Future Messages to Yourself

By 4 September 2020

Future Messages to Yourself

Memories offers a way to record personal messages today to pass onto loved ones at a time you choose. However, you can also use Future Messages to send messages to yourself, whether for fun or as a cool way of reminding yourself of personal goals or events.

Through Future Messages, you can record and schedule messages to send to loved ones or yourself weeks, months and even years into the future. That way, you can be there for special occasions and important milestones in your loved one's life, even if you're not physically present. No one wants to miss out on life’s most important moments. From birthdays to weddings or anniversaries, record a personalised message to those you love that will be sent at just the right time.

There's a science-fiction feel to receiving a message from the past, especially if it's from your past self. That's why Future Messages is a terrific concept that "bends" the limitations of time and space. You can send words of wisdom, encouragement, and reminders to yourself.

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Why Send Future Messages?

Future Messages may not allow you to predict the future, but it will allow you to send messages to yourself later on in the future. Sending future messages to yourself may seem like just a novelty. While you can send future messages to yourself for fun, it can be a great tool for self-therapy. In many psychiatry programs, psychologists would encourage patients to take up journaling. Having a conversation with yourself is a good way to gain valuable insights into your psyche, personality, habits, and suppressed emotions. It can also help you develop self-awareness, which is especially helpful if you're overcoming an addiction, fears, anxiety, self-doubt, or what you believe are character flaws within yourself

Also, sending future messages is simply fun. It's an interesting concept that has been around for decades but hasn't been perfected until today's advanced technology. For example, there are apps and programs that allow you to send text messages, email, or even publish a blog article way into the future. You can also use Future Messages to be integrated with a Memories Timeline, creating a multimedia journaling experience.

Reflect on Your Former Self

Receiving a message from your past self is quite exciting and you'll never get tired of the surprise when you get it. In a sense, sending a message to your future self is a form of blogging or journaling, because you're recording how your life and mindset is during a particular time in your evolution as a person. The person I was a decade ago is a complete stranger to me. Perhaps it's the same for you. In any case, Future Messages allow you to reflect back on the person you once were, and it's interesting to hear what you had to say.

Be Humorous

Get creative and do all sorts of experiments with your Future Messages. For example, try to predict the future. When you finally do receive the message in the future, you can either laugh at how wrong you were with your predictions, or be shocked that your predictions were more accurate was than Nostradamus's.

The Benefits of Sending Future Messages

There are numerous benefits to sending messages to yourself.

  • Sending Future Messages can be therapeutic. Professional psychiatrists can integrate Memories Timeline and Future Messages into their patient care program.

  • Messaging yourself is an innovative form of vlogging (video blogging).

  • You can message yourself in the future as reminders of personal goals or major milestones you set to achieve.

  • Future Message to yourself can help you gain insights about yourself by hearing your thoughts from your past self.

  • You can improve self-awareness by seeing a visual and audio feedback from yourself, akin to talking in the mirror.

Meaningful Reminders

You can take Future Messages to yourself a step further by using them as reminders. Think of them as a long-term version of notifications on your calendar app. However, unlike reminders on calendar or project management apps, your message can be longer and more meaningful.

For instance, if your goal is to become a publish novelist in 5 years, you can record a motivational talk to yourself. Tell yourself to never give up, stop being lazy, stop procrastinating, and to focus on your big goal. In life, it's very easy to fall back into our comfort zone, to lose steam after the initial hype. That's why a majority of New Years resolutions fail before even the end of Spring.

When you receive that message from your past self, back when you were a hungry young writer, you'll probably feel bad (in a motivating way) for losing sight of your goal. It will remind and inspire you to get back on track, and to finally accomplish your long-term goal.

The options are endless with Future Messages.

Read about the various ways to use Future Messages: 5 Ways to Use Future Messages