A New Year’s Day Reminder

A table with a cup of tea, some pale pink flowers, a mobile phone, and an envelope, writing paper and pen - the words "a letter to you" appear on the paper.

If you wrote a New Year’s Day letter to yourself (remember Season’s Greetings: A Letter to You?) here’s a friendly reminder to open it.

Enjoy reading your letter – I hope it brings you comfort, insight and encouragement.

If you haven’t written your letter yet, it’s not too late. Why not take some time to write one now? If you’ve immediately dismissed this suggestion, maybe ask yourself why. What’s holding you back?

Here’s a reminder of what you might like to reflect on (with a little quote to inspire you).

Acknowledge your struggles, fears and anxieties

“Where there is no struggle, there is no strength.” – Oprah Winfrey

Recognise your positive qualities and strengths

“Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.” – Helen Keller

Express your hopes for yourself for the year to come

“Remember always that you not only have the right to be an individual, you have an obligation to be one.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

Identify what you want less and more of in your life

“The best day of your life is the one on which you decide your life is your own. No apologies or excuses. No one to lean on, rely on, or blame. The gift is yours – it is an amazing journey – and you alone are responsible for the quality of it. This the day your life truly begins.” – Bob Moawad

Offer yourself words of support and encouragement

“Don’t live down to expectations. Go out there and do something remarkable.” – Wendy Wasserstein

How is today better spent than reflecting on who you are and what you want out of life? If you truly want a better relationship with yourself, now’s the time to start.

So enjoy spending time with your thoughts today – you deserve it – and have a very Happy New Year.

©️ Julie de Rohan 2020.

22 thoughts on “A New Year’s Day Reminder

  1. Lovely idea! I’ll write 2021-Karen a letter now. I particularly like the quote about “The best day of your life is the one on which you decide your life is your own.” SO TRUE! Happy New Year 🙂

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    1. Now that’s a good idea – I hadn’t thought of that – writing a letter for next year! It was meant to be for this year, but why not for 2021 too? I’d just have to make sure to remember where I’d put it…. Happy New Year, Karen. Hope you have a fantastic 2020.

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      1. That’s so funny – your idea awhile ago to write myself a letter somehow stuck in my brain as writing it to myself a year ahead. And it works well for my brain that way … so I’ll stick with my happy mistake 😊

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  2. Thank you for sharing!!.. have a wonderful new year!.. 🙂 …

    “When you are truly inspired by some great purpose, some extraordinary project… your mind transcends its limitations, your consciousness expands in every direction, and you find yourself in a new, great and wonderful world! Then those dormant forces, faculties and talents inside you become alive, and you discover yourself to be a greater person by far than you ever dreamed yourself to be.” Patanjali “

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