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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. 1,702 People

    But Most Of All - Love Yourself Just As You Are

    For every moment of doubt or confusion or indecision, or insecurity these are some of the words I wish I could have said to myself when I was a teen... Let go Hold on tightly laugh scream dance learn Japanese,Spanish and Norwegian...they'll be the most ...
    8FOOTDREAD 8FOOTDREAD 41-45, M 3 Responses Dec 10, 2009

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    kimberlyfaith kimberlyfaith 31-35, F 4 Responses Nov 10, 2014

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    Dear past self, start thinking

    before you speak as well as be more patient with people. You've ****** up enough.
    BloodofAmara BloodofAmara 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 12, 2014

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    waterrise waterrise 22-25 Jul 21

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    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

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    This advice is to myself at any age

    and every stage of my life, past, present, and future.....The relationship you have with God is your most valuable relationship you will have in your whole life. More important than any other and worth protecting from any kind of contamination including and especially...
    mypossibledream mypossibledream 51-55, M Jul 21

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    Dear Past Self, JUMP!

    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    DoveinMourning DoveinMourning 36-40, F 2 Responses Jun 16

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    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

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    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

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    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"
    Missshelley Missshelley 51-55, F 1 Response Jun 24

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    Probably, don't go down

    that Hill on roller blades. Preventing my clavicle fracture in high school.
    Spidey0 Spidey0 26-30 1 Response Jul 21

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    Ask nothing and need nothing.

    That would my advice to my past self.
    whitesunshine87 whitesunshine87 51-55, F 3 Responses Jul 21

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    Stay on the path that your passionate about.

    Don't let people you trust tell you that you cannot achieve your goals. You might want to reconsider the person you are going to marry as it is an unfulfilling path.
    Mukwah Mukwah 41-45, F Jul 22

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    I am great, without money or fame.

    Dear Candace, you are so unique, funny and smart.  Oh and yes, you are very pretty.  However, your looks do not define your value.  You have so much more to your character, than the physical.  Put down the money and the attitude, you don't need it.  It's...
    FiFiDelmar FiFiDelmar 46-50, F 6 Responses Jun 6, 2008

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    DreamWarriorBlake DreamWarriorBlake 22-25, M 1 Response Jul 21

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    I would tell myself not to date

    so young, don't worry about not being like the pretty girls that do such crazy things in high school. Don't let men pressure you into anything, people come and go, good people don't pressure you into things you're uncomfortable with.
    badluck3imi badluck3imi 18-21, F Jul 21

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    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 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 22

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    I'd bitchslap myself

    for being so stupid
    nicofromrio nicofromrio 16-17, M 1 Response Mar 2

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    Brats3 Brats3 41-45, F Jul 21

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    never look into labels.

    .. never assume that there has to be a description... don't even bother looking into your oddities... people liked you for who you were even though you were different...
    lostfoundations lostfoundations 18-21, M Jul 21

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    PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE just focus on improving

    yourself. Don't worry about being lonely. It is just temporary. Give people a shot, stop and talk to someone. Get out of the house. Take trips by yourself. Don't let your fears inhibit you. Talk to someone about your depression.
    ImConvinced ImConvinced 31-35, F Jul 21

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    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 3 Responses Sep 19, 2009

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    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
    ReykjaviktoZurich ReykjaviktoZurich 18-21, F 1 Response May 6

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    I would tell myself to not feel inferior to

    anyone, especially in school. In the end, whether popular or meaner, we were all dumb kids. No one was better, and none should have seemed "scary" to me.
    kristy99 kristy99 22-25 Jul 21

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    Don't get married. Ever.

    Learn about polyamory earlier in life. Don't limit yourself by the options readily handed to you.
    frogchop frogchop 46-50, M Jul 22

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    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
    Nenmir Nenmir 22-25, F Nov 11, 2014

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    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.
    SweetMae SweetMae 61-65, F 2 Responses Nov 26, 2013

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    Dear me from the past your eyes sparkle with

    innocence and the faint glow of faith in humanity, take a moment to appreciate the sight of hazel as you apply your mascara, because they will never look like that again. Later all they'll ever be is red. Before leaving the room take the time to run your fingers over your body...
    TheGirlFromJupiter TheGirlFromJupiter 18-21, F Jul 21

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    That guys ain't shxt,

    stay focus on your career cause at the end of the day, when you become successful, them same aint-shxt dudes gunna be just that.
    indecisive20 indecisive20 18-21, F May 6

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    Spidey0 Spidey0 26-30 Jul 21

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    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 31-35, F 5 Responses Jun 14

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    U need guidance and direction,

    If both your parents are in the pic ...Look at the success on the one who is making a difference and listen to their advice which is probably best. If they Love you they would do whats best for you and don't let your attitude shift you in a negative direction.
    tricee083 tricee083 31-35, F Jul 21

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    dreshany dreshany 41-45, F 1 Response Nov 10, 2014

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    I wouldn't give my past self any advice.

    Since you learn from the past whether it's a failure or not. So to go back in time and give yourself advice would change your "present" self's present and future.
    ValhallaAwaits ValhallaAwaits 22-25, M 1 Response Jul 22

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    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

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    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Jul 21

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    Hmm...

    Sleep. Just let go. Socialize more. [Over]think less. Face your fears. Don't rush things. It's okay to say no. Trust your intuition. Don't be a preacher. Make time for friends. Don't take it personally. Take a few [healthy] risks. Make your own decisions. Explore and...
    ChevyGirl ChevyGirl 18-21, F 6 Responses Jul 12, 2010

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    U & Me forever this way www.

    nidhisuraj.com There are so many Love Stories in this world. Few stories become so famous but few are unsaid and been buried with time. Few others share their love stories with their friends, while some leave them as sweet memories for themselves within their hearts and few...
    evan003 evan003 18-21, F Jul 21

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    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 2 Responses Jul 21

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    I would tell myself that what matters

    now won't matter in 5 years. That not everyone you think will be around forever is. Cherish every moment as it comes and don't worry about tomorrow. Moments soon become memories and not every memory can be lived. Give second chances, accept that the past is passed and you can't...
    bethscottt bethscottt 18-21, F Nov 18, 2014

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    To my past self, please make sure you think

    so many times before making any decisions. Don't be impulsive and be sure you use your brain to be balanced with your emotions!
    Asereht Asereht 31-35, F 2 Responses May 27

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    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

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    I would say to myself 15 years ago.

    This isn't the right way to become a man, you are heading for disaster.
    WokenandOpen WokenandOpen 31-35, M 1 Response Jul 21

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    Be careful, know where you are

    and what you are doing, don't run away from people who like you, and absolutely finish your job right away rather than holding it off.
    asert12345678 asert12345678 31-35, M 1 Response Jul 21

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    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

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    Hey Me

    Don't be afraid, this is a message sent by yourself from the future. You're atleast 5 when you get this so I'm going to give you some tips of what you should do. When you're chasing your friend in a game of water tag, walk past the car. When you come accross your very first bully...
    Timster91 Timster91 22-25, M 1 Response Sep 15, 2008

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