Dear future me - I got you!

Writing is a powerful tool; it has the potential to get us through the toughest of situations.

Write a letter to yourself

Have you ever written a letter to yourself?

Before you dismiss it, consider this:

For many, working from home has become our life.  Evening walks have been replaced with Zoom meetings.

How different can your life be when you know that you manage yourself each day to be and to do what really matters most?

Writing a letter to your future self gives your life focus and meaning.

How to write a letter to your future self?

  1. Be ambitious. Picture yourself in 1 year, 5 years, 10 years from now.  What does it feel like?  What does it smell like? 
  2. Immerse yourself in those feelings and write them down.
  3. Let your future-self know how you are going to get there.
  4. Be specific and encouraging.
  5. Sign off with today’s date.

What’s next?

Once you have a picture of your future-self, frame it. 

Your letter will become your frame of reference to everything you do.

Be proactive – Our behaviour is a function of our decisions.  Begin to make decisions which will ensure you do not let your future-self down.

Start small:

  • It could be to read a book for 30 minutes in the evening.
  • Go for a run first thing in the morning.
  • Take a virtual course.
  • Spend 15 minutes twice a week interacting with your online network.

These simple activities that you will repeat each week will eventually form your habits that will keep your future-self happy.

Remember to check-in with your future self every 3-6 months. 

Good luck and take care,

Dave Crumby


Sheffield Talent Solutions

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