Writing a letter to yourself sounds like a bit of a weird thing to do but stay with me, it will be worth it. I came across this idea after watching one of Sophia and Cinzia’s videos. Sophia mentioned that she found a letter she had written to herself from last year and it made her realise just how far she’d come in a year. It also makes you think about where you were then and where you are now and makes you realise your achievements.
I thought this was a fabulous idea and couldn’t believe that I had never done it before. I didn’t really know where to start. Do you write it as if it was a diary entry of that day or do you describe your life during that period of time. Since writing a letter to yourself isn’t a particularly normal day to day thing to do, I thought id share a few things that I included in my letter
THINGS TO INCLUDE
what you’re doing at that moment in time? are you working? are you at school?
do you enjoy what you’re doing? is work or school stressful? how are you feeling about it?
What are your plans for the year?
Do you have any goals you want to reach? if so include those and maybe write about how you intend to reach them
Are you happy? are you sad? are you struggling with something? include your emotions, make it as real as you feel
maybe mention your love life. is it going well? are you single? are you looking to meet someone this year?
mention those who are special to you, you might find in a years time that they may not be in your life any more.
mention the good times your having.
make the letter as positive as it can be
When you read back this letter you want to know how you were feeling, what you were doing, how happy or sad you were. Its kind of like a diary to yourself that you look back on in a years time and like wow I’ve done a lot, I’ve over come that, he’s still special to me, that person isnt. If anything its a way of showing yourself just how much or how far you can come in a year. I often think I’m getting no where and I think this will prove to me that things do change. you do achieve things, you are growing as a person.
Once you have written the letter, pop it in a envelope and hide. Perhaps in a place which you’re not likely to go to until the end of the year. maybe its where your christmas decorations are kept? or in a super secretive place which you will definitely forget and maybe you’ll find it 2 or 3 years later. It completely depends on when you plan to open this letter.
You don’t have to include these things, you can include whatever you want. Its a letter to yourself remember so all you can do is be yourself and write as you feel. You want the letter to be as real as it possibly can. I hope some of you also give this a go as it really gets you excited to see what you can get done within the year and when you read it, it will be a pleasant surprise.