There are some promises every woman should make to herself. From the moment we make friends as little girls, women become well adept at the art of making and keeping promises. Whether it’s who your best friend has a crush on or who exactly did that naughty thing with the photocopying machine at the office Christmas party, we love keeping secrets and we love making promises to ensure that they stay that way. However, a busy woman who spends most of her time thinking about others can often forget to make the promises that are the most important; promises to herself. Here are a few of those important promises every woman should make to herself.
1. Enjoy Being Alone
Some women have the tendency to make bad choices, whether it be in terms of friends or in terms of lovers, simply because they don’t want to be alone. Make the promise to yourself to embrace being alone when the time calls for it. There is no shame in focusing on yourself and enjoying an extended period of ‘me time’. It’s healthy for the soul and can help you to reconnect with yourself, without the presence of questionable company! If you ask me, this is one of the most important promises every woman should make to herself.
2. Drive to the Ocean
No matter how far away from the ocean you live, make a promise to yourself that at some point you will set off on a road trip with the end goal of feeling the sea breeze on your face and the sand between your toes. There is nothing quite like the beautiful sway of the ocean, and if you have been feeling disconnected lately, the hypnotic nature of the tide and the natural beauty of the shore will ground you.
3. Always Respond to Your BFFs Bat Signal
There is nothing like the bond shared by two best friends, and it's important to keep that bond strong by upholding the key promise to be by your girl’s side whenever she sends out the bat signal of distress! The best part about this promise is that it will be reciprocated, and you will also have somebody who will get to you for care and comfort whenever you happen to need it.
4. Learn a Foreign Language
Do you ever feel like it’s a waste and an insult to the rest of the world to only know how to speak English? If you want to broaden your horizons then make a promise to yourself to become fluent in one of the popular foreign languages; something like French or Spanish is a wonderful challenge to take on. Not only is it a practical skill to have, but it can also bring you a great sense of well being and achievement.
5. Let Yourself off the Hook
As modern women, we all strive for absolute perfection, but because we’re only human, we all make mistakes along the way! The key to getting through this is by letting yourself off the hook and not beating yourself up over every little thing. Promise yourself that you will be more lenient and you will become a much happier person.