7 Little Life-Lessons That Will Make You a Better Human

We must be dedicated and persevering to grow and improve — small steps makes a big difference

Janice Eastman


People are crossing the street on a pedestrian crosswalk.
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In today’s hectic world, getting lost in the chaos and forgetting the little things that make life worth living can be easy.

That’s why it’s essential to take a step back every once in a while and reflect on the lessons we’ve learned along the way.

Whether through personal experiences or the trials and tribulations of others, countless life lessons can help us be better humans.

Here are just a few small but impactful lessons that have made a big difference in my life, and they can do the same for anyone.

1. Kindness is always in style

Have you ever noticed how a simple smile or kind gesture can brighten up someone’s day?

It may not seem like much, but small acts of kindness can truly make a difference in the world.

Continuing to spread love and positivity might seem insignificant, but it holds immense power to allow others to see the good in humanity.

This lesson significantly changed my life by allowing me to understand why even the smallest actions toward others matter so much — a perspective that has helped me avoid taking anyone in my life for granted.

“Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.” — The 14th Dalai Lama

2. You deserve a break

Besides small acts of kindness, it’s important to remember that it’s equally important to give yourself a break.

In a world where “hustle culture” is glorified, it can be easy to fall into the trap of thinking that we constantly need to be busy and productive.

However, taking breaks can increase productivity in the long run by allowing you to recharge your batteries and approach tasks with renewed energy.

Not only does this lesson help prevent burnout, but it also teaches us the value of self-care. And the importance of showing ourselves the same compassion that we give to others.

“Do something nice for yourself…



Janice Eastman

From reading my writing, I hope you will begin to break down self-imposed barriers and find your authentic self in the extraordinary story of life.