Write A Hope Letter
I have never been much inclined toward New Year’s resolutions, partly because it seemed like mostly people talked about them failing, and partly because January 1st never feels like the start of anything to me. The beginning of a new school year, or of a new job, or moving somewhere new — those feel like new beginnings. January 1st has always felt more like “the end of Christmas vacation.”
But I stumbled across another alternative on the MindTools blog: writing a hope letter. At first glance I’m not quite sure how seriously to take it; however, I know from experience that merely playing with the possibilities of changing my life can be a fun boost. So today I’ll take twenty minutes, pretend it’s this day in 2018, and think about all the great things that have happened in my life in the last year.