Life presents difficult situations, sometimes more often than we’d all like it to.  Amidst everything that life demands from us, we often forget about the little differences we can make each day to add happiness and joy to our lives. Understandably, many people struggle to improve their lives, even in small ways, so they can make each day better than the last.

“You have to remember that the hard days are what make you stronger. The bad days make you realize what a good day is. If you never had any bad days, you would never have that sense of accomplishment!” – Aly Raisman

When you begin to make yourself these promises and commit to practicing them every single day, you will consistently create a better tomorrow, a better day after that, and an even better day after that… continuously.

8 Life-Changing Promises That Will Make Tomorrow Better Than Today:

1. “I will give someone a compliment.”

One of the simplest ways to improve your daily life is to make others feel better about themselves. Compliments usually bring a smile to a person’s face, and also give him or her a huge confidence boost.

A lot of times, people are underappreciated in their jobs or in their personal lives, and really don’t hear too often just how awesome they are. So, make it a point to give recognition to someone each day, whether they wash your car, deliver your package, or make your sandwich at the local deli. All of these jobs might seem menial, but these people work hard every day to please customers and make an income.

Your kind words could completely turn their day around, and you will add meaning to your own life knowing you made a difference in someone’s day.

2. “I will create more room for positive self-talk.”

Many people let their thoughts take control of them, and their minds run wild with incessant chatter, and often very cruel and undercutting thoughts about themselves. However, you don’t have to give in to these thoughts.

If someone else talked to you the way you often talk to yourself, would you still want to be their friend?

The first step to getting rid of negative self-talk to make room for more positive self-talk is realizing that it exists in the first place. Once you recognize how much your mind torments and bullies you, you can become aware of these thoughts and tune in to more positive thoughts instead. For example, your mind might tell you: “You can’t do this; it’s impossible, you aren’t good enough, you don’t know what you’re doing, and no one else believes in you.”

You can replace those nasty, disempowering words with these thoughts: “I CAN do this – nothing is impossible, I am already enough, and I have all the abilities and strength I need to succeed in life. I believe in myself.”

By disengaging from destructive habits such as negative self-talk, your days ahead will drastically improve, and you will probably find yourself with a lot more energy as well!

3. “I will do something different each day.”

This doesn’t require huge changes, like moving to some tropical island or changing careers. You can shake up your daily routine easily by making something different to bring with you for lunch at work, taking a new exercise class at the gym, or maybe volunteering at a homeless shelter.

These changes might seem trivial, but over time can make huge improvements in your life, and even freshen up your schedule!!

4. “I will work toward my goals every single day.”

Many people put their goals on the back burner because life tends to get in the way. However, dreams have a way of nagging at us until we fulfill them, and you can actually take small steps each day toward accomplishing them.

Let’s say you want to save up $15,000 for global travel next year. This is a clear goal, and it can be easily attainable. You could accomplish this by cooking more meals at home instead of eating out all the time, cut back on shopping, or opt for a cheaper cell phone plan.

When you actively work toward your goals each day, you build a habitat for your dreams to come to life and thrive, which will help launch you in the direction you want to go.

5. “I will become my own best friend.”

In many circumstances, people often look out for others more than they look out for themselves. You should have your own back just as much as your friends and family do, and also take time to learn about yourself.

Best friends know everything about each other, which means you need to know yourself from the inside out. Best friends also take care of each other and bolster one another’s confidence. You can learn to take care of yourself by keeping a healthy diet, getting enough sleep, exercising, practicing self-love, and honoring your Highest Self, just to name a few things.

When you learn to love yourself and become your own best friend, you will increase your self-awareness and find out more about what makes you truly happy.

6. “I will surround myself with positive energy.”

All too often, many people choose to keep the company of energy vampires, or people that like to drain others of energy in order to increase their own. However, you deserve to have uplifting, happy, driven friends that want the best for you and enjoy seeing you succeed.

Many people believe that you become who you hang out with, and I agree with that. If you hang around people enough, you absorb their energy and carry it around with you. So, make it a point to distance yourself from those that don’t add value to your life, and put more effort into surrounding yourself with people that encourage you and make you happy.

7. “I will find peace within myself.”

It’s easy to let the chaos of life invade your personal bubble and affect your energy levels. However, you don’t have to give in to the turbulence of the reality around you.

Whenever you feel stressed or overwhelmed, simply look to yourself for comfort and stability, and remind yourself that you have all you need within.

Even if you’re at work or in some other demanding environment, remember to breathe deeply and tune everything out for a few moments. Protect your sacred space and give yourself permission to feel peace. If you commit to finding harmony no matter the situation, you will find that life becomes a lot more enjoyable, even in the more challenging moments.

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8. “I will create my own happiness in life.”

Just like peace, happiness comes from within as well. Happiness is not a destination, it’s the path. So, next time you feel unhappy, just remember that you get to choose your reality every single day. You can literally choose whatever you want to experience in life, and make that reality yours! You don’t have to live a mundane, mediocre existence if that doesn’t resonate with you. Each day, be brave enough to follow your heart and own your life, not let it own you.

Life is much like a car – there are many parts to it that constantly need maintenance and attention in order to run properly. When you devote your time to transforming aspects of your life and working on them until they run smoothly, you can take ownership of your happiness and fall in love with your life!