My Promise or Pay – Learning to Be My Own Best Friend

JT - Friendship with oneself is all important, because without it one cannot be friends with anyone else in the world

Well it is nearly March – can you believe it?

Did you make New Year’s Resolutions? If so, how are you going with them? According to studies conducted by the University of Scranton, only 8% will follow through on their New Year’s Resolutions. So far – I am pleased to say I am one of the 8% so far…

For me, back in January I shared 100 things I wanted to do in 2015 and I am marking them off bit by bit. My 100 Things List was a commitment to myself so I can continue to get to know myself better and be my own best friend.

As you may have seen, number 73 on my list, I promised to get to know myself better and become my own best friend. Why? Because I know if I can do that with complete truth/honesty, self-respect, courage, compassion and commitment, I will be able to share my gifts with the world wholeheartedly (yes I realise I have some now 🙂 ).

This year, I wanted to share my promise publicly as it may inspire other women to become their own best friend as well.

What does Be Your Own Best Friend mean?

For me it means –

  • Giving myself permission to say YES to me
  • Being honest and truthful with myself (even in the hard times)
  • Reconnecting with my intuition and learning to trust myself
  • Saying Yes AND No when I mean it!
  • Getting to know myself and MY dreams
  • Knowing my essential needs and requirements to survive
  • Being aware of my finances and spend money in line with my needs
  • Allowing myself to let go of negativity, gossip and comparison
  • Breaking up with fear and unworthiness
  • Removing clutter and simplifying my life
  • Giving up perfectionism and people pleasing
  • Learning to take care of myself and maybe one day even love myself

As being my own best friend becomes clearer, I will add more. However, this is my promise to myself for 2015!

My Promise

“I promise to be my own best friend by December 31, 2015 or I will pay $100 to NASCA.”

What is YOUR Promise for 2015?

What is your promise for 2015? Feel free to share below.

If you would like to join me and become YOUR own best friend, why not join the Toolkit? A place where I share tools, inspiration and ideas to live a courageous and openhearted life.

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