The Letter Everyone Should Write to Themselves

Why you should write a kind letter to yourself.

The letter everyone should write to themselves. Woman on floor writing a letter.

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Every Friday on The Verywell Mind Podcast, Editor-in-Chief Amy Morin, LCSW, shares the “Friday Fix”—a short episode featuring a quick, actionable tip or exercise to help you manage a specific mental health issue or concern.

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Friday Fix: Episode 82

When you’re feeling nervous about something at work, or you’re feeling down for no reason at all, well-timed kind words from someone else can help you feel better.

Those words might cheer you up when you need a boost or calm you down when you’re feeling frazzled. Language has the power to shift your emotional state.

But, there won’t always be someone available with helpful words at the right moment. And in those moments, it’s tough to remind yourself of the kind things you could say to yourself.

That’s why writing yourself a kind letter can be so powerful. Then, you’ll always have some reassuring words at your fingertips. 

So in today’s Friday Fix, I explain how to write yourself a kind letter. I also share an example from my own life as well as from my therapy office. 

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By Amy Morin, LCSW, Editor-in-Chief
Amy Morin, LCSW, is the Editor-in-Chief of Verywell Mind. She's also a licensed clinical social worker, psychotherapist, and international bestselling author. Her books, including "13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do," have been translated into more than 40 languages. Her TEDx talk,  "The Secret of Becoming Mentally Strong," is one of the most viewed talks of all time.