Dear Future Self (Printable)


Dear Future Self- downloadable PDF.

End of Year Guided Journal

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Paperback is available click here: Amazon, Book Depository, Angus and Robertson.

Dear Future Self is a workbook designed to help you find answers to the questions that keep you contained. It is a series of questions and creative exercises designed to bring clarity and vision for a new year, a new season or even a very ordinary rainy day.

This is a download PDF only.

Author, Amanda Viviers created this personal retreat writing practice over 20 years of asking the same questions and it has been used by thousands of people globally.

Dear Future Self will give you context for this private journaling retreat process she has developed.

Dear Future Self includes:

  • 60 pages of journaling questions and space to write.
  • This is not a physical product it delivers digitally.

This end of year retreat process has been refined and published for the last 6 years by Amanda Viviers. It is an annual publication.

“Each year I seem to stumble and fall into the space between Christmas and New Year. I’m exhausted, I am over family gatherings and even the thought of another thing to tick off the task list brings out my “rolling-eyes emoji”.

During this stumbling season, I make space for an afternoon with myself, and I retreat. Away from my family, social media and I step towards possibility. I find a cafe, order coffee and a slice of cake and I breathe. It’s an opportunity to walk the beach and pray softly. Thanking God for the year that has passed, and I start to let go of disappointment.”

A retreat is defined as a “period of time set aside to reflect, pray, meditate or study.” 

This book is designed to be a perfect compendium for a self-guided personal retreat. Use this hashtag to see others taking a day this New Year to retreat also #FutureRetreating

*This is an annual process that has been publishing for 7 years, each download has different articles and creative exercises but some of the questions are the same because of the cylical nature of the process. Other publications with similar questions and different articles Reflect, Begin Again, Pause, New Days and Gentle Rhythms.

Amanda Viviers Author








Amanda Viviers can often be found with a pen in her hand, food spilt down her blouse and a fresh story in her heart. Author, Speaker, Radio Presenter, she has published thirteen books and can be found in her beach shack writing her next three. Narrative Lead at Compassion. Presenter on radio across New Zealand and Australia and is the co-founder of Kinwomen. The co-founder of Change Your Story events creates retreats that help people rewrite their stories. Wife of Charl and Mum of Maximus and Liberty, she lives a creative life, longing to see people live inspired.


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