Advice People Would Give Their Younger Selves

Do you ever think about what you’d do differently if you had the chance to redo your 20s? Hindsight can be so enlightening, there’s probably a lot you’ve learned over the years that you’d want to tell the younger you.

Metro asked readers to share the helpful life advice they’d give to their younger selves and here’s what they had to say:

  • “Worry less about fitting in. Embrace your differences, as those quirks will be what sets you apart from everyone else and will magnetize the right people to you.”
  • “Step outside your comfort zone. Your 20s is a time to explore and take risks.”
  • “Take a gap year. It’s probably my biggest regret that I didn’t.”
  • “Don’t be such a pushover or a people pleaser. And also, don’t rush.”
  • “Follow your dreams. Truly discover what you love. Trial and error is okay. And don’t listen to your parents for career advice.”
  • “Live in the moment. Don’t keep wanting the next thing, the next promotion and putting your happiness in the future. You never know what life is going to throw at you.”
  • “Friendships come and go. You’ll make lots of friends in your life, some will come and go, some will stay. Enjoy each and accept when they come to a natural end.”
  • “If you get on the wrong path … don’t stress. There’s plenty of time to find the right one/ones. Life is long, we learn from our mistakes.”
  • “Take more photos. Capture more memories, take more pictures and don’t give a toss when people laugh at you for photographing meals/pets/sunsets for Insta.”
  • “I would tell myself to breathe, pause, take in every moment and worry less about what’s to come.”
  • “Know you’re enough. So many of my inner conflicts came from feelings of not being good enough.”
  • “Remember not everyone around you will want the best for you. It’s okay to cut yourself off from people who stunt your existence. You will thank yourself later in life.”
  • “Don’t settle for the first thing that comes along because you don’t think you can do better … because you absolutely can.”

Source: Metro

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