Write an email now and have it sent later
I could swear I blogged about this before, but darned if I can find it…
The idea is simple: you write an email (typically to yourself) and specify the date it is to be sent. Futureme.org will then store the email until the specified date, and then send it to the address you provided.
I’m writing one right now about my most absorbing interests of the moment, and listing the things I want to complete within a year, and sending it to me one year from now.
UPDATE: It just occurred to me that another good email to send to yourself for a month from now, or 3 months, or whatever is: a list of the things you’re most worried about—your current fears, in other words. I would be that most of them prove, when you read the email later, to have been groundless. But then I’m an optimist.
UPDATE 2: Frank, in the comments, suggests LetterMeLater as a good service that does not require your later letter to be a year or more later.