Why you should write this letter today…

You need to write a letter today. Not just any letter, but a letter of gratitude. And not just to anybody- but to yourself.

No, I’m not in cloud cuckoo land again… hear me out

Times can be really tough, you know? Like, people can be mean and critical. Including you – you’re probably your own harshest critic. Things can go wrong. Sometimes you feel to blame even when it’s not your fault. And sometimes all of that negative energy will take its toll.

I had an epiphany in the shower once, I was looking down at myself, disappointed with my shape, despairing at the direction of my future, agonising over my past choices, regretting some things that I’d said- just an endless onslaught on myself. And then (thank heavens) another part of me was like ‘hold up! You’re not even that bad of a person’ and that part of me was totally right.

This is when the ability to observe your thoughts becomes really interesting. Because you realise somewhere inside of you there is a mean-ass bully that wants to make you feel like shit.

I got out of the shower, grabbed my notebook and started writing a letter of thanks, to myself.

Here’s why you should do the same:

  1. You are still here. You have survived all of the shit that has been thrown your way. That means you have a 100% resilience rate. ONE HUNDRED PERCENT. Literally nothing has broken you. That deserves a pat on the back.
  2. You need to be your biggest fan. There may be times where you feel completely isolated and unsupported, and in those times, there is only one person you can rely on. Yourself. You got dis! Give yourself a mental high five.
  3. The achievements you have made in life so far are only down to yourself. Nobody else did them, you may have had support and guidance from others, but ultimately, it’s good to remember it was all you. Go ahead and thank yourself for that determination and sheer will power to be a better person.
  4. Feeling love and gratitude for yourself will increase your confidence immediately. You’ll start writing your letter and be like ‘Hang on. I am Holy crap, I am not a waste of space after all’. Self-love, is rule number 1.
  5. You’ll have something to read back to yourself in those questionable moments. Any time you feel your self-worth going in the wrong direction you will pick up your letter as a reminder of just how amazing you really are.

Do you like this idea? Comment if you’d like me to share my letter of gratitude to myself as inspiration for your own!

Times can be really tough, you know? Like, people can be mean and critical. Including you – you’re probably your own harshest critic. Things can go wrong. Sometimes you feel to blame even when it’s not your fault. And sometimes all of that negative energy will take its toll.

I had an epiphany in the shower once, I was looking down at myself, disappointed with my shape, despairing at the direction of my future, agonising over my past choices, regretting some things that I’d said- just an endless onslaught on myself. And then (thank heavens) another part of me was like ‘hold up! You’re not even that bad of a person’ and that part of me was totally right.

This is when the ability to observe your thoughts becomes really interesting. Because you realise somewhere inside of you there is a mean-ass bully that wants to make you feel like shit.

I got out of the shower, grabbed my notebook and started writing a letter of thanks, to myself.

Here’s why you should do the same:

  1. You are still here. You have survived all of the shit that has been thrown your way. That means you have a 100% resilience rate. ONE HUNDRED PERCENT. Literally nothing has broken you. That deserves a pat on the back.
  2. You need to be your biggest fan. There may be times where you feel completely isolated and unsupported, and in those times, there is only one person you can rely on. Yourself. You got dis! Give yourself a mental high five.
  3. The achievements you have made in life so far are only down to yourself. Nobody else did them, you may have had support and guidance from others, but ultimately, it’s good to remember it was all you. Go ahead and thank yourself for that determination and sheer will power to be a better person.
  4. Feeling love and gratitude for yourself will increase your confidence immediately. You’ll start writing your letter and be like ‘Hang on. I am Holy crap, I am not a waste of space after all’. Self-love, is rule number 1.
  5. You’ll have something to read back to yourself in those questionable moments. Any time you feel your self-worth going in the wrong direction you will pick up your letter as a reminder of just how amazing you really are.

Do you like this idea? Comment if you’d like me to share my letter of gratitude to myself as inspiration for your own!

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