What I Would Tell My Younger Self

After seeing a couple of posts like these I decided to delve in and write what I would tell my younger self. This is to my younger self between the age of 10 to 17.

Have more confidence in your abilities. you’re a lot smarter than you think you are and if you trust that you can do it, you can. I know the people around you won’t say it. They won’t say a job well done, neither will your parents but believe in yourself, you are capable of so much more than you think.

Speak your mind to your friends, let them know how you feel because what you feel does matter. Your feelings are just as important as theirs. If you speak your mind, you won’t be hurt by actions caused because of lack of communication. The same goes to tell people that you know longer want in your life. If the person makes you unhappy then let them go. There is no point in surrounding yourself with people that will only make you unhappy. This also leads me to saying, don’t try so hard to fit in, especially if those people are bad influences because at the end of the day, you want to surround yourself with people who make you happy, who you can be yourself with because being you is so important.

At school, don’t be afraid to seek help from others. It may seems like such a daunting thing and your pride might come in the way a little but seeking help from others will help. If there is something you’re not sure about, ask for help. Trust me when I say this, it will be greatly beneficial to your future.

One final thing you won’t find out till much later and has always been a problem in your life that no one seemed to look into or notice. You maybe be a little shy which is why teachers always say in your school reports that you’re shy or why you classmates might say why don’t you speak up. But you also have social anxiety. Now, it’s not necessarily a terrible thing. You just need to learn to deal with it and overcome your fears. At a younger age, you are able to overcome fears more easily then when you are older. But knowing from a younger age can help because at least you won’t keep putting yourself down, wondering what the hell is wrong with you and why can’t you be “normal” like other people. And if at times, things get to difficult, seek help. There are people out there that are willing to help you.

What would you tell your younger self?