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.
  31. Clean someone’s house for an elderly or disabled person.
  32. Comfort others in a way that you would appreciate being comforted yourself.
  33. Compliment others more often and freely.
  34. Connect an event that happens in your life regularly to remind you to do something positive for someone else.
  35. Cook a meal for a friend who is struggling.
  36. Cook for someone who just got out of the hospital.
  37. Display patience with the cashier at the gas station and offer a word of encouragement.
  38. Do not complain; it leaves a negative ripple effect with others and drags people down. Point out good things.
  39. Don’t be a negative Nancy or Ned. Instead, choose to be a positive Peg or Pete.
  40. Don’t compare yourself with others; just do your best with what God has given you.
  41. Don’t hesitate when you feel lead to pray for someone.
  42. During your quiet time, lift friends in prayer.
  43. Dwell on your blessings instead of your problems.
  44. Encourage others with simple challenges to boost their confidence.
  45. Encourage someone when you notice that they are making some progress.
  46. Encourage someone’s smallest effort or successes.
  47. Express how you feel about someone in writing.
  48. Express your gratitude without reservation.
  49. Extend neighborly kindness and care.
  50. 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.
  51. Fill empty jars with flowers picked from your garden and take them to a nursing home as a blessing to the residents there.
  52. Find real satisfaction in the person God made you.
  53. Focus and share your positive stories from your past with others.
  54. Focus on things that are humorous that happen in our lives.
  55. Focus the possible good in a situation rather than the negative that could happen.
  56. Forgive others even when you do not feel like doing so.
  57. Freely offer words of praise.
  58. Freely say thanks for every kindness extended your way.
  59. Get active in church or Bible study.
  60. Get to know Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior.


Sixty 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.
  31. Leave a waitress a 40% tip. It will make their day.
  32. Lend a helping hand anywhere and at any time.
  33. Let someone know that God knows their needs.
  34. Let someone know that they are not alone, that you care, and God will never leave them.
  35. Let someone know why you think they are special and unique.
  36. Let your love be evident in your conversations.
  37. Look for what is right before looking for what is wrong.
  38. Love God and love others.
  39. Love someone with your words and the respect you show them.
  40. Make an effort to smile and nod more when listening to someone.
  41. Make it clear to someone that they are important to you by turning off your cell phone when someone starts sharing with you.
  42. Make positive, sincere comments about someone who might be a little down in spirit.
  43. Make smiling your brand new habit.
  44. 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.
  45. Make sure you are getting proper sleep, regular exercise, plenty of water, eat healthy to be strong for others.
  46. Make sure you show your interest in others with eye contact and questions and comments.
  47. Memorize a good clean joke and share it with others.
  48. Mow a yard, rake some leaves, shovel snow for an elderly or disabled person.
  49. Never forget that every good and perfect gift comes from God.
  50. Never speak as if you are superior to anyone.
  51. Offer a compliment or word of praise can make someone’s day.
  52. Offer someone who is discouraged a hug.
  53. Offer to drive them somewhere if they can not drive.
  54. Offer to help do something for someone that they can not do for themselves.
  55. Offer to share a book that changed your life to some degree, and it could be the Bible or any other text.
  56. Offer yourself to be available to talk with someone more in the coming weeks if they would like to do that.
  57. One positive comment can make someone’s day
  58. Pay more attention to God’s blessings instead of your problems.
  59. Perform a random act of kindness.
  60. Pick up the phone and call someone to let them know you care.


Sixty 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 someo