Over 200 Encouragement Ideas!

Importance of having encouragement ideas

It is very important to have a plan in mind and to have some encouragement ideas to help you encourage others!

I believe that most people like to encourage others. Below is a list of over 200 encouragement ideas that will give you something to think about doing. If you feel that you are more in need of encouragement, I will assure you that if you try to encourage someone else, you will be inspired too.
The encouragement ideas below will hopefully give you some ideas or spark ideas of your own. Either way, I encourage you to encourage others to be of help to them in any special way that you can. Being an encourager is also good for you!

Find Out What Encouragement Ideas Feel Right For You To Try?

  1. Acknowledge that God can use you just as you are to help someone. Simply be yourself.
  2. Affirm and be encouraging with everybody you meet.
  3. Aim at being an excellent listener. Do not cut others off when they are speaking.
  4. Always encourage others to make wise decisions based on what God’s Word says.
  5. Always speak the truth in love.
  6. Always stay focused on God and His love for you and others.
  7. Ask God to help use you to encourage others.
  8. Ask someone a question or two to help them start seeing more hope in their situation.
  9. Ask someone how you can be of help to them.
  10. Ask someone ways that God has worked out things for them in the past, and share what God has done for you.
  11. Assure the other person that your conversation is confidential.
  12. Attempt when on social media to share thoughtful words or scriptures with someone.
  13. Attempt when someone is discouraged or hurting, to offer specific, practical help if they are open for it. Otherwise, listen.
  14. Available to help a friend move, if not physically, offer to bring some food to share.
  15. Avoid all unconstructive criticism.
  16. Babysit for a young couple.
  17. Bake something and share it with friends for no particular reason.
  18. Be aware that people notice and appreciate it when you put others’ needs before your own.
  19. Be generous with others, since all things come from God.
  20. Be honest when sharing with others, but never be disrespectful or cold.
  21. Be mindful that exercise is so very critical to good health.
  22. Be willing to help a friend who is weak when it comes to something you are good at, such as cleaning, cooking, etc.
  23. Brainstorm with someone to try to make things better.
  24. Buy someone flowers that you know is struggling.
  25. Buy something small for someone who needs a little pick me up.
  26. Call someone to let them know you are thinking of them.
  27. Celebrate accomplishments with a note, a dinner, a phone call.
  28. Chase your most important dreams, and encourage others to do the same.
  29. Choose to live a life of integrity.
  30. Choose your words with kindness, love, and respect.

 


Thirty More Encouraging Ideas

  1. Clean someone’s house for an elderly or disabled person.
  2. Comfort others in a way that you would appreciate being comforted yourself.
  3. Compliment others more often and freely.
  4. Connect an event that happens in your life regularly to remind you to do something positive for someone else.
  5. Cook a meal for a friend who is struggling.
  6. Cook for someone who just got out of the hospital.
  7. Display patience with the cashier at the gas station and offer a word of encouragement.
  8. Do not complain; it leaves a negative ripple effect with others and drags people down. Point out good things.
  9. Don’t be a negative Nancy or Ned. Instead, choose to be a positive Peg or Pete.
  10. Don’t compare yourself with others; just do your best with what God has given you.
  11. Don’t hesitate when you feel lead to pray for someone.
  12. During your quiet time, lift friends in prayer.
  13. Dwell on your blessings instead of your problems.
  14. Encourage others with simple challenges to boost their confidence.
  15. Encourage someone when you notice that they are making some progress.
  16. Encourage someone’s smallest effort or successes.
  17. Express how you feel about someone in writing.
  18. Express your gratitude without reservation.
  19. Extend neighborly kindness and care.
  20. Fast from something you enjoy and use the money you save to donate it to a worthy cause or towards a friend who is in need.
  21. Fill empty jars with flowers picked from your garden and take them to a nursing home as a blessing to the residents there.
  22. Find real satisfaction in the person God made you.
  23. Focus and share your positive stories from your past with others.
  24. Focus on things that are humorous that happen in our lives.
  25. Focus the possible good in a situation rather than the negative that could happen.
  26. Forgive others even when you do not feel like doing so.
  27. Freely offer words of praise.
  28. Freely say thanks for every kindness extended your way.
  29. Get active in church or Bible study.
  30. Get to know Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior.

