I Want to Know What Advice You'd Give Your Past Self

Share the advice you'd give your past self in a letter or in a story. 2,141 People

    1. Eat 2. Sleep 3. Eat 4.

    Stop Drinking 5. Cut deeper 6. Please ignore that 7. Eat 8. Talk to your family 9. Those people aren't your friends 10. Stop crying 11. Stop bottling things up 12. You'll make it
    Antigani Antigani
    18-21, F
    2 Responses May 6, 2015

    I'd bitchslap myself

    for being so stupid
    Totalwar1214 Totalwar1214
    18-21, M
    1 Response Mar 2, 2015

    don't waste time with people

    who don't care about you.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Jan 17
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Jan 28

    I would tell my past self stay a virgin

    and always put yourself first. Never settle for anything to make someone happy. Have fun in life with just you and wait to have kids until you know who you are.
    Braveheart4real Braveheart4real
    36-40, F
    1 Response May 26, 2015

    3 Simple Lessons 1. Listen to your gut.

    Your heart tells you one thing. Your brain another. Your gut instinct never steers you wrong. 2. Don't settle 3. Don't ignore relationship "Red flags"
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Jun 24, 2015

    My Advice to My Past Self - and My Present One Too!

    Chill Kid, you know you have a mellow heart; enjoy this day; share happiness with your family and friends; make new friends; don't dwell on what's past but remember the good times; don't worry about the future - it all works out; three cats are enough - get a dog.
    gooddog99 gooddog99
    51-55, M
    9 Responses Mar 30, 2009
    pewing43 pewing43
    51-55, F
    1 Response Jan 17

    Eventually the sand in the hourglass runs out,

    make every grain count and give every grain a value, a positive meaning. Live your life the way you want to, but in a way that you remain happy and unhurt. Respect others and respect yourself, build strong relationships and build endless empires. Leave the world with a mark...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Jul 24, 2015

    You two will survive.

    Marriage has its upsides and its downsides but during anytime always remember the reason you two fell in love.
    purplepas purplepas
    41-45, F
    1 Response Aug 30, 2015

    laugh at stupid people,

    inhale the good ****, exhale the bullshit, dont let anyone put you under their thumb, always stand up and never be a follower.
    lindseymc1993 lindseymc1993
    22-25, F
    Jan 17

    Don't look to others to complete

    who you are. Instead try to focus time on what fulfills you and use that to move forward. Don't think of break ups as the end of the life you planned. It's just the end of a chapter. Write the next chapter better, smarter and learn from the mistakes. Don't let work be your...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Jan 18

    My advice to my past :- Buddy you were good

    but the best is yet to come
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Dec 31, 2015

    I would tell myself not to worry about what

    others think of me. I would tell myself to focus on getting good grades instead of trying to be Billy bad ***. with that being said, I have an empty life from middle school on. I peaked in 8th grade. by the time graduation came, I had a GED living in my own apartment only...
    claytonspain claytonspain
    31-35, M
    Feb 16

    Love yourself! Please,

    save your tears...they will not matter in YOUR future. You're worthy. You matter. Apply yourself. Focus on your studies to become successful in the future, instead of drowning in tears and depression. God, if I only could rewind and go back to those days...I'd have a career and...
    Jupiter24 Jupiter24
    31-35, F
    Jul 21, 2015

    I have been reminiscing a lot lately

    and more than anything wish I had the chance to go back in time and slap some goddam sense into my younger self. Some of the advice I would give: • Have a decent try at everything you wish to achieve. Try to avoid regret. • Don't let fear rule your life. Seize every...
    EmperorJulian EmperorJulian
    46-50, M
    2 Responses Nov 11, 2014
    jai09 jai09
    18-21, F
    Jan 18

    Don't marry her. She's carrying your child,

    but you can be a good father without sacrificing your happiness.
    DefineItFromNow DefineItFromNow
    41-45, M
    Jun 14, 2015

    Everybody isn't who you think they are,

    life isn't always what it seems to be, everything that looks good to you, isn't always good for you. Keep your grass cut to see the snakes, stay away from negativity, focus on the good around you, ignore the bad things.
    Born2Inspire Born2Inspire
    18-21, M
    1 Response Jul 21, 2015

