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A Commitment to Me.

Another year has gone by.

I must be honest with you; I’m not writing this post from the best place. I’m feeling frustrated and angry with myself, basically cause I believe I’m stuck.

You see, I wanted to achieve these goals and, though I’ve done a lot, none of it aligns with what I truly wanted for myself. Yes, I know I tend to be over-demanding with myself, more than I am with others, but still, my guilt comes from knowing I could’ve done so much more…

I’m now embarking on a journey I’ve decided to call Commitment to Me, and I want to share what it is so you can hold me accountable. My hope is you decide to commit to you too and make 2018 the year in which you achieve that goal you’ve been postponing for so long.

The exercise is quite simple, commit these three axes: mind, body, and spirit. Do it by completing the following sentence: For one year I’ll commit myself to ________ because I love myself and I deserve it. The one action I decide to take consistently is ____________. It is my decision; I’m in control.

Here’s what my Commitment to Me looks like:

Mind: For one year, I’ll commit myself to help others through my blog Drops of Pura Vida, embrace my creativity and trust my intuition for business. The one action I decide to take consistently is working two hours a day creating valuable content for my readers. It is my decision; I’m in control.

Body: For one year, I’ll commit myself to eat the right food in the right amounts and exercise every day. The one action I decide to take consistently joining and following a program to lose weight and go back to my healthy self. It is my decision; I’m in control.

Spirit. For one year, I’ll commit myself to connect once again to The Divine and live in the present moment. The one action I decide to take consistently is doing a daily ten-minute meditation before going to bed. It is my decision; I’m in control.

What makes me so mad is that I tell myself I’m going to this and that but never take consistent action. But I’m using this anger and frustration to fuel my intention. Maybe you don’t need these kinds of feelings to get you going; maybe you can use motivation, joy or hope. Whatever gets you committed to you, go ahead.

You’ll say that one year is a long-term for immediate goals but, don’t you agree that it goes by in a blink? I bet you didn’t see 2017 passing in front of you and taking away valuable hours you won’t ever get back. Besides, when you wait for quick results you usually lose your motivation. Good things take time.

It happens to all of us. We tend to prioritize the urgent, not the important but that’s only because we don’t think of ourselves as important enough. Especially us women, we tend to put everyone else’s needs before our own. But this is it; it’s time to make a change.

What I’ve been doing so far hasn’t been working, so I’ll change strategies for one year and see what happens. I’ve got nothing to lose, and neither do you.

The difference between the powerful and the victim is one:

A decision.

I decide I won’t be a victim of my fears, my circumstances, my need for instant gratification or my stress.

What about you? Are you ready to commit to you?

Tell me in the comments below. 


Paula Acuña

My name is Paula Acuna. 

I'm a creative, author, speaker, marketer and life coach. I'm a passionate for self-development. 

I was once like you: overwhelmed and trapped by anxiety. Until I committed to change. 

I believe we have the power and the ability to create a life of our own design. We can find balance, joy, and enthusiasm in today's over-demanding, stressful world. 

We can have it all: health, abundance, career, fulfilling relationships. All we need is a plan, a strategy based in our gifts, talents and possibilities. 

I'm here to help you create it. I'm here to help you be PURA VIDA.