It is important that you don’t censor yourself in this writing activity. It is just for you (unless you want to share it in the comments). Try to write freely, do not filter your thoughts, just get them all down. You can always redraft later.
Write a Letter to your Younger Self.
Write a letter to yourself at a younger age, it could be your child-self or the person you were just a few years or decades ago.
You can offer compassion, forgiveness, advice, whatever you feel comes through.
It helps if you try to imagine the younger self you are writing to as a different person.
In the comments below maybe you would like to share the core message of your letter.
We all have one – that loud obnoxious inner critic that gets in our way, stops us believing. We are about to hug that monster, so flex your arms ready!
We are going to write a letter to our inner critic.
Dear Monster… I am sure you all have a name for this beast.
Do NOT stop, tell them exactly what you think of them messing with your confidence and if you brave enough give them some advance warning of what terrible fate they will suffer next time they enter your head.
You may think this is a really silly exercise, but believe me – next time the inner critic pops up you will be ready to whack that nuisance away. You may not even hear them. We live in hope.
Anyway – have fun with this little exercise and be sure to sign off as your writer self.