Evening everyone, I realise it’s been a week since I last posted. Things got a bit overwhelming in the last week and I had a lot going on so didn’t really get round to the whole blogging thing. But I’m back now and tonight I wanted to share with you a compassionate letter I wrote to myself…
Sounds weird doesn’t it? So let me just explain, over the last few months I have been reading a lot about self-compassion. A lot of people think it’s something that requires you being big-headed, but it’s not that at all. It is actually a fine line sometimes between being compassionate towards yourself and being ‘up yourself’. Self-compassion is more about knowing that you aren’t perfect, but loving yourself for it anyway.
While reading through different self-compassion books and articles to overcome my internal battles with myself, I came across a lot of things about writing a letter to yourself as if you were your own imaginary friend. Reason being, that a lot of self-compassion techniques require you to look at yourself as if it were in someone else’s eyes. It’s like they say, you wouldn’t talk to your best friend so badly, so why talk to yourself like that?
So over a month ago, I wrote a compassionate letter to myself as if I were my own imaginary friend. Today was quite good timing that I came back to look at it. I definitely needed to read this today, I thought I would share the letter with you today too. I would highly recommend this exercise if you’re ever feeling a bit down about yourself or need a pick-me-up, write a letter to yourself as if you were someone else or someone imaginary. Keep it to one side somewhere safe, and look back on it once a month for inspiration.