Why You Should Make a Vow That Has Nothing to Do With Marriage

Updated: Sep 9

A little bit of self-love goes a long, long way. Write a self-love vow to yourself to seal your commitment to your self-care.

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Write a self-love vow to show your commitment to not just surviving but thriving.

In many traditions, when you get married, you exchange vows with your partner. But it’s not a common practice to keep a sacred vow to yourself. Start a new way of thinking about your commitment to self-love with this vow.


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Dear Self,


I love you.

I am here for you.

I care for you.

I nourish you with healthy, vibrant foods and plenty of water so that you can flourish.

I move you in ways you enjoy and that make you feel good.

I give you rest by allowing you to get quality sleep and take a break when you’ve had enough.

I am still when you need stillness.

I listen to your needs.

I give you life by taking deep, generous breaths.

I give you patience by not being in a hurry.

I give you grace by accepting you.

I offer you compassion by being gentle and kind in thoughts, words and actions.

I give you freedom through forgiveness.

I support you.

I am your biggest advocate.


This is my self-love vow to you.

All the days of this life.


You are worth the love, the time and the energy it takes to take care of you.


Love always,

Julie M. Gentile

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