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.
If you wrote a New Year letter to yourself, please feel free to bring it with you and share it with the group (but you don’t have to if you don’t want to – no pressure!).