Keeping our promises to ourselves is probably one of the hardest undertakings ever. We tend to keep our promises to others because we want to take care of others and to make them happy. But what about yourself? When is the last time you made a promise to yourself and actually kept it? It’s time to start taking care of you, and hold you accountable to the promises you make yourself! Here are 3 simple tips to launch 2017 with you in mind!
- Schedule time for you – set a reminder on your phone, schedule time for exercise, meditation, or just relaxing! Need help – there’s an app for it (IfThisThenThat)
- Make it a habit – it takes between 21 and 66 days to create a habit for yourself – yes that long! Take time for your promise everyday for at least 22 days and see how great you feel!
- Put it in writing – of course we’ll help you out! Click to print “The Power of a Promise” PDF, fill it out, and repeat step 1 & 2
Throughout the year, we feel obligated to take care of cooking, shopping, and making sure others wishes are fulfilled. This is an amazing way to give back to others, and you should do it; however, forgetting about your own needs can be detrimental to your health and happiness. This can lead to a negative, self-destructing road no one deserves to walk down, and you can prevent this by respecting your own promises. Think about how accomplished you feel after a good workout? Not only does your body feel great, but your mind is energized to! Promise kept. Do this repeatedly, and just visualize the satisfaction over a few weeks or months – a healthier, stronger, empowered you!
You are a remarkable creature, and when you invest in yourself, you become even more remarkable in the ability to give even more to others! Make sure exercise, eating well, getting rest, and spending time doing things you love is on your to-do list! Besides putting all other promises first, promise to yourself and keep it! Set yourself up for success going into the new year – you deserve it! I promise!
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