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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. 2,218 People

    Don't sweat the small stuff.

    And don't pick up that ******* cigarette!! lol
    KaskadingKoquette KaskadingKoquette 26-30, F 5 Responses Nov 19, 2015

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    -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

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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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    "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 3 Responses Aug 31, 2015

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    My advice to my past :- Buddy you were good

    but the best is yet to come
    Calmsoul Calmsoul 22-25, M Dec 31, 2015

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    Don't give up college

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

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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 1 Response Jul 21, 2015

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    Relax, Take your time

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

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    Just please give up. Like please.

    What you're doing, thinking, or feeling or whatever is not sad. It's actually pathetic. *slaps past self* Christ, man-up already.
    ChiMasta ChiMasta 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 28, 2015

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    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.
    Ridingtonewyork Ridingtonewyork 18-21, F 6 Responses Nov 27, 2015

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    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 1 Response Jan 21

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    don't waste time with people

    who don't care about you.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jan 17

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    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

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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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    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

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    Christuner666 Christuner666 26-30, M 1 Response Jan 17

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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.
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Nov 26, 2013

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    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

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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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    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

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    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...
    oncemoreuntothebreech oncemoreuntothebreech 36-40, M 2 Responses Jan 18

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    I would tell her not to be

    so trusting towards everyone.
    whitesunshine87 whitesunshine87 51-55, F 6 Responses Mar 3, 2015

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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 Jun 24, 2015

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    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 16-17, F 2 Responses Dec 28, 2015

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    simpleandpossible simpleandpossible 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 17

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    BadTasteInc BadTasteInc 22-25, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    chin up buttercup ,no scratch that.

    ...chin ups NO buttercups
    Rain0069 Rain0069 26-30, F 4 Responses Jan 18

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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 2 Responses Sep 19, 2009

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    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

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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 2 Responses Jul 22, 2015

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    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 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 21

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    I'd tell myself I am gay

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

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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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    Probably "Stop trying to fit in".

    my life would be perfect rn if I took that advice earlier 😕
    Destiel67 Destiel67 18-21, F Jan 18

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    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

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    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 1 Response Jan 17

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    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

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    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

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    interested1991 interested1991 22-25, M 1 Response Jan 28

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

    You will suffer the consequences!
    minisuko minisuko 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 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 9 Responses Jun 14, 2015

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    I'd bitchslap myself

    for being so stupid
    Totalwar1214 Totalwar1214 16-17, M 1 Response Mar 2, 2015

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    jai09 jai09 18-21, F Jan 18

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    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

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    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

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