Write a Love Note To Yourself
Try this very simple but powerful exercise of writing a love letter to yourself.
Many of us tend to be critical of on our own selves. Give your self esteem a well deserved boost, reconnect with your inner self, and acknowledge all your great qualities. Treat yourself with the kindness, respect and support you would offer a good friend. You deserve it!
To start, find a place you won’t be disturbed, and sit down with a piece of paper and a pen. Close your eyes, take a few deep breaths, and begin thinking of all the good and wonderful things about yourself. If any critical thoughts arise, you must push them aside, because there is no place for them in this letter.
Where to begin? Try answering some of these questions:
- What do you like most about yourself?
- What are you good at, what are some of your achievements?
- What do your friends like about you?
- What makes you happy? What do you dream of?
Make it gushy, make it sentimental, make it straightforward. Just make sure to remind yourself that you are wonderful regardless of any circumstance. You don’t have to wait for a special occasion like Valentine’s Day to write yourself a love letter, whenever you feel like you need a reminder of the goodness that is you, take the time to do it.
Now that you are done, put it in an envelope, seal it with a kiss, and mail it to yourself. When it arrives, be sure to set aside a moment to enjoy properly and cherish the loving words. You will have a treasure in your hands that you can open and read whenever you need reminding of how special and wonderful you are. The bonus: when we love and feel good about ourselves, others notice and love us more too!