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5 promises to make to yourself in 2021 to maximise happiness

Updated on:12 May 2021, 13:28pm IST
The New Year brings with it the promise of new goals and what’s better than doing things that maximise your happiness? Here’s a list of five promises that will help you become more content with your life in 2021!
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Enhance your happiness in 2021 by making these five promises. Image courtesy: Image courtesy: Shutterstock

It’s the start of a new year and the perfect time to reassess your life goals. Setting new goals is so inspiring, and fills you with immense positivity! What is important to remember is that goals do not have to be business or achievement-related, you can also have personal goals. They reflect the journey you are going to embark on, and while the path might not be easy at all, you can always choose to keep your happiness above everything else.

Here’s a list of resolutions that you can make for yourself in the coming year to maximise happiness:
1. Prioritise self-care

You have to keep your needs above everyone else’s. Yes, you heard it right. Whatever you do with your life, you need to ensure your mental and physical health is in good shape. Do things that make you happy, surround yourself with people who support you, and never feel guilty about tending to your needs. This is the most important promise on the list, and will really help you keep the others too!

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2. Take some time off for solo travel

If you haven’t ever travelled solo, it can be a little scary—but totally worth it. When you travel on your own, it gives you complete freedom to be independent. It’s you who makes the itinerary or writes the rules, giving you a chance to explore your own likes and dislikes. All in all, solo travel pushes you out of your comfort zone, and can be challenging, but it also is life-changing!

3. Embrace your relationship status

You could be single or be in a committed relationship, but whatever it is, embrace it fully. Remember you do not have to depend on any person to make you happy. It’s all about looking within to find contentment, before you reach out to others. If you are single, make the most of it. Enjoy the freedom that comes with doing things, just the way you’d like to! In case you are with someone, embrace them and enjoy your equation.

Never feel inadequate about your relationship status. Always be happy with what you have!

4. Be honest with yourself

Sometimes, feelings and emotions can be overpowering, but take out some time to introspect, if you are really happy. Do you want to do things the way you are right now or you hate the way your life’s going? Reflecting on what you want and then setting goals requires a lot of honesty. But remember you have to do that to be happy! It can be terrifying, but unless you don’t know how you feel, you can’t really make progress.

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5. Ask for help when you need it

Last but not the least, never shy away from asking for help! It should never make you feel ashamed or weak, because let’s face it, you can’t be superhuman. There are certain things with which everyone needs assistance. So, the next time you feel overwhelmed or don’t know where things are going, just ask right away! It’s nothing to be afraid of. In the end, it will only make you happy!

Geetika Sachdev Geetika Sachdev

An independent writer and journalist, Geetika loves sharp and fresh humour, just like her coffee! If not writing, you'll find her cafe-hopping and raiding the best book stores in town.