A love letter to myself

Have you ever written yourself a love letter?

Have you ever taken the time to tell yourself how special, important, and loved you are? Treat yourself like you would treat others who mean so much to you – and write a candid, heartfelt love letter to yourself.

It is February, the month of love and Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. So, whether you are attached or single, I am giving you a challenge this month: write a love letter to yourself. 

Why? Well, we are always so quick to beat ourselves up for who we are not being or what we have not gotten done. The pressure we put on ourselves is unreal sometimes! We would not do that to another person we cared about. Instead, we would show them grace, love, care, and compassion. Isn’t it time we also treated ourselves the same? I think so!

I took some time to show ME the love and wrote a love letter to myself. Corny? Maybe. But do I have a smile on my face after doing it? Yep! I am shamelessly sharing it with my readers here at Harmony & Success in hopes it will inspire you to take a moment for yourself to do the same. Hey, maybe even send yourself some flowers! When it comes to love, it really is all you need sometimes, so why not start with loving beautiful, wonderful, deserving, YOU! 

Dearest Julie, 

I know I do not do a good job of showing you how much I love and appreciate you, so I’m taking the time to do this now. It has been a long time since I have really given you much attention. Yes, I know I see you every day, but often I do not give you my time. I give it to everyone else around you, and I have been neglecting you way too long. 

So here I am, pouring my heart out to you.

You do not realize just how hard you have been working. I see you taking big risks every day to build a business, and it has been all completely new to you. I know sometimes you get frustrated, but I am on your side and always cheering you on. I cannot believe how far you have come. It is amazing to watch your growth, and I know there is more to come. 

I see how you are as a mom and how you give your whole self to your daughter. You were both meant for each other, she trusts you because you are so open with her, and you just let her be herself. I see your interactions, and I love you even more because I know you are becoming the mom you always wanted to be. 

I see the deep love you have for your husband. And even when he drives you crazy and you act a fool, you always let him in to be there for you when you are at your most vulnerable. You admit your wrongs and always try to be better, and that is all anyone could ever ask for. I admire you so much for that. 

I know just how much you struggle with perfectionism and seeing yourself as someone who is deserving of everything good in life. I want you to embrace the consequences of being 100% yourself this year because that is all you need to do to have my love forever. 

Forever yours, 

Julie

See, this is not a really hard exercise to do. It’s just getting started that is the hardest part. Just begin with your Dear… and let it flow from there. Don’t judge your writing, don’t worry about what you’re saying. This is just for you. When you are done, read it over from beginning to end. Sit with it for a few moments. Think about what you wrote and how it resonates with you. What does it bring up for you?

My one ask – do not throw it away or drag it to the deleted files on your computer. Keep it tucked away in a folder or drawer, perhaps put it in a beautifully sealed envelope. Set a reminder this time next year (or more frequently if you desire!) to dig it out and re-read it. Just like an old love letter, you’ll often find your love remains the same if not deepens. Remember all the reasons why you are loveable and deserving for years to come.

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Julie Brendich
Julie is the owner of Harmony & Success Personal Coaching, LLC. She’s a long-time leadership development expert having spent over 20 years working in multiple industries, helping leaders become more effective and successful. She works with clients on the wisdom of the “Midlife Awakening” and how it can be the catalyst for massive, positive life transformation in not just their careers but also in their most precious relationships, self-care, and spirituality. She holds advanced degrees in psychology and is credentialed as a Master Spirit Life Coach and Certified Professional Coach through the International Coaching Federation. A midwestern native from the suburbs of Chicago, Julie approaches the coaching process with her clients in a down-to-earth way where each client can be their true selves. It is her life’s purpose and biggest joy to help midlife women achieve their goals.
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