You are no superhero so it is impossible to really make an impact on the world and save the innocent people, but there are small ways you can change the world. Of course, you can always go bigger and adopt a child or a pet and save a life, but not all of us are capable of doing just that. However, that doesn’t mean that you are left with no choice but to go on with your life without doing anything selfless, because even the smallest details can accumulate to aid a large cause. Here are 7 simple ways you can change the world without even trying.
1. Acts of Kindness
When was the last time you did something nice for a stranger? Sometimes we get so caught up in our problems and daily routines that we have no time for others. However, we don’t realize that helping strangers can be very cleansing psychologically to ourselves. Doing small acts of kindness, like offering to pay for someone’s order or getting lunch for a homeless man, can help those who are at their lowest point and give them hope. In return good things will always come around to you, if you give back. So if you are looking for ways you can change the world, practice random acts of kindness!
2. Run for a Cause
If you are a big fan of running and can’t go a day without exercise, why not use your skills for a good cause? You can make your training much more meaningful by raising awareness for worthwhile causes like military support, children’s programs and much more, just by completing a race. Not only will you get the experience of a lifetime and make valuable connections, but you will also be guaranteed an entry to closed and sold-out races. It’s a win-win situation.
Did you know that materials in the US waste stream could generate more than $7 billion if they were recycled? This shows just how much of an impact each and every one of us can make by changing the simple act of throwing away garbage into a more selective action. All you have to do is be more cautious of where each piece of garbage is placed and this small change in your routine can save our planet.
4. Send a Message for a Good Cause
You already spend the majority of your time texting friends and family, so why not occasionally sent a text to donate money to a cause of your choice? Helping others cannot get easier than this! Most of the time you will be asked to donate no more than $10 dollars, which you would probably spend anyways on a coffee and a bagel, so why not spare your lunch and help someone in need?
5. Leave Your Car at Home
If you just pick out one day out of the week on which you take public transportation or choose walking over taking a car, you can reduce the world’s carbon footprint and save 4.2 billion gallons of gasoline each year. This way you will be able to switch up your boring daily routine and get some exercise into your otherwise sedentary lifestyle!
6. De-clutter Your Closet
As a woman, you cannot deny that the majority of your closet consists of things you hate and other things that you will never wear again. So instead of leaving those items in your closet to collect dust, why not reorganize your closet and get rid of unwanted pieces? This way you will be able to donate those items to organizations and companies that provide clothes for people who could really use them.
7. Stop Drinking Bottled Water
You probably already know that about 17 million barrels of oil are used to produce bottled water annually and that it is equivalent to the amount needed to power one million cars for about a year. So instead of wasting our energy on bottled water, you can help our environment and purchase reusable bottles. After all, it is just water and it doesn’t really matter what packaging it comes in.
You might not have an unlimited amount of money which you could use to donate to organizations, but there are small things you could do to slowly change the world around you. Whether it is recycling, donating or living a healthier lifestyle, you are slowly taking steps to help the world. What are some of your favorite ways to help out? Share in the comments!