I’m sure everyone has had thoughts about wanting to go back in time and yell nice/positive things at your younger self…No? Just me? Cool. I thought instead of going back in time (because that is impossible….as of now) I would make a blog post about the things that I want to tell my younger self. If anyone else has done one of these then please link it to me because I’d love to read them.
1. Stop stressing out about things that happened in the past.
It happened in the past, there’s nothing you can ever do about it (unless time travel is real in which case this blog post is pointless…..anyway.) So you might as well move on instead of freaking out about something you said, or some stupid thing you did. Also, I’m 100% certain you’re the only person that remembers the stupid things you do anyway.
2. People honestly don’t judge you as much as you think they do.
Now this one is a lot trickier because you will meet some people who are assholes and will judge you for literally everything you do and it’ll probably ruin you up until you turn 19. However, the important people in your life definitely won’t judge you for forgetting their birthdays (you should start writing down people’s birthdays, by the way, just an FYI.) Or stumbling over your words when you’re trying to speak. It’s definitely something you should work on sooner rather than later.
3. Dye your hair because it looks dope!
Seriously, do it. You will never regret it and it’s always awesome when someone compliments you because of your hair. “JUST DO IT.”
4. Stop trying to fit in.
You’re a super weird person and you just need to embrace it. It’s probably one of the best qualities you have. Trying to fit in is only going to stress you out more and you’ll end up hating who you’ve become because you’ve changed so much in such a short amount of time.
5. Get rid of friends who try to control you.
This goes for pretty much anyone, don’t listen to what other people say you should do, if you listen to yourself some more then you’ll wind up making smarter decisions. You’ll come to realise that no one can make you do something that you don’t want to do, so just learn to say No because,
“No is a full sentence.”
I really love this idea of telling your younger self something, it shows you how much you’ve changed and grown and it honestly puts things into perspective. So if you’re having a bad day, or just want to come to the realisation that you’ve grown as a person then you should do this. Make a list, however long you want and tell your younger self, something you’ve learnt.
I hope you all have an amazing day and I shall speak? Write? Talk??? To you next time.