 


Thirty More Encouraging Ideas

  1. Give a genuine compliment to someone.
  2. Give information that you have, which might help someone.
  3. Give other’s a reminder of Christ’s second coming.
  4. Give positive affirmations to a friend or family member who needs your help.
  5. Give someone a CD or a book that has been a special blessing to you.
  6. Give someone a handmade gift made by you or a unique personal uplifting gift.
  7. Go out of your way to help a co-worker or friend.
  8. Gossip is very destructive, plus it is also sin.
  9. Handle mistakes and failure in a mature way.
  10. Have a couple of small gifts or blank greeting cards on hand to give someone on the spur of the moment.
  11. Help others who are in need find their way out.
  12. Help someone break down their issues into bite-size pieces.
  13. Help someone in a crisis to lessen their burden or responsibility in their life temporarily.
  14. Help someone with their yard work, which needs help.
  15. If someone drinks alcohol or smokes cigarettes, compassionately encourage them to cut back or quit soon.
  16. If someone is in need financially and you can afford to help, decide if you are willing to help.
  17. If your friend is grieving the loss of a loved one, encourage them to talk about the person and listen intently.
  18. Inform someone what has worked in your life and what has not worked.
  19. Introduce someone and share a few positive words about talent or gifts they may have.
  20. Invite someone out for lunch or a movie.
  21. Invite someone to your church.
  22. Just a pat on the back can lift someone’s spirits.
  23. Just listen to people more.
  24. Keep humble and be Christ-like with others.
  25. Keep in touch with someone by phone, email, text, or written letter.
  26. Keep things into perspective.
  27. Know that you will let someone talk without you being judgmental of what they say.
  28. Know when to be more assertive.
  29. Learn about someone in a conversation today, show genuine concern.
  30. Learn people’s “love languages,” the way they communicate and like to receive love.

 


Thirty More Encouraging Ideas

  1. Leave a waitress a 40% tip. It will make their day.
  2. Lend a helping hand anywhere and at any time.
  3. Let someone know that God knows their needs.
  4. Let someone know that they are not alone, that you care, and God will never leave them.
  5. Let someone know why you think they are special and unique.
  6. Let your love be evident in your conversations.
  7. Look for what is right before looking for what is wrong.
  8. Love God and love others.
  9. Love someone with your words and the respect you show them.
  10. Make an effort to smile and nod more when listening to someone.
  11. Make it clear to someone that they are important to you by turning off your cell phone when someone starts sharing with you.
  12. Make positive, sincere comments about someone who might be a little down in spirit.
  13. Make smiling your brand new habit.
  14. Make sure that you are wise a serpent and peaceful as a dove; be careful there are some people who might try to abuse your kindness.
  15. Make sure you are getting proper sleep, regular exercise, plenty of water, eat healthy to be strong for others.
  16. Make sure you show your interest in others with eye contact and questions and comments.
  17. Memorize a good clean joke and share it with others.
  18. Mow a yard, rake some leaves, shovel snow for an elderly or disabled person.
  19. Never forget that every good and perfect gift comes from God.
  20. Never speak as if you are superior to anyone.
  21. Offer a compliment or word of praise can make someone’s day.
  22. Offer someone who is discouraged a hug.
  23. Offer to drive them somewhere if they can not drive.
  24. Offer to help do something for someone that they can not do for themselves.
  25. Offer to share a book that changed your life to some degree, and it could be the Bible or any other text.
  26. Offer yourself to be available to talk with someone more in the coming weeks if they would like to do that.
  27. One positive comment can make someone’s day
  28. Pay more attention to God’s blessings instead of your problems.
  29. Perform a random act of kindness.
  30. Pick up the phone and call someone to let them know you care.

 


Thirty More Encouraging Ideas

  1. Placing a hand on the shoulder of someone or similar polite touch can be very encouraging.
  2. Plan mini celebrations as a more regular part of your relationships with others.
  3. Play positive music and offer to share it with others.
  4. Please focus on the good that others are doing rather than their blunders or mishaps.
  5. Please write a letter of encouragement and put it in the mail for someone.
  6. Point out that you notice someone’s positive parenting, parents need encouragement.
  7. Practice acknowledging someone’s pain and let them work through it without trying to rescue them can be helpful.
  8. Practice being a good listener, sometimes when people talk, they answer their problems.
  9. Practice smiling more often; it will increase your face value and can encourage someone.
  10. Practice thinking positively about things.
  11. Pray a short prayer with someone immediately when they ask, not later when we tend to forget to.
  12. Pray for some uplifting words to share with someone to provide comfort and encouragement.
  13. Pray that God shows you how to encourage the person.
  14. Pray that God will make you love being an encourager.
  15. Provide rides to doctors’ appointments.
  16. Purposely, ask someone for information on a subject they know a lot about.
  17. Put together a care package for someone in need.
  18. Put your helpful words into action.
  19. Put yourself in the other person’s shoes.
  20. Quick to listen and slow to speak, often the best encouragement is a listening ear.
  21. Random acts of kindness have a powerful ripple effect.
  22. Realize that for some people, a hug could be nearly life-changing.
  23. Realize the power of just being present with someone.
  24. Refuse to fall into the trap of feeling negative about yourself.
  25. Refuse to gossip or backbite others.
  26. Relate to someone’s story in your life similar to theirs and how you worked it out with God?
  27. Remember that sharing a smile can change the mood of someone’s day.
  28. Remember to be kind to yourself too.
  29. Remember, we are to love one another.
  30. Remind others to rest.

