Every month this year I'll be improving my lifestyle in one simple way, whether it's breaking a bad habit or creating a positive change. Through doing this I'm hoping to revamp my life, one month at a time. February's edition saw me take up meditation. For March, I've sent a few letters to rediscover the joy of the handwritten hello. Read on to see how I did...
The happy addition to my schedule over March? The handwritten hello. By this I mean: taking time out of a hectic schedule to write and send little notes for loved ones. I've been rediscovering the joys of the handwritten note.
Of course, it's not hard to see why I wanted to try this out. Every day, without fail, I sit behind a laptop and type, type, type. As for putting pen to paper? That's reserved for notetaking in college. I can't remember the last time I wrote a handwritten letter and sent it in the post. So, in a bid to slow down and break away from screens, I took up letter writing.
How did I get on? Well, I'll admit, I didn't spend as much time on this challenge as I had planned. I found myself writing a note here and there, rather than settling down with a cup of tea and dedicating a solid half an hour to the activity. I think in April I'll make sure to do just that... Make more an effort to focus on the activity at hand. Sure there's a letter I still haven't sent that is well overdue (Liz from Counting Magpies sent me the most magnificent print in the post ages ago, and I have yet to reply).
The little time I spent letter writing felt like time well spent. And when popping the letters in the postbox, I got a little kick out of the fact that in the next few days a loved one would get a little handwritten surprise. Plus, it gave me an excuse to use these adorable postcards I picked up from Paperchase.
So that's what I was up to in the month of March! What about you: have you written to a pen pal recently? Or received something lovely in the post? Let me know, I'd love to hear!