Thursday, February 12th, 2015

February is International Letter Writing Month: InCoWriMo



What is InCoWriMo?

InCoWriMo is the short name for International Correspondence Writing Month, otherwise known as February.

With an obvious nod to NaNoWriMo for the inspiration, InCoWriMo challenges you to hand-write and mail/deliver one letter, card, note or postcard every day during the month of February. What if you don’t have anyone to write to? These 29 People Would Love to Receive your InCoWriMo Correspondence (2015)

But what if you still aren’t comfortable with writing and sending letters to actual people?

What about, Writing a Letter To Your Future Self?

a useful supplementary tool to be used in goal achievement, because when you write the letter to your future self, it helps crystallize your ideal vision for yourself in the future.”

This article: Why You Should Write a Letter to Yourself Tonight explains

how writing experiments from around the world, with grade-school students, nursing-home residents, medical students, maximum-security prisoners, arthritis sufferers, new mothers, and rape victims, consistently show that writing about upsetting events improves physical and mental health.”

Writing a Letter to Your Future Self: Love Who You’ll Become

“The teacher collected our letters to our future ourselves in self-addressed envelopes with stamps and promised to mail them 10 years later. But, so much time had passed; would he keep his word? Would he even remember?”

A Letter to My Future Self As a High School Graduate

“Most importantly, I want you to be happy and satisfied. I hope you’re content with your life and feeling free and on top of the world, and I hope you’re happy not only with life, but also with who you are. I hope you’re ready to start the next chapter. “

How (and why) to write a love letter to yourself

“dealing with our feelings about our lives, reflecting on how we truly feel about ourselves, and encouraging ourselves to be kinder and more compassionate can lead to healing, happiness and even better health.”

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