The best part is, when you write a love letter to yourself you don’t have anything to lose, but everything to gain! Our thoughts are often focused on expressing love for others — but you deserve love too, remember?
So, if you’re ever feeling a bit blue and want to perk yourself up, write yourself a letter to turn that frown upside down. Take the time to reflect on how you are feeling before starting the letter to your future self.
HOW TO WRITE YOURSELF A LOVE LETTER
Here are some writing prompts to help get you started...
Dear GORGEOUS Future Me (or make it fun and give yourself a nickname),
I love how you …
I admire you for …
I respect the fact you …
You are beautiful because …
I am proud of you for …
Thank you for always …
The positive affirmations you write to yourself can restore your faith in the true You. Remind yourself that you are enough and whatever you are going through on the day you receive this letter, you will get through it! Let go of your own limiting beliefs, accept yourself as you are and don’t forget to R-E-S-P-E-C-T yourself.
Tell yourself: you are special, you are wise, you are strong, you are smart and you are talented. Accept your flaws and take a moment to show that you believe in yourself.
THE BENEFITS OF SELF-LOVE JOURNALING
Self-love journaling is a terrific way to reconnect with yourself.
Decrease your anxiety
Increase your creativity
Boost your confidence
Reduce your stress
Improve your self-esteem
Enhance your self-awareness
Regain your self-worth
Reaffirm your coping skills
Give you a sense of belonging.
Make yourself a nice hot chocolate (with two marshmallows), sit in your favorite chair next to your favorite pet, light your favorite candle, set up your laptop and start writing.
Whether you write yourself a love letter, a poem, a song or an entire screenplay, it doesn't matter: just do whatever feels natural to you! This letter is for your eyes only so don't be shy about getting creative and being brutally honest. This is a moment for you to harness all of your power and self-belief.
The most important relationship we will have in our lives is the one we have with ourselves. So get writing, get nurturing and develop that relationship through letters to yourself. You'll be amazed at the positive buzz and energy it brings.