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The Power of Writing a Letter To Yourself

Today I’m writing a letter to myself. I often ask my clients and students to do this. Today I’m doing it for me, giving myself purpose to fly these wings of mine even more.

I’m reassessing, reviewing and reflecting so that I finish 2018 strong, inspiring myself, showing up for me, my values and my boundaries. Every time I do it, then open it on the ‘due date’ I am blown away at what has transpired. Things I’d even forgotten I’d written.

It’s a reminder of the power of thought. Henry Ford said it well, “Whether you think you can, or think you can’t can’t, either way you are right.”

By thinking about it, as you write it, then literally forgetting about it you are letting it unfold without placing any tension, urgency or neediness on your requests. Another name for this letter might be “Letter to the Universe.”

Either way you look at it, it’s giving focus and attention to your desires. It’s also giving you 30 minutes of your busy life, to focus on what you truly desire. That’s got to be a good thing right?

 

Writing Your Letter

In all the years I’ve been writing letters to myself, the greatest piece of advice I can give you is to not overthink it. Follow these steps and it will be an easy process.

  1. Choose your time frame. The timeframe I’m asking of myself is 90 days. A lot can happen in 90 days – just look back on how far you’ve come in these past 90 days.
  2. Choose your medium. I prefer to hand write mine, but writing it on your computer/laptop means that you can save the letter for future reference more easily.
  3. Set aside 30 minutes, at least, to write freely, uninterrupted and flowing. Try not to stop and think, letting your hands/fingers do the writing. .
  4. Determine what would be most important to you to have achieved, let go of, stopped doing or started doing.
  5. What are the goals you want to have achieved by then?
  6. How do you want to feel about yourself?
  7. Who do you want to assist/help/support you on this 90 day journey? (I make sure my ‘Divine Team’ get a mention).
  8. What’s the promise you are willing to make yourself about certain things? Ie Your health, relationships, your career, finances etc.

Give it a go! Then send it to yourself or schedule it in your calendar to open it on that date. It’s amazing what you create when you get clear with yourself, write it down and let it go, surrendering to the journey that awaits.

Happy writing!

With the power of possibility,

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2 Comments
  • Debra Rock-Evans
    Posted at 09:33h, 26 August

    Awesome idea and post Catherine! I wrote my letter this weekend and look forward to opening it in 90 days! I wonder what will come to pass in that time?!

    • Catherine Newton
      Posted at 09:41h, 01 October

      That’s awesome Debra! I wonder what miracles await?!