This past year I have tried a promise to myself rather than a resolution. the word promise means to me that I value myself so much that I will keep my word, just as if I made a promise to another person that I care about. My experience shows me that I can keep my promise without feeling like a failure. I can err and still get back up and continue on my path without self degradation.
Make a list of some new action you would like to do, some old habits you would like to forget about. Rather than say, "I'm going to give up cupcakes forever," think about promising to make a swap out for a week or a month. "I promise to swap out cupcakes with home made coconut flour cupcakes with a full-fat, creamy butter icing." If out and about when the craving hits you, promise to hit a gluten free-sugar free bakery or store. Remember the promise is to yourself. You do not have to announce it to others unless you want their help in keeping on track.
The promises are not for eating and exercising only. The promises are for whatever you desire deeply that will enhance your experience in this lifetime.
I promised to try new fitness activities this summer. I did bungee jumping on a trampoline and did the trampoline fitness jumping for an hour at the House of Air a few times. When I get some money saved I am intent on joining cross fit. It is way out of my budget right now. But, I do have a plan! That is key to any promise made to oneself.
What promise do you want to make to yourself? How will you make that happen? Let's start a conversation!