50 Ways You Can Be The Change

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By advancing our lives in the areas of mind, body, spirit, relationships and environmental awareness we can improve our individual outlook and help the world become an even greater

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As my favorite Gandhi quote states: “you must be the change you want to see in the world” and here are 50 of the best practices, exercises and philosophies you can begin implementing to “be the change”:

RELATIONSHIPS

1. Be Nice to People
And see how positive energy attracts positive energy

2. Take Responsibility For Your Actions
And stop making excuses

3. Volunteer Your Time
And realize that helping others is the ultimate way to make the world a greater place

4. Ask for Help
And give someone else the satisfaction of having the answer

5. Offer the Best Advice You Can
And set someone off in a new and positive direction.  Do it without expecting anything in return!

6. Smile More
And spread happiness to others with the slightest effort

7. Pay Close Attention to Your Language
And start seeing how your words and actions define you

8. Make a Donation
And feel how giving spreads positive energy and love

9. Ask your Closest Friends and Family “How Are You Doing”?
And let them know you are there for them

MIND

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10. Do Crossword Puzzles and Other Mind Games
And challenge your intellect

11. Find and Work in a Career You Love 
And spend your valuable time in a job that makes you truly happy!

12. Purposefully Deal with Stress
And learn to melt tension away

13. Read Good Books
And stir creativity in your brain

14. Take Classes
And learn more about the things that really interest you

15. Write in a Journal
And let the mind unwind itself through the hand

16. Start Viewing Yourself as Part of a Greater Universe
And see how the first step to a healthy planet is a healthy you! 

YOUR BODY

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17. Vary Your Workout Routines
And make your body stronger, more pliable, and resistant to illness

18. Try Ancient Forms of Healing
And tap into human knowledge that goes back many millennia

19. Exercise with Trained Professionals
And push the limits of what you think you are capable

20. Run a Marathon
Again, push the limits of what you are capable.  If not a marathon, find some physical activity that is ultra-challenging for you and do it!

21. Take Long Hikes
And appreciate the beauty of nature first hand

22. Sit in a Sauna or Steam Room
And sweat out harmful toxins

23 Use Medicines and Pharmaceuticals as Last Resort
And have faith in holistic measures and your body’s ability to heal itself

24. Love and Appreciate Your Body
And get rid of negative feelings and associations you have with it

SPIRIT

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25. Treat Yourself to Massages
And literally rub away all stress and tension

26. Start a Spiritual Practice for Yourself
And give yourself unparalleled perspective by connecting with the “true you”.

27. Laugh Hard Every Day
And generate happiness for your soul

28. Accept Your Universe
And have unswerving faith that you can handle it, no matter what happens!

29. Feng Shui Your Home
And create a positive energy flow that extends to the external world

30. Listen to Soothing Music
And calm your body, mind and spirit

31. Plan a Healthy Retreat or Vacation
And ensconce your body and mind in health and vitality for an extended period

NUTRITION

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32. Start Treating Your Food as Delicious Tasting Medicine
And prevent sickness and disease with the nutrition you put into your body every day!

33. Eat Locally Grown Foods
And support your local farms and growers

34. Take Responsibility For Your Health
And understand that only you know what is best for you

35. Drink More Water
And enjoy nature’s elixir of life

36. Eat Healthy Foods for the Brain
And allow your thinking organ to work most efficiently

37. Cook More
And really get to know your food; enjoy it in a more complete and satisfying way!

38. Eat Organic Foods as Much as Possible
And understand that natural foods treat the body and the planet as they were originally intended

39. Eat More Fruits and Vegetables
And begin learning the innumerable benefits these foods contain

ENVIRONMENT

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40. Plant trees
And spread clean air throughout the world; donate trees here with American Forests.  Even better, give trees as a present with The Arbor Day organization

41. Buy Carbon Offsets
And support new and clean renewable sources of energy that offset global warming with Native Energy

42. Conserve Water
And be aware of over-usage at the sink, in the bathroom, and while doing laundry

43. Recycle!
And realize how such a simple step like recycling can do so much to improve our environmental dilemma

44. Save a Piece of the Rainforest
And help the earth’s atmosphere by purchasing 2,500 square feet of this precious land for $10 at The National Arbor Day Foundation!

45. Buy “Energy Star” Appliances
And save a ton of energy with every day activities

46. Use the Internet to Shop
And save gasoline and paper by clicking here for a list of 700+ conscious retailers

47. Research Reusable Energy Sources For Your Home
And utilize more sustainable and renewable power sources which are available!

48. Conserve Paper
And send e-cards instead of paper ones.  Start by getting removed from unwanted mailing lists at Junk Busters

49. Take a Stand
And volunteer your time to head an effort to “go green” at your work, school, place of worship or any organization you belong

50. YOU Decide
And start “being the change” based on your most valued beliefs and ideals!

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44 Responses to “50 Ways You Can Be The Change”

  1. ZHereford says:

    These are all great ideas for initiating change!
    Good job, Todd.

