Dear Younger Me…

I saw an article today titled “Advice I Would Give My Younger-Self” and was immediately flooded with tips, cautions and cheers I would love to give to younger me.  Since I don’t have a modified DeLorean, I’ll just put mine out there for any of the younger yous who want them:



  • Your opinion of you is the one that matters the most.
  • There is no big weight-loss secret.  Weight Loss = Calories Out > Calories In.
  • Exercise can be fun.  Keep trying until you find something you like.
  • Less is more when it comes to many things, especially make-up.
  • It is okay to say “No” when someone asks you to do something for them.
  • Learning moderation is hard, start now.
  • People who criticize or mock your success are called haters, not friends.
  • You can only control yourself and your reaction to other people.
  • Learning the difference between want and need is also hard, start now.
  • Celebrate even the minor victories.
  • Happiness is a choice, not a destination.
  • Learn from your mistakes, but don’t be afraid to make more.
  • Everything happens for a reason.
  • Trust yourself.
  • Even when it doesn’t seem like it, you will be okay.
  • Ask for help when you need it.
  • Accountability is serious, under-promise and over-deliver.
  • No one has too many friends.
  • People rarely regret taking the high-road.
  • Smile.
  • If you don’t like something, change it or change how you think about it.
  • You can do anything you put your mind to.
  • Be nice to yourself.

I would love to hear anyone else’s advice to their younger-self…

Posted on June 1, 2011, in Ramblings and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. This is great!

    Choose Happiness & Success!

  2. DianeSkinner

    Follow your passions…. find something that you really want to do then learn all you can about it. Make it happen

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