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How to Improve Your Karma – 20 Tips to Attract Good Karma

Would you like to improve your karma and actively try to collect new karma points? Then you've come to the right place! We live in a time in which we have to deal with dozens of massive societal and ecological problems that we ourselves have created. No one has to save the world alone - but we can all contribute every day to making life on earth much more pleasant for all living beings. Whether we simply hold the door open for someone or introduce a friend to a new, future-oriented lifestyle.

In this article, I would like to show you what karma actually is and how you can do something for your karma on a social or ecological level in everyday life. Let's go!

You can find a brief overview here in advance:

  1. Do not throw away food
  2. Go donate blood
  3. Give honest compliments
  4. Make your garden a paradise
  5. Repair something instead of throwing it away
  6. Eat a plant-based diet
  7. Use green electricity
  8. Adopt a dog from the shelter
  9. Store local
  10. Take a vacation at home
  11. Start a CleanUp
  12. Give someone a good recommendation
  13. Consciously avoid waste
  14. Become a Food Sharer
  15. Appreciate your clothes
  16. Teach someone something new
  17. Refrain from disposable products
  18. Actively support other people
  19. Forgive other people for a bad deed
  20. Be grateful for what you have

Definition: What is karma anyway?

In dictionaries, karma is generally referred to as "the action that determines the form of a person's rebirth, or the present fate determined by previous actions" designated.

This is a Buddhist principleThe concept is based on the idea that every action has a consequence that becomes visible in a person's current life or only after their possible rebirth.

"Karma is not a menu. You get served what you deserve."

Proverb (more at Karma Quotes)

From my point of view, above all human values such as appreciation, respect, helpfulness, solidarity and gratitude. Eben positive traitsthat each of us would describe as human. All actions that contradict these good values in turn jeopardize your karma account. In short: you will reap what you sow.

20 tips: How can I improve my karma?

Improve karma - respect and appreciation

So we are responsible for what happens to us in life. Then let us not torch for long. Maybe you have something to make up for or simply try to do it as a matter of principle, to become a better person.

Either way, this is a wise decision. The following ideas will definitely help you to improve your karma. Have fun implementing them!

1. do not throw away food

Every year, around 1.3 billion tons of food produced worldwide is thrown away.₁ At the same time, however, around 10 percent of all people on earth go hungry.₂ So it seems only logical that you can improve your karma, by appreciating the food on your plate, as well as its cultivation and transportation process.

For example, try to consciously plan your shopping for the coming week. And stick strictly to your shopping list to avoid spontaneous purchases that could later end up in the garbage can in excess.

Tip: In a more detailed article, you will learn lots more advice on how to improve your personal Reduce food waste.

2. go donate blood

Blood is unique and cannot be artificial or replaced by other substances. Therefore you are very likely to save the lives of other people by donating bloodwho are desperately looking for your blood. Just find out more with the help of a sustainable search engine about the nearest blood donation opportunities in your area.

Even more karma points: Do you already have an organ donor card? If you have a fatal accident, you automatically give permission for your organs to be used to save other people's lives. You can get one from your health insurance company or the pharmacy around the corner, for example.

3. give honest compliments

It has a positive effect on your own karma if you occasionally give other people open, honest and heartfelt about why they are so wonderful. Affection that comes from the bottom of our hearts releases beneficial happiness hormones.

However, you should only give compliments in moderation and only if they are absolutely serious. This will not only impress the person you're talking to, but also your partner. make yourself happy too.

4. make your garden a paradise

You can also earn karma points by Naturalness skim! For example in your own, preferably sustainable garden. Do away with gray gravel paths at your own house and create the basis for a lively paradise with birds and dozens of other animals.

By providing them with nesting opportunities and food, you can improve your karma - and, incidentally, the relaxing chirping of birds and the hustle and bustle in the garden from the Hammock observe

Tip: You can find out exactly how to create a lively garden paradise in the detailed article on the Creation of a bird friendly garden.

5. repair something instead of throwing it away

Stop! Before you throw your shoes in the garbage can, you should take them back to the cobbler. They live from the repair and can fit you with a new sole for a few euros, for example.

And if your smartphone is broken again: just have it repaired instead of buying a new one. Respect the valuable, rare earths in the device - and the hard work required to obtain them. Because respect and appreciation create karma points!

Fittingly I can offer you the Book "Culture of Repair by Wolfgang M. Heckl. Here you get it*.

6. eat a plant-based diet

I really can't think of a more meaningful actthan the personal switch to a plant-based diet. Your eating habits no longer require animals in the Factory farming are kept in cramped cages, mistreated and ultimately killed.