    Don't give up college

    for that guy... trust me he isn't worth it.
    aLadywithoutaclue aLadywithoutaclue
    26-30, F
    Jun 15, 2015

    Dear Past Self

    It does not matter how much you want love, learn that you ARE love, what you send out, you get back. You create much of your own reality, so, be kind to yourself. Be busy entertaining peace and avoid drama, embrace tenderness and gentility in your life always. It is your...
    hillbillycrone hillbillycrone
    56-60, F
    9 Responses Aug 22, 2011
    Christuner666 Christuner666
    26-30, M
    1 Response Jan 17

    It's okay sweetie. It's not your fault

    that he hurt you. Things get better. But you have to tell someone what he did. It'll help you in the future. You telling someone what he did will change our future. No matter what you feel in the future remember you love yourself.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    5 Responses Nov 27, 2015

    I would tell myself that

    when someone says they don't care... believe them. I spent many months being in love with a boy who saw me as a sex toy. I was naive and ignored the fact that he spoke in a derogatory way towards women, telling people he got b*s all the time and the like. I pretended to be ok...
    flowercrown9 flowercrown9
    16-17, F
    Dec 26, 2015

    geez...where would I

    even start? ...God does exist. your parents are monsters and nothing they ever said or did was your fault and shouldn't affect your self worth. ****'s gonna hurt like hell but you'll make it through. those voices in your head aren't demons. that boy who keeps rescuing you...
    erayn erayn
    36-40, F
    Jan 31

    Stand Firm

    I would tell myself to stand firm on your beliefs, your morals and your convictions. People will come and go in your life. Do not give up any part of yourself to someone else. A true friend would never ask you to anyway.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Nov 26, 2013

    I'd tell myself I am gay

    as the day is long! I'm Marvin Gaye!
    mjfanibe mjfanibe
    36-40, F
    Dec 25, 2015

    I would tell my past .

    .. Please don't over think about the future stay calm and God would always help you
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Dec 28, 2015

    Use your full potential in high school.

    Yeah, I know it's "just ******* high school", but actually giving a damn about your grades instead of half-adding it will open up a lot more doors to things you haven't yet realized you want.
    SqueezeTheLemon SqueezeTheLemon
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jan 21

    Don't sweat the small stuff.

    And don't pick up that ******* cigarette!! lol
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    4 Responses Nov 19, 2015

    Don't do it. For the love of God.

    You will suffer the consequences!
    minisuko minisuko
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jan 21

    Stop being so afraid!

    You don't have to be afraid of everything. Sometimes it's okay to look silly or get rejected. put yourself out there more. Sometimes you fail and it sucks, but maybe you won't fail. That chance is always worth it.
    ElouiseLou ElouiseLou
    22-25, F
    May 23, 2015

    Here's some things you should avoid in the

    future ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________. Btw- you need to stop looking for acceptance from other people, and focus on accepting yourself because in the end it really doesn't...
    KarahXnichole KarahXnichole
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Dec 28, 2015

    Relax, Take your time

    and improve a little everyday...also, she's cheating on you.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Jan 28

    Don't be so shy and introverted.

    If a girl gives you her phone number, call her. Stand up for yourself. Don't be a push-over. Not everyone who acts like your friend is your friend.
    FTDFTL79 FTDFTL79
    36-40, M
    2 Responses Dec 26, 2015

    hey little bug, listen.

    ... life is gonna throw a few crazy insane things at you, but keep your chin up and push through it because it will be worth it. now seen as you're my past...perhaps buy a few stakes in Facebook o_o
    Curiouscatbug Curiouscatbug
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Aug 30, 2015

    Don't forget to love God & to love yourself,

    all good things will come to u :)
    casey2715 casey2715
    31-35, F
    Dec 30, 2015

    Don't be a freaking wimp

    and stand up for yourself, and try not to be so sensitive
    HatredIncarnated HatredIncarnated
    13-15, M
    2 Responses Dec 26, 2015

    chin up buttercup ,no scratch that.

