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We make A lot of promises in our lives, but some of the most overlooked are the ones we make to ourselves. While you might not think too much of it, sometimes the promises you make to yourself are the ones most worth keeping.

If you do nothing else, you should at the very least make sure to keep the following promises when you make them to yourself. They will help you grow tremendously and in some cases prevent a lot more heartache than you want to acknowledge. Life is short, and you should be living yours to the fullest, all the while setting your own boundaries.

7 Things You Should Be Sure To Promise Yourself:

1. I promise to put my happiness first.

While there will be times when you have to do things you don’t want to do, overall you should be putting your happiness high on your list of important things. You deserve to live a life that brings a smile to your face. Even when things are going wrong, you should be able to find something to be happy about.

2. I promise to know my limits and accept my flaws.

We are all flawed beings. No one on this planet is perfect and that’s a fact we need to accept. You are going to make mistakes, and you have limits that you should be aware of.

3. I promise to treat myself the way I treat others.

Stop treating yourself like crap and being overly nice to other people. Treat yourself the way you treat others. Patience is something we should always try to have more of with ourselves.

4. I promise to be willing to let go of the past and be as in the moment as I possibly can.

The past is not something we can change and so we should not be so stuck in it. Dwelling does nothing but bring you down without much reason. Learn the lessons before you and move on. There is nothing wrong with appreciating the moment before you as time continues to pass.

5. I promise that I will be the one to make my decisions in life.

Do not let other people make your decisions. This is your life and you should be the one living it. The more you let other people control you, the less content you’re going to be overall.

6. I promise to cut toxic ties even if it hurts.

Sometimes ties need to be cut and while it might hurt, it is better for you in the long-run. There are people in this world who will work hard to bring you down, and you need to be able to identify them so that you can better yourself as a whole without them. I know, it’s easier said than done, but it is very important.

7. I promise that no matter how uncomfortable, I will embrace change.

Change is not something we can avoid, and we should all be willing to embrace it. The more change you face, the more you’re capable of growth. Do not see change as a bad thing all the time, sometimes the most uncomfortable changes bring the most positivity into our lives once all is said and done.