Promises are sacred. They are a karmic tie that invites you to take action on your desires. Often times, promises are made to others in the form of commitment, contracts, and even pinky swears. But what happens when you make a promise to yourself, to be yourself in all of your power? Here are some promises to make with yourself that will deepen your awareness, connection, and love of life.

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1. I Promise to See the Divinity in Everything

This promise is one of the most life changing experiences that you can have. It can transform the way you handle life. Once you shift your perspective and see that everything that happens serves your greater good, life has a funny way of opening up. Your heart feels lighter and more empowered. It can be easier said than done, especially when things seemingly take a turn for the worse, but take a step back in that moment and trust the process.

2. I Promise to Take Care of Myself

Sounds pretty simple, but sometimes life can knock you off balance and you can find yourself in unhealthy patterns. Make a promise to be good to yourself — speak to yourself with compassion over judgment and criticism, eat foods that will nourish your body as well as indulge in some chocolate cake, and do an act of self-care once a day. Promise to listen to what your physical body is saying as well as your heart, and take care of yourself the way you would take care of a loved one.

3. I Promise to Embrace My Strengths… and My Flaws

You are a multidimensional person that has both strengths and flaws… rock them both! You have been gifted with a set of skills that will serve you — acknowledge them, embrace them, and utilize them. Stay away from seeing your flaws as hindrances or judging yourself — use your flaws as a way to expand your wisdom and compassion. You were born perfectly imperfect, and each part of yourself is there to lead to growth and expansion.

4. I Promise to Reflect on My Intentions

There are reasons for why you do what you do. Sometimes it can feel like you’re on autopilot, and things become second nature. This promise is to take a step back and reflect on why you do the things you do. Turn your awareness towards your intentions and reasonings and critically think about your actions. Maybe something you’re doing isn’t healthy, or maybe you can do it better. Or maybe you’ve been doing something so amazingly well that you deserve some props!

5. I Promise to Never Take My Life For Granted

Life is short. Life is precious. In hindsight, life is perfect. We are all connected in our flaws, experiences, pain, and love. Each day you wake up is a day that is sacred. When you make this promise, you are committing yourself to be grateful for the life-force that surges through you, thankful for the experience of living, and thankful for the wisdom you are obtaining.

Make these promises with yourself today. To agree to these promises is to agree to be yourself, honestly, authentically, and effortlessly. Give it a week and tell us what happens for you. Share your experiences with us @ALEXANDANI on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.

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Ani Ferlise
Written by Ani Ferlise
A wild woman living amongst the trees in Oregon, I can be found listening to classic rock, talking with my cat Patrick Swayze, and playing with crystals and herbs. I am the Creative Copywriter, creating content filled with how to enjoy the little things and the magic of every day life. I live my life by Bob Dylan’s quote: “All I can do is be me, whoever that is.”