What if you could sit down and write yourself a letter about how you would like your year to go? Assuming that would not open it until December of 2018, it will be like giving yourself a gift of things to be grateful for, to acknowledge success in and to continue reaching for.
What would it say?
A dear friend of mine did that this week, and I thought: “What a great, uplifting idea!”
This isn’t your typical list of things you want to change or letter telling about the joys or disappointments that happened in the previous 365 days.
It’s a letter of hope, of intention, of desire and anticipation!
What could a letter like this include?
Mine would include something about how I kept up with the dishes on a daily basis and managed to get rid of a hundred bags of clutter.
Perhaps you would write about the relationships you plan to make steps to heal or the personal accomplishments you hope to achieve by March and then again by June.
Consider these ideas:
Relationships you would like to see grow closer or repair.
Do you have people in your life that you will like reconnect with? Friendships that have grown cold or maybe relatives you have lost touch with? Tell your future self the names and how you would like to reconnect with these special people.
Personal goals you would like to see achieved. Do you have a hobby you want to send more time on or are you trying to grow a small business? Are you looking to open an Etsy shop or to get business cards printed? Tell your future self in what month you would like to see this goal accomplished.
Spiritual pursuits which have been on your mind. Do you feel you need to increase your Bible knowledge, ramp up your prayer life or memorize scripture? Get yourself a reading plan and praise your future self for having had 30 days in a row of prayer and scripture reading. You can do it!
Physical aspirations that you have been wanting to achieve. Tell your future self how proud you are that you lost 15 pounds or that you joined that local yoga class.
Bad habits you want to break. What bad habits would you like to make history for your future self? Smoking? Emotional-eating? Lack of exercise? Wouldn’t it be great to tell your future self how accomplished she is for going 30, 60, or 90 days without a cigarette or having stuck it out through a whole exercise class?
Things you would like to have happen with your children or in your marriage. If you have been desiring to have more special time with your kids, this could be the year. Or if you and your spouse need to make time for monthly dates or alone time. Tell your future self about some of the fun times you had together.
I hope this have sparked some ideas for you. I hope that your New Year will be filled with blessings and you will be able to achieve all the great things you hope to!