 


Thirty More Encouraging Ideas

  1. Remind someone that God never gives up on us even when we fail.
  2. Respectfully ask someone if you could share specific scriptures that would possibly help them if they are open to it.
  3. Restore hope with someone by sharing new perspectives from the Bible.
  4. Say something good about someone that others are gossiping about.
  5. Secretly send someone a card that is going through a tough time. Optional include a gift card for Starbucks or any place.
  6. Send a kind note to someone.
  7. Send a short note to someone in a text message with a few encouraging words.
  8. Send flowers to encourage someone.
  9. Share a scripture that would lift someone’s spirits.
  10. Share at least a part of your story with others.
  11. Share encouraging thoughts that come to mind with others.
  12. Share the Gospel with someone interested in hearing it.
  13. Share with someone how they’ve encouraged you in the past.
  14. Share your testimony; keep it short unless they want the more detailed version?
  15. Sharing your time with someone is priceless.
  16. Show genuine interest in someone’s situations and that you care.
  17. Simply listening to someone can lift their spirits!
  18. Sit down with a friend for a soda or cup of coffee and let them do most of the talking.
  19. Someone who is out of work, invite them to dinner, send a gift card to the grocery store.
  20. Sometimes it is best to encourage others in private.
  21. Speak in a positive, joyful way; it is contagious and becomes a habit in time.
  22. Speak words of encouragement instead of criticism.
  23. Speaking highly about someone in a real way can be very positive.
  24. Spend time just being with someone just for their sake if they need company.
  25. Stay positive with everyone in all your communications on the Internet, social media, phone, etc..
  26. Strategically use encouragement as a form of outreach to someone.
  27. Take care of your health; fatigue makes us not think clearly and make poor decisions.
  28. Take the joy that is in you and give it to someone else.
  29. Take the smaller piece of the pie (or anything) to let someone else have the bigger piece.
  30. Take time to update your address book.

 


Thirty More Encouraging Ideas

  1. Tell all your friends or family member that you love them.
  2. Tell others who are interested in knowing more about your relationship with God.
  3. Tell someone how you feel about them face to face.
  4. Tell someone on or two of the specific promises of God.
  5. Tell someone that they are worthwhile, and God loves them.
  6. Be sure that you tell someone you love that they thank God that He put them in your life.
  7. Tell someone you know that you are praying for them and remember to do so.
  8. Tell your boss, your pastor, or someone that you appreciate him.
  9. Thank and recognize others when you see them doing an act of kindness.
  10. The glass may be half full, so focus on what is right rather than what is wrong.
  11. Think of a creative plan to do a strategic act of kindness.
  12. Treat others the way you would want to be treated.
  13. Treat yourself as your own best friend and reflect that example to others.
  14. Try to be pleasant even if you don’t agree with someone.
  15. Try to figure out what someones love language is and use that information.
  16. Try to pay it forward to others as often as possible.
  17. Try to use scripture when appropriate to encourage others, but restrain from coming off as holier than thou.
  18. Uplifting and respectful when speaking with someone who is sharing their heart because they may be feeling a lack of self-esteem.
  19. Uplifting conversations are so much more likely when you keep your words positive.
  20. Use the mouth that God gave you to build others up instead of tearing them down.
  21. Visit a nursing home since they have very few visitors.
  22. Volunteer to watch kids. Let parents have a date night.
  23. Volunteer with Special Olympics, the local food bank, or homeless shelter or any worthwhile cause.
  24. When someone is having problems, be there to encourage them by pointing them to Jesus.
  25. When you encourage someone else, a part of you becomes encouraged too.
  26. Work at trying to understand someone’s feelings the best you can.
  27. Work hard at remembering a person’s name; it can often be a key to their heart.
  28. Write down a particular scripture that meets the need of someone’s heart and send it to them.
  29. Write encouraging things down on paper, so you do not forget to share it with someone.
  30. Write letters and share your love for others who are in nursing homes, prisons, homeless shelters, etc.

 


 

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