Advice to my younger self

I know it’s normal to write advice to your younger self, but, even though the name of this article suggests it, I can’t. The younger me is already gone, I will never be 20 years old again. Also, what I did back then was the best I knew how to do.. Everything I’ve done is what I thought I should have done at the time and what I felt like doing; so, I have no regrets!

I’m not writing a list of advice for me. This list is for those who are still young, those who still have mistakes to make. I might not be the most wise person, but I can think of a list of good advice that I would have liked to hear. So, here you go, younger-than-me people:

1. Love

Love yourself. Love your parents. Love your friends. Love nature. Love random people around you. Fall in love with more often. Feel all the love around you, and don’t be afraid of feeling it.

2. Smile at yourself

Look at yourself in the mirror and smile at yourself. Do it everyday.

3. Don’t worry

Stop worrying so much! Stop worrying about what other people think, what they say, or how things could’ve been. Worrying is such a waste of time.

4. Meditate

Start NOW. Take a meditation retreat and meditate everyday. It will help you stop worrying so much.

5. Eat Healthy

Stop drinking sodas. Stop drinking milk. Stop eating meat. Don’t eat a whole chocolate bar in one day. Eating healthy will help your body and soul.

6. Don’t buy it

Just don’t. Do you really need it? No, you don’t. Stop thinking you need more stuff. You don’t need that yellow necklace that matches your yellow heels because you don’t need the heels either.

7. Travel

Visit more unknown places. Travel as much as you can. Travel to nearby places and to places on the other side of the world. Travel helps you see the novelty and the beauty in all the things in life.

8. Get a dog

If you haven’t already, get a dog and love him with all your heart. You will understand what true love means. You will discover your tender side. You will see a side of you that has been hidden.

9. Be active

Join activities. Do more. Learn more. Play more. Use your free time more wisely. You will meet friends and gain knowledge. Get out of bed and go join the acting group, the photography group, whatever intrigues you. Do something new!

10. Work and save money

You have so much vacation. Use that time to work and save money. You don’t have to pay bills or buy food. Work, get money, save it and spend it traveling.

11. Kiss more

Kiss more guys just because it’s fun. Just because it’s good to kiss. Enjoy it. Enjoy your body. Enjoy flirting. Enjoy the game and don’t take it so serious.

12. Don’t buy a return ticket

This is the most important piece of advice. Please do not ever buy a return ticket. And if you already have one, don’t take it seriously. You don’t haveto be back.

13. Bloom

“A flower does not think of competing to the flower next to it. It just blooms.”

Don’t think other girls are prettier than you. You’re pretty too. You’re beautiful.

14. Get crazy

Don’t be so serious. Go watch “Fast and Furious”, laugh at simple things, stay out late, make mistakes. Get a bit crazy and allow yourself to do stupid things sometimes. You will enjoy and learn.

15. Don’t trust the doctor

Don’t take those pills. Don’t trust what the doctor says right away. Get a second opinion. Call a Reiki master and study bioenergetics. Drink green tea and put aloe on your face. Plants are the best medicine.

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