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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. 1,420 People

    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'd tell myself to be more careful,

    and have tried to go to the rude doctor more often, despite the attitude.
    Cadiaaya Cadiaaya 26-30, F May 7

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    I should have had some martial arts training

    so I could really kick some @$$ !
    iCuriousBabe iCuriousBabe 41-45, F 6 Responses 6 days ago

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

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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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    I would say not to worry about

    so many things, and don't worry about what other people think of you.
    curiousgeorge898 curiousgeorge898 36-40, M May 7

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    Some situations such be avoided through common

    sense.. Don't always look for divine signs. God won't do for you what you can do yourself.
    secretheartpanda secretheartpanda 22-25, F 5 days ago

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    Simple

    Don't hold back.
    Tummie Tummie 26-30, M 7 Responses Dec 11, 2009

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    Laugh more. Stop caring about people

    who only used you and try no not mope around all the day
    ChubbyFox ChubbyFox 18-21, M 1 Response May 7

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    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 4 Responses Dec 10, 2009

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    surround ur self with positive things.

    don't give anyone or anything the power over u to hurt u. Make a habit of staying positive. happiness is inner peace n success is doing what ever that will mantinain that happiness. I will my old self this tips bcoz its the map I found for a good life
    candles700 candles700 22-25, F 2 Responses May 12

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    To put down the razor,

    smile and believe in myself more, I would tell myself to not care what everyone was saying and to tell everyone that didn't believe in me to **** off! I would tell myself to eat more and to not grow up so fast.
    EricaAudrey22 EricaAudrey22 18-21, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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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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    first and foremost, make peace with yourself.

    eat healthy, workout, read, read and read. I'm 29 and I have found my life and the meaning of living since I started to make peace with myself and started my health& fitness journey. I wished I started when I was younger
    EmmaM86 EmmaM86 26-30, F May 7

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    1) if you decide to cut,

    start with your thighs. 2) actually, don't cut at all. 3) if your mother tries to take your laptop for seven months, and you have so many webcomics to catch up on, don't delete your account. read that ****. 4) back up everything.
    callmenathan callmenathan 18-21, F May 7

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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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    Stay away from ever downloading EP.

    Although that may be a bad/good thing.
    astronautstarz astronautstarz 16-17, M May 9

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    I wish I spoke out and wasn't

    so shy :/ would've helped a lot
    rhiamia rhiamia 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 2

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    Don't do hard drugs, go to college,

    don't break up with Jason, don't smoke. Don't take BS from anyone, Dont get ect.
    Ang012685 Ang012685 26-30, F May 7

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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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    dreshany dreshany 41-45, F 2 Responses Nov 10, 2014

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    To my past self - stop doing what is expected

    from you and do whatever makes you happy!
    Ajerdna1 Ajerdna1 36-40, F 6 days ago

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    Don't ever base current decisions about a

    friend on the history you have with them. See things for what they are and call them out. Stand your ground and believe you have the strength to face the worst that life or love can dish out. There is enough happiness in the world that you don't have to be miserable to make...
    Etdos Etdos 41-45, M 2 Responses May 11

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    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

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    don't get bored and ask google how does a girl

    find am army guy like in dear John. you will find a website called ep and you will have nothing but problems lol
    CallmeHopelessNotRomantic CallmeHopelessNotRomantic 36-40, F 6 days ago

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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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    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 a week ago

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    I would tell her not to be

    so trusting towards everyone.
    whitesunshine87 whitesunshine87 46-50, F 8 Responses Mar 3

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    secretheartpanda secretheartpanda 22-25, F 5 days ago

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    Dont fall in love too soon.

    Go to college. Believe in yourself. None of it will matter so dont sweat it!!!! Keep dancing!!! Take a chance everyone u crushed on admitted later they woulda dated u. Go for it! Seize the day!!!
    Hearta Hearta 36-40, F 2 Responses Jan 28

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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...
    Decade91 Decade91 22-25, M 1 Response Sep 15, 2008

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    nstar1983 nstar1983 31-35, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    You aren't as ugly as you think.

    You don't need to prove yourself to anyone. It's not okay to let someone hurt you. It's okay to cry. It's okay to show weakness. It's okay to say, "Stop." You are worth so much more than this.
    adianoeta adianoeta 26-30, F 4 Responses Mar 2

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    It all works out from here.

    .. you'll see... just wait...
    IndecisiveLateBloomer IndecisiveLateBloomer 18-21, F May 17

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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 26-30, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I would say, think not of the future.

    Rather, think of the immediate present. For alas, those are the thoughts and actions, that which will shape and mold the rest of my life. Secondly, allow others to own whatever they happen to be good at doing in what ever field they are involved in. Such that, I may not waste...
    magnum64 magnum64 46-50, M May 7

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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 31-35, F 6 days ago

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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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    Don't listen to your mother

    and follow your dreams. Seek counselling for the abuse now.
    singlemom1254 singlemom1254 36-40 May 7

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    thehappyrancher thehappyrancher 41-45, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    For gods sake, I know how hard life is

    but don't binge eat. Everything just gets worse from there....idiot. why did you do it?! You had so many friends and you hurt them so badly...now you're alone, fat and depressed...**** you, you stupid little kid!! HOW didn't you expect this!? ALL YOU EVER DID AND DO IS **** UP...
    goldenlord52 goldenlord52 13-15, M May 7

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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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    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses May 7

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    To my past self, If I were given the chance to

    talk to you, I just want to tell you that you should also think of yourself too instead of always thinking about others. There would come a time where you'll find yourself empty. Most people only think of themselves. They mostly only care about what you can give them. Find...
    LavenderHart009 LavenderHart009 18-21, F 6 days ago

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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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