  2. Suzie says:

    Fantastic ideas. It’s a shame those environmental donation websites only accept US addresses :( But I’m sure I can find some closer to home!

  3. You Rock Todd! Thanks for mentioning me. :)
    This is a fantastic list. I’m gonna stumble it later and drop a digg now. :)

    Great job!
    Tina

  4. great article about self improvement.

    keep up the good work.

  5. R Nadarajah says:

    Very good. Stumble’s contribution is very, very appreciated

  6. Ilo Uchenna says:

    The write up is sound I must confess, ride on.

  7. Buzz M says:

    Nice list. Conserve paper a big one. Go paperless!

  8. Wow! This certainly is a very long list. It’s actually surprising how simple most of the items in the list are. Imagine how a simple smile or change of perspective can affect people around you. And I personally like the way you categorized them into sections. A lot of people can really benefit from these simple steps.

  9. Alex Kay says:

    Sorry to point it out, but you really shouldn’t be stealing images from iStockphoto, I mean, they’re so cheap!

    Anyway, great post :)

  10. Todd says:

    Guys, THANK YOU for all the wonderful comments to this article so far. I am SO glad it helps…!

  11. doug rosbury says:

    I do one thing, connect with God, and after that, everything I do becomes very appropriate, because God knows better than I do, what is best to do, to think and to believe.—Doug Rosbury

  12. Todd says:

    Thank you for sharing Doug– I am sure there are many people around the world who share a similar sentiment! Thanks again,
    Todd

  13. Jim Wilson says:

    Thanks for sharing! What a great list – just start with any one of these and imagine what can happen!

  14. Todd says:

    Thanks Jim, much appreciated!
    Todd

  15. CG Walters says:

    Thank you, Todd. In this, you have “improved the silence.”

    Before you speak, ask yourself, is it kind, is it necessary, is it true, does it improve on the silence? -Sai Baba

    Peace and wonder,
    CG

  16. Todd says:

    Thanks CG, and really good point!
    Todd

  17. pelf says:

    Aww.. Definitely a great list on things that we can to make the world a better place to live in :D

  18. Todd says:

    Thank you Pelf, and happy new year!!
    Todd

  19. Tom says:

    Great list of practical habits that will make you a better person. Glad I Stumbled onto your site.

    Check out my novel about a man and his angel at http://www.tcarroll-online.com

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  21. sylph says:

    Great points…I really need to have self improvements..

  22. Evelyn says:

    Great tips!

    I the changed and changing,
    Evelyn

  23. Todd says:

    Thanks Evelyn…Todd

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  27. Steve says:

    Awesome article man.. I found your website through http://www.urbanmonk.net

    Thanks

  28. farouk says:

    wow:)
    you should write part II of this article

  29. michael says:

    Check out this amazing video entitled “Be The Change”!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1RyS3NasuRk

  30. The Pass It On Movement http://www.aunitedworld.org is here! Let’s work together to make a difference in this world!

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  31. Barbara says:

    Great post and site! The message here seems to be that in order to be the change we can start with ourselves and daily things in our life and work our way outward and to the world. Your concept of BEING the change definitely resonates with my own views which I have expressed through my development of the you movement… (see link)

    Anyways, sometimes the smallest things mean the most to others and this post is very insightful.

    Barbara
    wwww.theyoumovement.com

  32. kopila says:

    fantastic i do believe on being change.

  33. krk sastri says:

    wonderful indeed ! times have critical and as such, revivval of eternal values has become an ICU phenomenon. society is craving for it ,hence this is a timely measure to prevent its premature dissolution, a vital component of our rights,as the critical study of social environment envisages.

  34. Stephanie says:

    Interesting ideas.

  35. If half of the people in the world did half of these things then the effects of it would be astronomical. We all thing that we are inadequit or that there is nothing we can do but the truth is we can do so much. Think of the domino effect. Lets say that you are nice and caring to 10 people. In effect those people are nice to 10 other people. As you can see it can quickly turn into thousands and millions just off of your simple act of compasion.

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  38. These are all awesome points – there’s always room to incorporate more of these things into our lives. Very difficult to do them all – slowly but surely!

    Nice post!

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  40. premabose says:

    Fantastic,so simple and so true.I am inspired to be the change.hope more and more people chance to read the articles by Todd.Thankyou Todd!

  41. Great article, much appreciated! sometimes the smallest things mean the most to others.Thanks for sharing

  42. DoubleD says:

    “Do not CONFORM any longer to the world, but be TRANSFORMED by the renewing of your mind.” 1. Love God 2. Love Others 3. Do Good

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  44. Great tips! “Laugh hard” made me think of those times when we did it, it was when we were young and now it’s soooooo seldom to my regret. I’m not sure why, maybe because there are no people around who are fun to be with, maybe i’m not that person too anymore…

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