A promise to myself


I write an open letter
To none other than me
It’s a promise to myself
To worry less and be

I need to show compassion
And to myself be kind
To stop self-criticism
Say nice things in my mind

I vow to eat healthy food
And exercise each day
To look after my body
In every single way

I hope to let sadness go
By accepting the past
By not comparing my life
I’ll be content at last

I’ll tell myself I’m enough
Exactly as I am
While imperfect, I’m okay
Other opinions be damned

I’ll try to keep my promise
While living life each day
Not let work stress get to me
Make time to also play

(c) Sanch V @ Sanch Writes (7 August 2016)

This has been written for Day 7 of the BarAThon Challenge at Blog-a-rhythm


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  • Shilpa Gupte
    7 August 2016 at 8:02 pm

    Now, that’s a promise we all need to make to ourselves! I wrote a similar post for today’s prompt. Guess, we all are finally waking up and realising our own self-worth.

  • Suzy
    7 August 2016 at 8:53 pm

    May you fulfill all your promises. Just have fun along the way 🙂
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  • Beat About the Book
    7 August 2016 at 10:38 pm

    Good luck with your promises Sanch. It’s easy to get caught up in the day to day stresses and forget that you owe some compassion to yourself too. Here’s hoping to a more zen you :-).
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  • Shailaja Vishwanath
    7 August 2016 at 11:14 pm

    For your own sake, these are important promises and I pray that you always get to keep them. Today and forever.
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  • Uma
    8 August 2016 at 1:04 am

    Indeed, these are promises everyone should make to their selves. We need them more than we think. Lovely poem, Sanch!
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  • Shilpa Garg
    8 August 2016 at 4:09 am

    Oh, I would love to make and honor these promises for myself too! May you keep these promises too.
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  • Rajlakshmi
    9 August 2016 at 5:39 pm

    And I hope you will keep all these beautiful promises you have made. Before taking on the world one has to make sure that they are happy and healthy 🙂 take care
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