Promises to Myself
I've never had great self esteem.
But, when I got sick it really took a nose dive as I watched all aspects of my life fall apart, which caused my self esteem to dive even more, creating a downward spiral.
It left me wondering how to recover my self confidence again and that's when, after years of searching, I discovered a small but powerful activity that stops the downward spiral and helps reverse it to build your self confidence more and more with each day.
Make small promises to yourself, every day.
It seems too simple to be true but it's been my most powerful tool for boosting my self confidence and finding myself again under the wreckage of chronic illness and past trauma.
I keep it simple.
I don't make huge promises that are a struggle to keep. I make simple ones that are easy to accomplish. The more I show myself that I can follow through, the more I believe in myself, and the better I feel.
After working through this practice for a few months, I decided I wanted a journal specifically for this work, so I made one.
I prefer having all of my promises in once place.
By having a notebook specifically for them, I always know what I've promised myself and when.
Also, by flipping through my "Promises to Myself" journal, I can see all the promises I kept to myself, all the things I accomplished. It's a wonderful reminder that only helps the positive reinforcement I set out to create in the first place.
If you're interested in the journal I designed, you can find it on Amazon today! Just click the button below. Otherwise, any notebook will do. The most important part is that you start making promises to yourself today.
Hi, I'm Dana.
I love art, design, vintage goods, healthy living, and weirdo fringe stuff.
I design wallpaper and textiles under the name Dolphin & Condor.
I have my own line of pillows based on the periodic table called Element Pillows.
I have an ugly Christmas sweater shop called My Ugly Sweater.
I edit and sell vintage photos under the handle Photo Trade Co.
And, so much more! Can you tell I enjoy working?