5 Promises for Your Heart That You Should Keep This Year

If you keep looking back on 2016 and all the things (good or bad) that happened to you, you won't be able to fully live this year.
by Ayessa De La Peña   |  Jan 7, 2017
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A new year is here, Candy Girls. That means you get 365 chances and 365 new pages to write on. But here's the thing, if you keep looking back on 2016 and all the things (good or bad) that happened to you, you won't be able to fully live this year.

So here's what you should do, keep these five promises to yourself so you can make the most of 2017. Good luck, Candy Girls, and we hope you have a happy new year!

  1. That you'll let go of whoever and whatever it is that keeps hurting you.

You don't deserve to stay up wondering why you're not good enough or why you can't make people stay. You don't deserve to be kept thinking about all the people you lost and all the things you missed. So let go, let go of these people and these things that haunt you. They will only stop you from living your life to the fullest and from taking another step forward in life.

  1. That you'll take control of your life.

We know it's a scary thing to take full responsibility over your life, but this is your life and not someone else's. Do whatever it is that you've always wanted to do. Commit to whatever or whoever it is you choose to commit to. Give your best shot at the chances you get! You only get one chance and one life, so live it the way you want to.

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  1. That you'll be selfish even for a little.

Taking control of your life also means that you're game to be a little selfish, that you'll start making decisions and choices for your own good and not anyone else's. It's easy to get used to the habit of putting your happiness in the backseat and allowing other people to be happier. This year, for a change, put your joys and desires in the frontseat. As long as you're not hurting another person or doing something bad, you're doing fine.

  1. That you'll stop hiding.

You've done your share of running away just to escape your nightmares and fears. This year, promise yourself to stop hiding and face them. You are capable of making miracles for yourself. You have the ability to silence your demons and set yourself free. You just have to accept the challenge of doing that and slowly, you will.

  1. That you will be kinder to yourself.

It's going to be difficult to keep these promises to yourself, Candy Girls. You will get your heart broken and bruised. You will find yourself on the ground, trying to make it through the challenges life will give you. But please be gentle and be patient with yourself. It takes a while to gather the courage and strength to surpass everything, so be kind enough to allow yourself to give things a second try.

What do you promise to do for yourself this year, Candy Girls? Share them with us in the comments or via Twitter @candymagdotcom. We always love hearing from you. :)

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Ayessa De La Peña
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I am Candymag.com's resident fangirl and ~*feelings*~ girl. When I'm not busy researching about what to write next on the website, I sleep, read books, and re-watch episodes of Friends.
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