I was talking to a friend the other day about how the advice we would give our younger selves has changed over the years as we have gotten older and wiser. Therefore, I thought it would be interesting to ask people of different ages what advice they would give their younger self to see how they differed.
Stop stressing! Have a little faith in yourself and the people around you, they will be there if something goes wrong but for God’s sake please take a chance on yourself. A ship in its harbour is safe but that’s not what ships are made for. – Ymke
Stand up for yourself; don’t let others choose your path in life. Be true to yourself and live your life the way you want to. – Chloe
Don’t care about what other people think of you and don’t let their opinions bother you. – Bri
Take every day as it comes and don’t focus too much on the future. The future is important but forgetting about the present won’t get the future you necessarily want or deserve. Focus on the revision rather than worrying about the exam results which are six months away. – Sophie
Do the things you love and don’t be scared to try anything new. Hobbies are great as they can be things that keep you going when times get tough and getting into a routine means you don’t stop doing them so there’s always something to keep you going even if it’s something small. Take opportunities to find new friends and experiences and find out new things you love – what are you going to lose by trying? – Anna
Never be ashamed to be yourself and never be ashamed of your dreams. – Ashley
Say yes to things – stop thinking of reasons not to do things instead of reasons to. Better to regret the things you have done than the things you haven’t. – Grace
It’s okay to be a work in progress. Stop comparing someone’s finished product to your work in progress. – Hannah
It’s okay to open up to people and be honest about yourself. – David
Find a Church straight away when starting University and try to read a few chapters of the Bible a night. – Ffion
Someone is always going to talk bad about you so don’t be afraid to do what you want. – Phoebe
Listen to your heart. If you want to do something, do it. If your heart says no, listen to it. – Neeja
Thank you so much to everyone that contributed! If you haven’t already, comment below how old you are and what advice you would give your younger self.