We’ve all made mistakes, and many we’ve repeated more than once. No doubt, life is hard, but we can’t dwell on the “What-if’s”, the “Almost-there’s” and the “What-could’ve-been’s”. Life is meant to be lived, experiencing both the highs and lows.
If you could go back in time and relate a message to your younger self― what would you say?
This article lists a few common “Words-of-Wisdom” we’d reveal to our younger selves if given the chance.
Don’t care what other people think
Don’t waste your precious time worrying about what others think. Sometimes, we can be our worst enemies, so pay no mind toward those individuals spreading gossip because they have nothing better to do. Be tough, grow thick skin, get a hobby, do whatever it takes to make yourself focus on YOU.
Your mistakes don’t define you
We all have stumbled and fallen because of some bad life choices, and yes, some are devastating, but the key to surviving them is having the ability to leave those mistakes in the past where they belong. If you can’t forgive yourself, then tomorrow will never come. Dwelling on that day will make it the longest one of your life. You are the one in control of your thoughts, so ask yourself “Do I want to suffer anymore over this?”. Think of it as a movie, if it’s a bad one, stop watching it over and over again. It’s time to create a new one and get on with your life.
Be comfortable in your own skin
Don’t worry about having the perfect body, fitting in with the crowd, or caring about the social media obsession. It doesn’t matter how many “likes” you get from other people, it only matters if you like yourself. True happiness comes from within, so make yourself happy by loving yourself.
Don’t fret over your Ex
There’s a lot of jerks out there, and you’ve probably dated a few, but you have your own life to live― and worrying about who your Ex is dating, or what new car they’re driving; means you’re putting your life on hold. Throw that jerk into the mental, garbage can and leave them there. Now that you’ve shed some much-needed weight off your shoulders, you stand tall and get going.
Get out of toxic relationships
Life is short and hanging out with negative and controlling people will only leave you exhausted. The key to happiness is surrounding yourself with the people you love, people who love you and those who make you happy in their presence. PERIOD!
Don’t be shy in bed
There is nothing wrong with telling your partner what you like and don’t like in bed. Just don’t fall into the trap of staying silent because you’re worried about hurting their feelings. Sex is a big deal in any relationship, and if you’re not getting what you want, you’ll get frustrated. There is nothing wrong with being a strong sensual person who speaks their mind.
If things are out of your control, don’t worry about it
Life is full of things that are out of our control and worrying about them will only do damage to your mental health. Stress is a killer, so be kind to yourself. Once you’ve learned to drop those mental snares, you’ll finally be free.
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