We've all done it – started a day, week, month, or a year with good intentions.
We've made lists, planned schedules, committed to a cause, or made resolutions and promised ourselves that something would be done.
Sometimes the promises we make to ourselves with the best intentions just don't come to fruition. It's human nature that usually we prioritise the promises we make to everyone else, forgetting about making time to take care of 'me'.
If you have ever promised a neighbour, a friend or a relative that you would show up for them, you are likely to see it through. We can do that for ourselves too! In learning to do more for ourselves, we can build our self-esteem and make a difference to our future self.
One last thing… if your life is full of keeping promises to others and you feel overwhelmed by meeting others needs, be kind to yourself. It is remarkably easy to put everyone else at the front of the queue for help! Try starting with a small change you want to make for yourself; like one less sugar in your tea, or a 15 minute walk every lunchtime. If you can keep that promise, try making another. Build the promise-keeping habit brick-by-brick, it will soon become second nature.