Life is all about the ups and downs that come along with it and sometimes it’s filled with one more than the other. Being able to take other people’s advice about life is one thing, but being able to take your own advice is a whole other ball game. We have put together seven promises you should make to yourself in life and live by them in order to be happy and successful in every aspect of your crazy beautiful life.
Learn From Past Mistakes
Nobody’s perfect, and you’re going to make mistakes in your life, probably more than you want to admit. It’s not about how many mistakes you’ve made, it’s about how you’ve bounced back from them. People who show perseverance are much stronger than those who have done everything “perfect” in life.
Learning to take notes on past mistakes whether it be a relationship, school-related or something else, being able to move on and keep your head held high speaks volumes to those around you.
Express Your Feelings
People who express their feelings can often be portrayed as soft or too emotional, but there is something good about being able to show how you feel. Now you don’t have to cry about everything sad or be overly excited about every little thing, but being able to express how you feel shows people you’re open and willing to let others in.
Wearing your heart on your sleeve can sometimes make you feel vulnerable, but when you open up and do so to the right people, it can actually start beautiful relationships and friendships that are healthy and open from the start.
Sometimes life gets crazy, and you feel like you’ll never get a break. Make sure to take time and take a break when you need to, and nothing is better than a little getaway to take your mind off things. It doesn’t have to be lavish trips but just being able to go on a weekend trip away from your hard-working and stressful everyday life can really be beneficial.
Being able to stop and smell the roses every once in a while will not only let you explore the world but allow you to relax and enjoy your life.
Get Rid Of Bad People In Your Life
This promise is much easier said than done but is crucial for you to live your best life. Even though you have many people you care about some of them might be toxic in your life, and it is vital to cut those people out.
It could be a toxic relationship or a friend who’s a bad influence, either way, if they are, doing more harm than good in your life, it’s time to let them go.
Accept New Opportunities
Sometimes new opportunities can seem scary and intimidating, but more times than not they will lead to new and exciting doors opened. Say you got your dream job, but it’s far away from your friends and family. Leaving them is tough but being able to do what you love and create a career for yourself is something not only you want for yourself but something they want for you as well.
Those who care about you want you to succeed and will always be there to support you even if they are miles away from you. Do what you feel is right in your heart, and everything will start to come together.
Keep Your Good Friends Close
After letting go of those who were a toxic part of your life, it’s time to appreciate all the good friends you still have. Finding good friends is not something easy to do and once you have those people keep them in your life forever. They are the ones who always pick you up when your down and keep you grounded no matter what life throws your way.
No matter how far away you are from each other or how crazy your lives get, these are the people that will be your friends for life. Best friends aren’t called BFFs for nothing, right?
Put Yourself First
After all, what you do for others it is important, but nothing is more important than doing what’s best for you in the end. Learning how to put yourself first is not easy and might seem a little selfish sometimes. However, this is your life, and you only get one shot at it, so always keep what is in your best interest first.
Just because you are putting yourself first doesn’t mean everyone else in your life isn’t as important, as a matter of fact, they probably are just as important if not more. But being able to step back and evaluate your life and put your priorities first will help you become the best you that you can be and ultimately allow you to be the best friend, mother, daughter, co-worker, etc. you can be.