Also at the Deforestation of the rainforests for the production of soybean meal as animal feed and for the creation of pastureland, you are no longer involved. This in turn counteracts the global species extinction against. And as more plants are available for our direct consumption, you are also helping to protect the environment. Stop world hunger.

I could go on with this list forever! Take a look at the following article Reasons for veganism on! You will bathe in karma points if you take the step to vegan living.

Tip: If you're not yet inspired and motivated enough to eat a consciously plant-based diet, you should definitely check out these vegan documentaries view!

7. use green electricity

The electricity in your household should ideally come from sustainable sources such as Wind, water or solar energy and not from CO2-guzzling coal or radioactive nuclear power. Switching from conventional to green electricity providers is really easy and will improve your karma.

Above all, because your electricity does not require people to risk their lives underground, nor does it require the destruction of settlements or natural landscapes. You also make the dangerous storage of nuclear waste for thousands of years superfluous.

In five minutes you can now Make a green electricity comparison here* and rely on green energy in the future.

8. adopt a dog from the shelter

Collect karma points and save animals

Instead of buying an animal from a kennel, you can simply visit the local animal shelter and adopt a dog, cat or mouse there. This will take the pressure off the shelter and you can make another living being extremely happy.

Or you can volunteer at the animal shelter. Support is always needed - whether you're walking, stroking or tidying up. Alternatively, you can also Adopt dog from animal shelterlike me.

Tip: At Help animals in everyday life you can find out many more things you can do for wildlife.

9. store local

Bad karma is, among other things, the result of selfish actions. We humans tend to do this, to take the most comfortable path for ourselves. This is why, for example, we love to order books online from large corporations and buy fruit and vegetables from huge supermarket chains.

If you want to improve your karma, you should shop at local bookshops and small fruit and vegetable vendors. This is the easiest way to support the people in your region. The personal conversation with them makes your purchase a special experience.

10. take a vacation at home

Surely the vacation in Germany is also already a logical Conclusion from the Corona pandemic! But not only in these precarious times, but in general, you should more relaxation time in our beautiful country schedule.

This means you can avoid climate-damaging flights by plane and at the same time discover the local nature for little money. Let the most extraordinary travel destinations in Germany inspire to earn even more karma points.

Notice: When you think about the fact that 90 percent of people on our planet have never seen the inside of an airplane, you should understand what a comfortable life situation you are in to even have the chance to get on one.

11. start a CleanUp

People who throw garbage into the environment will lose a lot of karma points. Because they contribute to the fact that around one million seabirds and 135,000 marine mammals die every year as a result of our plastic mania.₄

Do better and create good karma by organize a Beach CleanUp or regularly Plogging you operate. You simply collect the garbage that others have made. This makes for a more aesthetic environment and saves animal lives!

Tip: Also You can collect garbage on vacation and make provisions for your own destiny. Simply use our Map for worldwide CleanUpsto find a suitable organizer at your destination!

12. give someone a good recommendation

Recommendations are Personal, trusting and in most cases also very helpful. If you want to improve your karma, you should regularly give other people one or two good recommendations based on your own experience.

This can be, for example, a good book, a wonderful movie, a stylish restaurant and even a new job be. Or how about this Positive rating for a specific provider on the Internet to recommend them to other Internet users? There's really no limit to what you can do with this advice.

Here are a few personal book recommendations from me for you:

13. consciously avoid waste

Collecting garbage is good! It's even better if you don't let the garbage accumulate in the first place. Because even if the rumor is circulating, we Germans are absolutely no recycling world champions. Large quantities are shipped abroad every year. This waste is considered recycled and unfairly boosts the recycling rate.

For example, to improve your karma, you can get a Large stainless steel drinking bottle and drink tap water from it in future. You also no longer need plastic bags if you simply go shopping with a reusable jute bag or a rucksack.

In these further articles you will learn much more about the Zero Waste Lifestyle experienced

Book Tip: For sure then my first Book "Plastic-free for beginners" something for you! Here you can get it directly from the publisher*.

14. become a food sharer

You can prevent food waste not only in your own household, but in other businesses as well. As a food sharer, you rescue food from bakeries, cafés and restaurantswho would otherwise throw their remaining but still extremely tasty goods in the garbage can. You wouldn't believe how much Money you save with it and how many neighbors and needy people you can make happy with it.

Tip: If you also want to collect karma points as a food sharer, you can read about the Food Sharing to find out exactly how this works.

15. appreciate your clothes

Fashion from sustainable fabrics is a good step. But it is no use if we continue to consume unchecked. By handling your clothes in a sustainable and more respectful way, you save an incredible amount of virtual water and lots of packaging waste - and protect the environment. Earth's natural resources.

At the same time, among other things, you free the people, do have to sew together cheap fashion in dirty, cramped factory hallsfrom their constraints. For example, look out for the Fairtrade seal on fashion items and consciously buy second-hand fashion.

