I created this idea a couple of years back and it’s something I’m going to continue doing till I grow old.
I'm going to share an idea I came up with that I've been doing for the past years and I know you will love. The idea is to write a letter to yourself every year. You can write whatever comes to mind. Things you find important at this exact time in your life – your current situation and your feelings towards this chapter of your life. Remember mentioning good and bad and most importantly - to give yourself credit. This is an incredibly healthy ability – especially because we do it so rarely. We tend to be ourselves worst enemy, when we should be the opposite. This letter should therefore be a tribute to your own persona.
Struggles are important to mention too. They build you as a person. Even if you feel like you're “failing” hundreds more time than you succeed, our biggest “failures” can generate success.
An example could be my past relationship. I’ll try not to end up prattling about this exact subject - my past relationship was a troubled one. A long road of mostly downs. I was psychologically harmed and felt extremely insecure and lost. The outside world might have thought that I was content – where in reality my head had never felt more confused and hurt. I got very scared at one point – feeling like I couldn’t climb up from the black hole I’d made for myself. I felt stuck. I felt like I was “failing” in life. But this is where the most important step is being done. I had enough. The relationship ended harsh. When I look back at all of my low points in this period of time, I think of this experience as a success. My lows managed to teach me one of the most important lessons of my life; not giving in and to continue fighting for my happiness.
Every year you treasure so many memories and so many life lessons that possibly could seem irrelevant in a couple of years. But trust me – these booked thoughts reflect you as a person and connect your heart to your brain. I know for a fact that you will cherish these letters forever.