Mama's Daily Dose

406 - Write a letter to future you!

December 26, 2022 Meghan Q Barrett Episode 406
Mama's Daily Dose
406 - Write a letter to future you!
Show Notes

You've been working on the actions and asking yourself questions to bring you to this point today!

A way to keep track of the years, what you've done, what you've learned and what your dreams and goals are for the future year.

 Do you ever feel like you have so much to do and not enough time?

You have these wishes and dreams for the future, but they seem so far off?

You’re so focused on the “what if…” that you just get stuck where you are.

It’s a fun dance between reflection and looking to the future that will get you on the path to achieving your goals.

Appreciating and seeing what you have now and how far you’ve come already shows you that you are capable of those big dreams.

A yearly tradition I implemented to enjoy this dance is writing a letter to my future self at the end of each year. I then pack it away with Holiday decorations to open at the end of the year.

It’s an awesome keepsake to recount what has happened over the years, who you were and who you want to become.

Plus it’s pretty fun to see what I was doing 9 years ago!

Grab a pen and piece of paper and start writing to 2023 you. Here are some prompts below that I use but tailor it to what you want:

  • ️What you learned ️ 
  • What you loved️ 
  • What you overcame️ 
  • What you achieved ️ 
  • What had a positive impact️ 
  • What is different from last January ️ 
  • What do you want to stop doing️ 
  • What do you want to start doing️ 
  • Your 2023 goals

It’s also a fun activity to do with the kids and teach them about goal setting. I started doing a shorter version of this with my 4.5 year old last year and will be doing it with boys this year (3&5).

Appreciate how far you’ve come and know that you are capable of moving so far forward as well.

Write a letter to your future self - 2023 you. You don't have to use my questions, but let future you know what happened this past year and what you are going to do in the coming year.

Pack it away with your holiday decorations and see how much you've changed next year!
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