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A Letter To Myself

Dear me,

You are a wonderful person and you are stronger than you know. You take care of those you love and you do the best that you can in everything you do.

So then, why do you doubt yourself? Why do you feel like you can always do more or do better? Why do you feel so fragile? You cannot let fear and your insecurities get the best of you. You must not focus on the negatives, but rather direct that energy to all the positives in your life. Letting the negatives get the best of you only sends your fragile state of mind reeling. 

You know how good you feel when you do something for yourself, when you put yourself first. You seem to fall into the trap of not taking care of yourself when you are stressed out. There will always be something stressful going on, you have to decide how best to manage that stress and not let it get the best of you.

Yesterday, you made the decision to go for a walk and that walk turned into running. You ran when you felt like it and walked when you needed to. After not running for far too many weeks, you did pretty good despite the heat. You should not be so hard on yourself and just enjoy the moment.

Do you remember how you felt when you ran your first half-marathon? You felt like you could do anything – and you can. You have the ability to accomplish anything you set your mind to. It’s the reason you signed up for another half-marathon, to feel that enormous sense of accomplishment in completing something you never thought you would do.

If you are not happy about how you feel or how you look, YOU are the only one who can do something about it, YOU are the only one who can make the right choices and change. You’ve done it before, you can do it again.

Life is too short to be stressed out about things. You cannot control everything and there is no sense in worrying about the things that you know are out of your control. Focus on YOURSELF and the rest will fall into place.




  1. I love this letter to yourself! I can totally relate to this. You are an amazing person and I have the same response to most things now and it’s to focus on things within my control.

    1. Thank you Grace, that is very sweet of you. We really need to focus on what we CAN control. :)

  2. Tammy

    Love this!
    Boy, Nanci! Did I need I need to read this! It is as if you were reading my mind and wrote this for me, not yourself…especially the first 3 paragraphs. I have been struggling lately and just plain old sick and tired of worrying about being perfect… every little thing that goes into my mouth, or whether I walk or work out, etc. Why can I/we not be happy with what accomplishments we have made and only dwell on what we haven’t yet done? I have just felt lately that I am not “good enough”. Time to get that outta MY head and enjoy the walk for the sake of the scenery and the bike ride for the commraderie, not focus on the mileage. LIFE is precious and I will certainly try not be beat my self up. Well, at least this week!

    1. Thank you, Tammy. I am glad this helped someone else as well. I hope you have a great week!

  3. Sue Brown

    How many of us can relate to what you wrote?!!! I certainly can – it was like you were reading my mind! Go Nanci! You train your brain to think positive thoughts.

    1. Thank you, Sue. It’s very easy to get trapped in my own head and my negative thoughts sometimes and I have to talk myself out of it. Thank you for reading!

  4. What a great letter I think many of us should write a letter to ourself singing our own praises instead of always putting ourselves down………….although with me I love the feeling I get when I do or give something for/to someone else I am sure that must say something about what type of person I am…………………..

    1. I have to remind myself from time to time that despite my stress, insecurities, etc…. that I am alright. :)

  5. Love this! I should copy it and put it out for myself too. Because I do this all the time. I have accomplished so much and yet I am still hard on myself and fear things. Thanks for the reminder lady! And seriously, keep up the great work you are amazing! :)

    1. Thank you so much Jessica! Very sweet of you. I think we all need to remember what we’ve accomplished because it will keep us pushing ahead.

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