Write Yourself a Letter

As those who subscribe may have seen that yesterday I wrote a letter to myself and posted it here on Lovely Littlest Life. I wrote this letter as something to go back to anytime I am not feeling quite myself. Sometimes we are brought down by sadness, anger, heartbreak, doubt, loneliness and/or so many other potential things. That letter is for me to read during any of those times to remember who I am and what I want for myself.

I do find that when I am struggling with things, that taking that time to reflect helps to turn things around. It often takes me a while before coming to that moment to remember to pause. Perhaps this letter will help cut the down time and get me back to where I prefer to be.

If anyone else decides to write a letter to themself and post it, please leave a comment with a link to your post. I would love to read what others have to say to themselves. If you are not a blogger yourself, by all means feel free to write your letter in the comments below. Just be sure to save yourself a copy that is easy to find for when you may need it.

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2 comments

  1. Dear Self,

    I know it is easy to doubt yourself, I know you find it easy to underestimate yourself. I know you struggle to appreciate what you have. So now, take a moment to think, and reflect on where you are and how you have gotten there. You should be proud of everything you have accomplished, as it is a direct result of your work ethic and determination to be the best at whatever you are doing.

    You have doubters, but more importantly you have supporters. Every time something good happens, you are always surprised with the amount of loving support and enthusiasm that comes from your friends, family, and co-workers. Use this support to encourage and motivate you to take chances and be happy with everything you have accomplished.

    Life has a way of challenging you, but you have beaten each challenge every step of the way. It is time, to stop doubting yourself. To stop underestimating yourself. Appreciate everything you have, everything you are, for what it is. Which is a direct result of ambition and courage but also the people that mean the most to you who have been there through the bad and the good.

    Connect with old friends, you suck at maintaining friendships that mean a lot to you. Invite them out for a drink, try to talk to someone you have lost contact with once a week. Work is important to you, but it isn’t everything. Don’t forget that, put the effort in to keep your friends close.

    Do something once a week to make yourself better.
    Do something once a week to help someone else.
    More often than not you will find that both of these things will be the same act.

    Most of all, enjoy every second of every day. Time moves in one direction, memories in another. Always make the memories count.

    With love,
    Yourself.

    ps. this was a very introspective exercise to do. I really appreciate the challenge to make me put it out in words, it was more difficult than I expected.

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