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Episode 126: Leap Year Letters

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In this episode, I dive into the transformative practice of writing letters to yourself in the form of LEAP YEAR LETTERS. I discuss key elements to include in your letter, for your personal reflections on your current life to envisioning your hopes and dreams for the future. Join me and discover the power of self-compassion, gratitude, and resilience as you craft a roadmap for your future self. Create a new tradition for each leap year that has a set date to connect and reconnect with yourself every four years. This practice yields so many beautiful benefits that will help you live a confident life. When you’re ready, dive in! But don’t forget to grab a pen and some paper!

 

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Writing a letter to your future self can be a deeply reflective and meaningful exercise. Here are some ideas to consider including in such a letter:

  1. Reflections on Current Life: Describe your current circumstances, including your feelings, thoughts, and major events happening in your life at the time of writing the letter.
  2. Personal Growth and Aspirations: Reflect on your personal growth journey, the lessons you’ve learned, and the goals you aspire to achieve in the future.
  3. Hopes and Dreams: Share your hopes, dreams, and aspirations for the future. What do you envision for yourself in terms of career, relationships, personal development, and other aspects of life?
  4. Encouragement and Self-Compassion: Offer words of encouragement, self-compassion, and support to your future self. Remind yourself of your strengths, resilience, and ability to overcome challenges.
  5. Values and Beliefs: Reflect on your core values, beliefs, and principles that guide your actions and decisions. Consider how these may evolve over time and how you want to stay true to them.
  6. Gratitude and Appreciation: Express gratitude for the people, experiences, and blessings in your life. Take a moment to appreciate the things you may often take for granted.
  7. Challenges and Resilience: Acknowledge any current challenges or obstacles you’re facing and discuss how you hope to overcome them. Reflect on your resilience and ability to navigate difficulties.
  8. Personal Messages and Reminders: Write personal messages or reminders to your future self, such as words of wisdom, affirmations, or specific advice based on your current experiences.
  9. Time Capsule: Consider including items or mementos from the present time, such as photographs, newspaper clippings, or small tokens that hold significance for you.
  10. Closing Thoughts: Conclude the letter with closing thoughts or well wishes for your future self. Reflect on the importance of self-reflection and the journey of self-discovery.

Remember to seal the letter and set a specific date in the future for when you plan to open and read it. This exercise can serve as a powerful reminder of your growth, aspirations, and resilience over time.

Want a free PDF to help guide your letter writing? click on the link below!

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