daughter and answered right away no matter when we called.

    So for the next several hours I praised her every time she handled our daughter, thanking her for how gentle and nurturing she was. I also thanked her each time she came with more ice chips for me since I wasn't allowed to eat the first 24 hours due to various issues I was having. By morning she was smiling at us. Each time she walked through the doors over the next few days she had a sober face that switched immediately when she saw us. When we left 5 days later, she loaded us up with all kinds of goodies to take home because she wanted to thank us for making her nights at the hospital joyful… even though we were miserable being there.

    Encouragement and kind words can change someones whole day, sometimes their life!

    Thanks for reminding me of this! Blessings!

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