Writing a love letter to yourself is a way of practicing self-love and acceptance. It allows you to embrace both your strengths and weaknesses, fostering a more compassionate relationship with yourself. A love letter to yourself can serve as a tool for self-soothing and coping during challenging times. Reading your own words of encouragement can be a source of comfort and motivation.
A Love Letter To Myself
This letter is probably going to surprise you, since I haven’t written to you in ages. I’m not sure what you did with the letters I wrote to you many moons ago, but that’s okay, as long as you promise to keep this one safely.
So far, you are doing rather well with your resolution to love yourself better. I think deep inside it’s working. I can’t really list out things that you’ve done – but I know that the feeling of love for yourself has increased. You seem more confident and much more at peace with yourself.
Remember, how you used to keep telling yourself things like, “How stupid I am!” or “I should never have done that!” or “I‘m an absolute idiot!” or “What will so-and-so think?” when you made a mistake. I’m not sure that you’ve noticed, but you are not doing that too often now. And when you lapse into it – you’re quick to stop and say something positive instead. In other words, you’re learning to re-write the script in your head and that’s really good. Perhaps, as a result of that, you’re getting a little better at accepting your mistakes and moving forward.
I know that you feel guilty about things you mean to do and haven’t been doing. But as you’ve learned, guilt doesn’t help. Instead, I see you working on being more organized and responsible. You also seem to be working on deepening your faith and taking small steps towards community.
That’s all for now, Corinne. Do take care of yourself – be happy – laugh a lot – drink lots of water and most of all – Be Yourself.
I love you and you know that!
Do you ever write to yourself? Try it out – it’s quite an experience! I would love to read your letters to you!
This is Day 37 of My 66-day Journey of Healing Through Writing and Sharing. I might be reposting some posts that I wrote a few years ago – mostly personal stories or those shared with me by others which talk about emotional pain and dealing with it.