What Advice Would You Give Your Younger Self?

I wasn’t planning on writing anything today, but a couple of really great questions came up over the past day or so while having conversations with my best friend. These are questions I have discussed with several people in recent years, and I also wrote about them years ago in my Facebook ramblings before I started my blog. I would like to discuss one of them today…

With all of the knowledge and experience you have now, if you could go back and give your younger self any specific advice, what would your advice be?

Personally, I would tell my younger self not to worry so much. I would also tell my younger self to focus on myself more. I know I wrote about this recently, but things that seem like the end of the world really aren’t such a big deal. They’re temporary. Life will go on. Things will work out in the end, so don’t waste time worrying. Stressing yourself out over what COULD happen, instead of focusing on reality, is pointless. Also, it took me 30 years to finally realize that you need to put yourself first in your life and learn to love yourself before you can truly learn to love others and help others. If you don’t love yourself, why would anyone else love you? If you can’t help yourself and take care of yourself, then how are you supposed to help and/or take care of someone else? Forget about the mindset of “putting yourself first is selfish”. No, it’s not. It’s necessary for personal growth, it’s not selfish at all. I wish I had realized that earlier in life.

Anyway, that’s all for now. I may write another post in the near future to discuss the other question that I found to be interesting. This is a bit different from my normal posts, but this seemed like a good opportunity to mix things up a little bit. I hope you enjoyed it, and I would love to read some comments from anyone who would like to share their own advice to their younger self.

I hope everyone is having a great week! Happy Wednesday! 😀

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