    ...chin ups NO buttercups
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    4 Responses Jan 18

    Just give in to your gayness,

    don't pretend you're not. Don't be ashamed of yourself, it's how you were made and no one should judge you for it and if they do, just turn the other cheek. Also, get rid of those shoes, like seriously, what are those? Don't say I'm being mean, you know they're dreadful.
    Skuggington Skuggington
    16-17, M
    1 Response Feb 10, 2015

    Don't feel like you have to do anything you

    don't want to because you're being pressured into it. Pretty much sums up my "younger self life advice" :D
    ThunderWaffles ThunderWaffles
    22-25, F
    Nov 11, 2014
    Hannah1100 Hannah1100
    13-15, F
    Apr 4

    You should have been more open with the people

    you care for, you might not have lost them.
    RandomExistence RandomExistence
    16-17, M
    Dec 25, 2015

    Probably "Stop trying to fit in".

    my life would be perfect rn if I took that advice earlier 😕
    Youreawizardharry Youreawizardharry
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jan 18

    "Dear Younger Self, You're going to make some

    terrible decisions, you're going to mess up some things until they're irreparable and you're going to do some things that are going to make you feel sick to the pit of your stomach because you went against your morality. But you know what? It's fine, it's not the end of the...
    RaiseYourWhat RaiseYourWhat
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Aug 31, 2015

    My Life Would Be So Different!

    Don't leave her bed side even if she tells you to, that's the last time you'll see her alive! Keep studying, don't let her death affect your schooling, she wanted the best for you. Be more attentive to your computer classes, it will pay off. Listen to your mother when she says...
    Th3D0ct0r Th3D0ct0r
    26-30
    12 Responses Nov 12, 2008

    Hey love..., Your life is going to be a

    roller coaster but you're a strong girl, just keep holding on. I want you to know that everyone is beautiful in their own way and that if you are happy with yourself and love yourself then no one else's opinion matters. In life you're going to have to go through a lot and at...
    TheMorticiansDaughter TheMorticiansDaughter
    16-17, F
    1 Response Jul 22, 2015

    I would be certain to tell myself

    as a youngster that SPIRITUAL matters (relationship with Christ) is truly purpose and reason for this life and LOVE is our calling. Not career, money and things. People before profit and JESUS first!
    redeemedbadboy redeemedbadboy
    70+, M
    Dec 25, 2015

    Advice I would give to my past self of this

    morning : separate the naughty presents my friends gave me from the rest of the Christmas presents to avoid some awkward unwrapping in front of son...
    Sarahmum78 Sarahmum78
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Dec 25, 2015

    don't be in such a rush to grow up.

    enjoy every moment you possibly can because the people you love so much will be gone entirely too soon.
    Onlyuholdthekey Onlyuholdthekey
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Jan 21

    -Listen more, talk less.

    -You need to learn how to be careful with what you say and how you say it. -Don't rush into things without thinking, and always consider things from someone else's perspective. -Don't try and change for anyone else. -If you let that confidence you have slip away, you will be...
    Rucbrar Rucbrar
    13-15, F
    Dec 26, 2015
    BladeofSilver BladeofSilver
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Feb 4

    In my case, I'd tell my teenage self

    that it's OK not to fit in because no one really knows what they are doing yet. Sure, there are popular, rich, and gorgeous kids out there, but that doesn't mean that they are the standard. Set your goals, be amazing. It is ok to be different and not be surrounded with a lot of...
    Qtrelle Qtrelle
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Sep 12, 2015

    Life isn't as easy as you think.

    stay in school. life can be really hard at times but things will always work out no matter how bad it seems it will.....trust me it will get better
    Bellagirl35 Bellagirl35
    36-40, F
    9 Responses Jun 14, 2015

    Really

    Dear Past Me, Trust your intuition more. . .really!  Don't act apologetic or sorry for WHO you are.  Really put the focus on your problems and not everyone elses. Reveal your heart when you love and do not continue sharing it when it is not recognized...simply move on...
    waterdroplet waterdroplet
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Sep 19, 2009

    -You aren't the best.

    get that out of your head. -You aren't better that anybody else. -Mingle more, don't be alone. -Make memories.
    booklover200016 booklover200016
    16-17, F
    2 Responses Dec 26, 2015

    Stop worrying about the little things,

    everything will work out. You're not stupid, you'll get into university to study exactly what you want to. Dont worry about what people will think about you, the people who judge you dont matter. And most importantly, don't dedicate your whole day hoping that the guy will like...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    May 26, 2015
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