M We probably all start our days with a must-do list of mundane tasks rather than a cannot-wait to-do list of passionate pleasures. What if we could get into a habit of letter-writing that falls onto our cannot-wait list?
Here are a few hints to help make letter-writing your superpower!
1) Make It Easy
Keep your cards, pens, and stamps on hand. Keep them together where you are most likely to write. Carry a few cards with you, so if the moment strikes, you can write a note!
2) Start Small
Don’t let the word “letter” overwhelm you. Letters do not have to be pages long. Use a beautiful postcard, write what you would convey in a text, send a favorite quote, or use a fun pun like, “We should ‘stick’ together!”
3) Hone in to Holidays
Birthdays happen every month. Inspire yourself during the month of May to send birthday wishes via snail mail to your friends and family instead of on social media. Think of it as sending a special heartfelt gift!
4) Do It Your Way
When and where you write is up to you! Do you like to write before you start your hectic day, or would you rather pause mid-day and recharge with a 10-minute letter-writing break—or on the go in a coffee shop?
5) Make It Fun
What makes you look forward to mailing your note? Knowing you have chosen a beautiful or funny handcrafted card, sharing moments of your days, or turning the envelope into a work of art? Any one of these will make the receiver smile. That’s the power of a personal note.
We had April’s Letter-Writing Challenge—30 letters in 30 days—to get some good habits started. If you participated, I am sure you are on your way to creating a strong letter-writing habit. If you haven’t started your journey yet, it’s not too late to discover your superpower!