In the detailed article about the Slow Fashion Movementyou will find out exactly how to be environmentally conscious with your clothing.

16. teach someone something new

When was the last time someone taught you something? I am sure that you are still grateful to this person today. You can also do many things that others cannot. So set yourself the goal of teaching someone else something new.

For example, you can teach your son, daughter, wife, or husband how to play the piano or teach a particular foreign language. You can just as easily show a colleague how to work with the new office software or how to write an effective advertising copy.

In any case, it is important for karma that you help others to develop personally. At the same time, and quite automatically, you are also promoting your own development.

Tip: At Help people for more information. You can also find out more in another article, Why it makes us happy to help others.

17. renounce disposable products

Who leaves waste in the environment, can never be sure what will happen to it afterwards. Maybe a sea turtle dies on your six-pack ring, which only helped you carry the beer to the beach for a few minutes. Or maybe a young bird will lose your Plastic straw because his parents used him as nesting material. This has all happened before - and creates bad karma for the (unconscious) perpetrators.

So if you want to collect karma points and not lose them, you should prefer to avoid such scenarios in advance. Avoid unnecessary waste by using reusable alternatives.

18. actively support other people

Support - improve karma and earn karma points

You can help people indirectly by eat a vegan diet and contribute every day to the Stop climate change. But people can also benefit directly from your help. For example, you can take on a reading sponsorship to regularly read books to children. Or simply listen to a friend and support them when something is bothering them.

Or how about simply bringing some fruit and something to drink from the store to a homeless person outside the shopping center? It's also the little things that improve your karma.

Let yourself be inspired by the dozens of examples of good deeds in everyday life inspire.

Tip: In the same way animal welfare organizations constantly need your support! This can be a financial donation or active support on site. You can find out more in the linked article.

19 Forgive other people for a bad deed

Nobody is perfect. We have all done something to someone that we deeply regret. This is also how you should look at it when you have been hurt by someone. By forgiving other people for their actions, you are doing something good - for the other person, for your soul and for your karma.

20. be grateful for what you have

It costs absolutely nothing to be grateful for what you have - or for what others give you. Gratitude simply changes everything for the better. I can only recommend that you such a gratitude diary* and write down what you are particularly grateful for on that particular day.

"Joy is the simplest form of gratitude."

Karl Barth (more at Gratitude Quotes)

Make others laugh or provide other, positive things in their lives. Take revenge when someone has done something good to you - and write a postcard to your loved ones again.

Frequently asked questions about karma

What is meant by karma?

In the ancient Indian language, karma means "deed" or "effect". Karma describes a spiritual concept according to which every physical or mental action inevitably has a consequence - either in the person's current life or in life after death.

How do I get good karma?

Good karma requires good deeds. Above all, be warm, polite, fair, honest, compassionate, supportive, grateful and thoughtful - and treat other people as you would like to be treated.

A conscious, solidary and sustainable way of life, i.e. acting in the interests of humanity as a whole and future generations, will improve your karma account.

What is bad for karma?

Immoral, bad and sinful deeds worsen your karma. These include, for example, wasteful, greedy, aggressive, malicious or selfish actions. Psychological or physical violence, hatred, envy and jealousy also cost karma points.

Collect karma points through human behavior

Thoughts shape your words. Words shape your actions. Actions form your habits. Habits form your character. And character shapes your destiny. The principle of karma is relatively simple. It is just as easy to do something for your karma on a daily and even casual basis. Deeply human behavior is the key.

After this article, you now have the best tips and lots of inspiration at hand to improve your karma. Do you have questions or more tips to collect even more karma points? Then feel free to write me a comment!

Stay human,

Christoph from CareElite - Plastic-free living

PS: Are you bothered by a grievance in our society that you want to change for the better? Then why not start a petition to do something about it? At Start online petition you can now find out how it works!

₁ Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety: What is food waste? Facts and tips. [10.01.2023].

₂ Deutsche Welthungerhilfe e. V.: Hunger - extent, spread, causes. The most frequently asked questions on the topic (as of 15.07.2019). [10.01.2023].

₃ Bund für Umwelt und Naturschutz Deutschland e.V. (BUND): Luftverkehr - Klimaschädlich und hoch subventioniert. [10.01.2023].

₄ Naturschutzbund Deutschland e.V. (NABU): Plastic waste and its consequences. [10.01.2023].

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Christoph Schulz

Christoph Schulz

I'm Christoph, an environmental scientist and author - and here at CareElite I'm campaigning against plastic waste in the environment, climate change and all the other major environmental problems of our time. Together with other environmentally conscious bloggers, I want to give you tips & tricks for a naturally healthy, sustainable life as well as your personal development.

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