It’s well known that most of us after we have grown up would love to be able to tell her younger selves that everything will be okay. Life isn’t always easy, and discovering exactly how to get through the challenges, create a support network around yourself, and find something that you love to do isn’t quite as simple as it sounds. Ultimately self-care, and looking after her mental health is essential. And creating a beautiful home, dressing well, and ensuring that you surround yourself with positive people are some great lessons to learn. But here are some pieces of advice you might like to tell your younger self if you could.
Spend your time wisely
Spending your time wisely is essentially one of the best pieces of advice you can receive. Younger people can find themselves spending time in ways they don’t think suits them, either through peer pressure or trying to please other people. And as much as this can be worthwhile, if a friend needs help, for example, it’s not always the most productive or healthy way to spend your time. Creating hobbies, finding babysitting job or learning a new skill are much better uses of time. Of course, we all need time to relax, and finding some healthy outlets for you and your friends to enjoy together, is essential too. Experimenting and working out what works for you, and what you like and dislike, can be wonderful. But think through where your time is going and if it is healthy for you first.
Learn about money
Money is something that many adults struggle to manage effectively. And this can cause huge problems in your life. As a younger person, we should also consider and to be taught how to take care of finances. Whether that’s because you are going to start your own business, or just so that you can manage the weekly shop without having to get into debt. It’s important that all young people learn the skill. And since not every parent is able to pass this knowledge on, it is something that your younger self might need to be prompted on. It can be as simple as a quick Google search and set up a spreadsheet. But remembering to never spend more than you have will go along way.
Not everyone is your friend
You wouldn’t want to give your younger self trust issues before they start, but it’s always good to be wary of other people until they prove they can be trusted, whether that be with your time, emotions, or in a secret. Being too trusting and over-sharing with everybody mate can get you into sticky situations. Don’t be naive, and try your best to be open, but not too trusting. In the modern age of technology, information can be passed around quickly, so be careful who you share your life stories with. As not everybody has your best interests at heart. This can be a phenomenal life lesson if learnt early.