It would be tempting to say that in today’s society a promise means a lot less than it might have done some generations before. Whether that is true or not, by making a few promises to yourself you can live life in a positive mode, and take control.
Life can get difficult and for one reason or another, when things to wrong we can be hard on ourselves, especially when a particular situation is a result of our own actions. Moving forward can be difficult, but it is easier if you can promise yourself a few things.
First of all, don’t be so hard on yourself. Yes, you may have done things wrong and made mistakes, but take this as life’s lessons and learn from those mistakes. Your life is your responsibility, so accept that and take a hold of it. Then promise yourself you won’t hold mistakes against yourself from now on.
Promise to listen to yourself and to what you really want from life. Ever hear that voice in your head and ignore it? Why not pay a little more attention to what your heart really wants? When you do you might find yourself moving towards a life that is more suited to you and less driven by what you or others think it should be.
Be kinder to yourself and free yourself from relationships or situations that don’t work for you. Realise that you have the power to make a change in your life if you need to, and promise yourself to do so.
Just as you would have a few kind words for a friend in need, and promise to help someone out, do the same for yourself. After all, when you are happy and fulfilled, you are a better person all round, even for others. Now see for yourself the power of a promise….