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10 Promises To Make To Yourself (and Keep)
Of all the promises that we make, the most important are the promises that we make to ourselves, and how we plan to keep them. Here are ten commitments you ought to give to yourself today.
You should certainly not think of not honoring somebody else’s promise you made. Yet you can still break promises about yourself. Think of all the resolutions you made in New Year, and then dropped.
Whether you were planning to start running or losing weight or learning something new, without much, you simply let it fall by the wayside. If you don’t take care of yourself you can’t take care of anyone. You will start by making and keeping each of these 10 commitments.
1. Listen to What Your Body and Mind Are Telling You
When you need to slow down your body will inform you. When you suffer from aches and pains or feel tired, this is usually a sign that you need to take it easy. You might just need to talk to a friend for 20 minutes, get some exercise in or meditate. Besides staying off anxiety and illness, you will find your life transformed for the better.
2. Live Your Own Life
All too often people end up living the lives they expect from their families or others, rather than following their hearts. Yet like this, you can never be happy. To follow your own vision, you must find what you want, and live your life. That is one of the greatest promises you can make.
3. Smile Daily
Studies show you feel better as you smile more. Even if you don’t want to smile, the result can be this. Not only does the smile help you get more strength and reduce stress, it also lets you connect with others. Holding your pledge means you’re going to get healthier and happier.
4. Know That Relationships Come and Go
Not every relationship is meant to last forever to business partners, from best friends to people who fall in love with you. When people leave you, you can feel disappointed. You should rephrase the defeat though. Know there is a beginning and an end to everything.
If there is no time in your life for someone, that person will move on, but you can still keep the good memories and what you have learned from them. Promise yourself to do this for the people you’ve lost, instead of pining.
5. Keep a Genuine Friend Close
Your real friends are going to get you through life. Sure, you are going to do a lot of the heavy lifting alone. You are fully responsible for your own happiness, after all. But it’s nice to have a sidekick, in thick and thin, that you can trust no matter what.
This is the person that is going to be honest with you when it comes to advice on love and life. She’ll send you the best memes on
6. Acceptance of Change
Reviewing the above list can allow you to agree that you will have to make some big changes in your life. This could mean ending certain partnerships and facing challenges you didn’t expect, but it will have an amazing impact on your life. When you write all of these down with your personal take on each thing in a planned book, you can go back to it whenever you deal with change and try to stay on course to keep your promises to yourself.
7. Learn From Your Mistakes
In “Nobody is flawless,” as Hannah Montana claimed, “Everybody makes mistakes.” So in your 20s, tell yourself that you will avoid being so scared of messing up, and instead benefit from your mistakes. The reality is that each time you close one trap, you unlock another. Success takes seven years to get knocked down and then eight times to recover. It’s what makes your life story so sweet, although it may feel like you’ve hit the bottom of the rock at the time.
You might choose to let those moments that are undeniably human change your course in life completely or you might use them to build a foundation for something better. What would it be?
8. Push Your Boundaries
Promise yourself to live a good life. You will never discover your hidden talents as long as follow the old familiar paths, but if you get out of that, there is no limit to what you can do. It’s the ones who don’t know rules who lead the most amazing lives and keeping to this pledge means you’re going to be one.
9. Move On From the Past
You can recognize your past without being burdensome to it. It will always be with you what you have learned from past experiences and help you to build a better future. Promise to accept your past, embed it into your future and never look back.
10. Cut Toxic Relationships Out Of Your Life
It’s critical that you continue to hold to what you want and never compromise for anything less. It may feel selfish to do what’s right for you, but that doesn’t necessarily mean it is false. In fact, you’ll be surprised how healthy it can be for everyone involved to ditch your toxic relationships. Often people are meant to be permanently in your life, and you will realize that once you grow up, you tend to leave certain mates behind and that way it’s safer.
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