Letter to Future Self: A Conversation Across Time

Letter to Future Self: A Conversation Across Time

Welcome to day 6 of our 30 Days of Creativity series! Today's challenge takes you on a journey into the future, where you'll connect with a future version of yourself. This introspective exercise involves writing a letter to your future self, a powerful tool for reflection, aspiration, and self-awareness.

Why write a letter to your future self?

Writing a letter to your future self is a practice of mindfulness and self-awareness. It allows you to articulate your current feelings, hopes, dreams, and questions. It's a snapshot of who you are today and a bridge to who you might become.

How to write a letter to your future self

  1. Choose a time frame: Decide when you want to “send” this letter. It could be one year, five years or even a decade in the future.
  2. Find a quiet place: Set aside some uninterrupted time to think and write.
  3. Address yourself: Start by addressing your future self.
  4. Reflect on the present: Share your current thoughts, feelings, successes, and struggles.
  5. Outline Hopes and Goals: Detail what you hope to achieve or experience by the time your future self reads the letter.
  6. Ask questions: Ask questions to your future self. What do you want to know or remember?
  7. Seal the Letter: Keep the letter in a safe place, or use a service that will send it to you by email at a future date you've selected.

Tips and variations

  • Include keepsakes: Include photos, drawings, or anything else that captures your current life.
  • Write regularly: Make this an annual ritual and build up a collection of letters over time.
  • Share the experience: Invite friends or family to write their letters and share your insights with each other.

The Letter to Future Self exercise is an opportunity to pause and connect with the innermost part of yourself. It's a time capsule, a personal promise and a mirror that reflects your journey.

As you write, know that you're creating a treasure for your future self, a reminder of who you have been and a guiding star for where you might be going.

Join us tomorrow for another creative adventure. Until then, happy writing to your future you!