Promises that we make to Ourselves
Does it ever seem that we are constantly making promises to yourself. We make them at the beginning of the year, we make them daily. Do we ever take the time to review them or to wright them down?
Take the time to write them down and review them. How you write something down one day may make sense to you but not a week from then, write it down differently. Set a time daily that you will review them. Put routines and habits in place so you can accomplish them. The last thing that you want to be doing is to make a promise to yourself and not forget about it. Promises are like goals you want to follow through with the goals that you have set out for yourself.
Start of by making the promises small for yourself so they are easier to accomplish. If the promises are big then break down into smaller steps.
You want to be realistic with your goal setting. For example, you do not want to have a goal to go to the gym 3 times a week when you know you really have the time now to go once. You can work your way up to going 3 times a week, but you want to be able to start going to the gym and not fail before you even start.
For goal setting an idea would be to use the SMART method. This could make sure that you are completing your goal that is truly realistic to you.
S = Simple
M = Measurable
A = Attainable
R = Realistic
T = Timely
Another way you can go about goal setting is to use the life S.A.V.E.R.S. method.
S = Silence
A = Affirmations
V = Visualizations
E = Exercise
R = Read
S = Scribe
Both methods can really help you not only keep you goals but keep them at the forefront of your mind so you can complete them.
When failure is not an option you do not want to set yourself up for failure. Every day is day one not one day. You want to show up, breath, do your best and repeat. Don’t leave any time for you to over think what is happening, just put into action what needs to be done.
It is far to easy to make promises to ourselfs, it is a test of character to follow through with them to completion. Words can have an effect on us that we don’t necessarily think about. You want to always ask yourself how you can complete the promise and not why. Understanding why you a certain way now is something that you should understand so you can move forward can be important as well. For example if you want to loose weight you will want to ask these 4 questions:
How do I eat now?
How do I want to eat?
How did I lose the weight before?
How do people weighing 150lbs eat?
Some why questions could be:
Why have I allowed myself to get to this size?
Why do I feel I need to be this size?
Why do I not think about my body?
Why don’t I reach for what I know what is good for me?
Make a promise to your self to keep all of your promises and to keep your goals.