The Value of Letter Writing
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Unlike modern communication tools like text messages, letters have a unique, personal and intimate identity. Letter writing is a lost art, and an important tool for therapy. The pent up feelings inside us, the right and wrong impressions, conceptions (and misconceptions), explanations, and apologies that are left unsaid, can be expressed in a letter to anyone we want, even ourselves.
It’s not important that we actually send the letter to the person, however, the letters that really need to be sent, are also the most therapeutic.
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Come up with trackable goals like a number of words or pages per day. The specificity is important because being able to measure it allows you to keep track of your progress and better change your behavior.
Keeping track of streaks is a very powerful tactic for developing any new habit. Knowing that you have consistently succeeded for a number of days helps you push through the days who are unmotivated.
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New studies show that writing letters has healing benefits, both physically and emotionally.
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Writing letters becomes a therapeutic process for the writer, and many emotions which were suppressed or buried, start to come through the ink.
The expression becomes deep, thoughtful and heartfelt at the same time.
The instant email and messaging tools deliver our messages in a split second, but the thrill of opening a mailbox and finally receiving the letter one has been waiting for weeks, is undeniably exciting.
It becomes a personal gift for the receiver, and makes them feel important and loved.
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A good apology takes two people: the giver and the receiver. An apology that heals is based on kindness, generosity, and compassion.
The recipient accepts it with grace and, in turn, offers forgiveness. Without forgiveness, it cannot heal.