Today’s challenge is to write a letter to someone, anyone.
Here’s a letter I’m writing to my future self, that’ll probably help me become a better person.
How are you doing? It’s been long since we had an honest conversation, but I’m sure you’ll still be going through the same stuff in your restless mind as you were a few years ago. I sound mean, I know, but I only wish you well. So etch permanently in your mind what I’m going to be telling you now through this letter.
- Mind your own business. You’ve a lot of things on your plate already, so don’t go around playing the nice person, asking for more.
- Do what you feel comfortable doing. Be it your job or your hobby or socialising, let it be of your choice. Don’t do it because others think it’s right. Do it because it is your choice.
- Don’t go out of your way to help someone who won’t appreciate your efforts, or to prove yourself to someone to who you don’t even matter.
- Learn to value yourself for whatever you are, even if you think you are a bag of filth ( which you evidently are not).
- Stop blaming yourself for every thing wrong. You aren’t that important.
- Speak only when you are required to. Not always, not everywhere. And listen to your instincts always. No matter how feeble they feel. Your instincts are almost always right.
- Know who your real friends are. Numbers don’t matter. The one or two who’ll wholly stand by your side without questions is who you’ll need to stick on to, and value.
- Stop wasting time on relationships that bring you misery and worry and pain and self doubt. They are the reason you are exhausted at the end of the day. Fill your life with people who bring in sunshine and warmth and happiness, and try being the same to someone too.
- Never compromise on your principles for anyone. Stick on to what you think is right. Take a stand and stand by it. No matter what. People who know you, understand you and value your presence will love you for who you are.
- Forgive yourself. Pull yourself together and make up for all your regret by becoming better each living moment, learning from your past.
- Don’t think too much all the time. All the white hair you got on your head at a young age of 23 is the result of all the negativity that you keep surrounding yourself with. Stop it. Focus on something real and positive. (Real is the key)
- Regret is poison. If you’ve done something you are regretting about, understand there’s no way you can go and change it. So, stop wasting time and try and set it right. And remember to NEVER repeat it. Know where to draw the line, know when to resist the temptation and when to sink your teeth into it.
That’s about it, for now. Kudos to whatever good you’ve done until now, but don’t stop and gloat. March forward.
Dated : 6 – December – 2016
P.S. This is Day 23 of my 30 day writing challenge