Growing up is hard. Here are ten things I wish someone told me while I was growing up.
Do things for yourself.
This might sound so selfish but you’ll be happier in the end if you do things for yourself instead of doing it for others.
Take care of your skin.
You’ll thank me when you’re older. Moisturize, cleanse and exfoliate your face.
Be loyal to your family.
Never take them for granted. They will always be there for you, no matter what.
Surround yourself with positive people.
Don’t waste your time and energy on negative and useless things. Focus on the good and surround yourself with people who help you maintain a positive aura.
Do your best in school.
You probably won’t need everything you learn in school but studying well instills within you a sense of discipline that can never be taught elsewhere.
Take care of your heart.
Don’t just give it to anyone. Take your time and get to know yourself first before giving your heart away. You can only fall in love with your whole heart once.
Smoking is not cool.
See all those ads and movies encouraging you to smoke? Don’t fall for it. Smoking kills you and others around you. Be wise!
Take care of your reputation.
Nobody ever really says this, “I don’t care what other people say about me”, and means it. Believe me, take care of your reputation. Don’t do something your future self will hate you for.
Don’t give in to peer pressure.
I know it’s so much easier said than done. If you ever give in, try to stop before it’s too late. Always remember: DO THINGS FOR YOURSELF.
Above all else, do this. Remember that this is your life and you only have one shot at it. Always love yourself. All of you, flaws and all.