Benefits of habit “Stop breaking promises to yourself”

✓ Improves self-discipline
✓ Improves organizational skills
✓ Reduces time waste

First step:

Keep 1 promise to yourself


1. This week, make 1 promise to yourself and keep it within the span of 1 day if possible.
2. Next week, do the same with 2 promises.
3. Keep increasing, until you keep all promises you make to yourself.

Helpful tips to make it a habit:

✓ Same time is key. This will work if you will dedicate time to write down promises you make to yourself. Do so at the same time of day to develop this habit faster.
✓ Trigger your mind. Each time you come up with a promise, write it down somewhere you can always see. A whiteboard in your home will help a lot.
✓ Let the app help. You can set a reminder on this app to ring once per day about you keeping your promises to yourself.
✓ Reward yourself. Once you’ve gone a month of keeping weekly promises successfully, celebrate by promising yourself a fun night out and delivering on it.

Tips for beginners:

✓ Reasonable promises. When you make a promise, make sure it’s something feasible. Especially at the beginning, make promises you can do within the course of the day, like picking up an item from the shop or sending an important email.
✓ Long-term promises. If you promise to yourself you will pick up an activity or do something long-term, same rule of feasibility has to apply. For example, if you promise to yourself to save money, count the sum you need in advance and put a reasonable sum aside regularly.
✓ Other people. If you make a promise to yourself that includes other people (e.g. you promise to yourself to check on your friend more often), you must take into account that it won’t be just a checkbox. You must invest more time and patience into this.