15 Important Tips People Wish They Could Tell Their Younger Selves

Who Doesn’t Want To Turn Back Time?

Don’t you ever wish you could go back in time? I mean, everyone has something that they regret. Too bad no one has invented a time machine yet. Until that happens though, you could learn some things from the following tips people wish they could tell their younger selves.

All of these great tips were courtesy of users from TheQuestion.

#1 Pat Yourself On The Back Once In A While.

You’re doing everything right! Good job! Don’t hesitate, don’t stress yourself out, and don’t think the world is cruel and no one loves you. In fact, everything’s okay.


#2 Don’t Smoke.

I would have advised myself to not start smoking.


#3 Try To Sleep For Seven Hours Every Night.

Please, find a way to sleep for 7 hours at night. You don’t need to experiment and try to be a hero.


#4 Thinking About Your Goals Is Important.

I would have advised myself to pay more attention to my desires, goals, and dreams. To always think of myself first. It was in my teens that I started to ignore my desires, and now it’s difficult for me to formulate what I want. And sometimes I’m embarrassed to say I like something.

#5 Education Is Necessary.

I would have advised myself to study more and harder because, as it turned out, I had to make up for lots of things in adulthood. Everything should be done in time. It’s easier and more effective to learn a foreign language at a young age than when you’re 30. Education means a lot in life.

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#6 Do What You Like.

To better prepare for entrance exams to go where you want, not where you can.

#7 Don’t Spend Money On Things You Don’t Need.

Don’t spend so much money on useless crap.

#8 Being Young Is Amazing.

Appreciate youth — it’s the most beautiful time that will never come back. Enjoy freedom, play, walk, enjoy your life. Remember this time. Later you’ll often recall it, and it’ll help you a lot in understanding and raising your children.

#9 Don’t Worry So Much About Everything.

Don’t worry so much about studies, semester papers, exams. Though you’ll need your specialty, things won’t go the way that seems the most logical and natural to you now. Don’t be afraid of applying for various conferences, scholarships, training programs. It’s all real! Work and learn from those and with those who inspire you with their example.

#10 Wear Weather Appropriate Clothes.

Wear a hat, warm underwear, and two pairs of socks in winter. Otherwise, you’ll freeze your butt and feet, and they’ll always get cold

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#11 Listen To Your Family.

Listen to your parents, and try to not offend them.

#12 Don’t Take What Others Say To Heart.

Don’t take everything that family members say about each other so closely to heart. Everyone has their own grievances and views of life. Adults are as biased as teenagers.

#13 Privacy Is Important.

Be attentive to personal information. It’s better to delete some files or never create them. And set passwords on your PC and cell phone.

#14 Don’t Take Sh*t From Your Significant Other.

Break up with him/her right now, and forget him/her forever.

#15 Always Be Yourself.

I’ll give myself only this advice: be yourself, and follow your dream no matter what. This is your life, not your parents’ or friends’. You’ll live it. If I was a little more persistent and willful, everything would probably have been different now.

What did you think of the tips above? Would you give any of this advice to your younger self?

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