The month of the May is National Commitment Month. What does that mean?Â Isn’tÂ the whole point of being â€œcommittedâ€ that you donâ€™t have to worry about being â€œwishy-washyâ€ or unsure of something? You commit yourself to a relationship because you and your partner want clarification of the status of your togetherness. You commit yourself to purchasing a home because you want to officially live there. These are good points, and to be fair, the act of deciding whether or not you want to invest your time in something is critical. We are glad that you make conscious decisions to carry out a task. We make choices to dedicate ourselves to a cause, which is important, but what we often neglect is the act of re-confirming our commitments and measuring the successes of them.When a couple gets married, they commit their love to one another through the exchange of vows and a ring. They promise to stick by each otherâ€™s side through sickness and in health, â€˜till death do them part as long as they both shall live. Over the course of a few years, or even a few months, lifeâ€™s chaos can sometimes hinder those commitments from becoming fully established. Work gets busy so you might not spend as much time with your partner as you like, or maybe you are stressed out over a graduate class and you take it out on your partner. These circumstances are completely normal and humbling, but it is from these times where we can make ourselves better, more loyal people.
National Commitment Month reminds us that it is okay to revisit our commitments, and by doing so we can make them stronger. Re-evaluate the relationships you have and be happy knowing that you are doing what you said you would do. If you arenâ€™t, let this be a time where you can analyze the situation and make a pact to yourself that youâ€™ll make it better. This month can also be a time to reflect upon the goals that you wish to achieve in the future and the commitments you need to make to achieve them. Maybe you want to purchase a home or start a family. These decisions require important planning and responsibility.
Your friends from SelectQuote encourage you to keep in mind the well-being of yourself and the well-being of those around you. Do your ultimate best to keep your promises in both your commitments to yourself and to others, and the rest will work itself out.