Advice For My Younger Self

Advice for my younger self – is actually advice for myself right now.

Regret never solves anything.

Regret Never Solves Anything

Advice to my past self is advice to my future

If you could go back in time exactly 10 years and give yourself advice, what would you tell yourself?

I do not wish to change the past – because I feel that mistakes in the past, not just mistakes, all choices create us for who we are. But… if I could tell myself something 10 years ago – it would be to have more patience with my children. My oldest just turned 8 in June, so by going back 10 years, I’d be giving myself some time to figure out what patience truly is and how to develop it. And maybe how to conjure it on the fly. I could spend years regretting the choices that I have made. Rather than live with regret or even the same continued mistakes, I need to tell myself now:

HAVE MORE PATIENCE WITH YOUR KIDS

Even if I am 10 years late – I am not 10 years too late. Regret never helped anyone move forward so I can just start doing what I should.

BE MORE PATIENT WITH YOUR KIDS

There. I said it. In 10 years when I read this book, I won’t have wished that I could go back 20 years and do it. By the way, I just realized that I have just 10 more short years with my oldest.

Panic. Set. In. Now.

What great advice I learned from this writing prompt. My present self needs to listen to my past self to help my future self be a better person.

Listen to be better

What advice do you have for yourself, past, present or future?


I used Zambia Font from Creative Market for the graphics.

Like this writing prompt? I found it in this book:

 

2 thoughts on “Advice For My Younger Self”

  1. Oh my goodness. This spoke right to my heart. I’m a (relatively) new mom that’s trying Tony best to grow my patience. Thanks for showing it is possible!

    1. Thank you for your comment! Keep at it. And just because one day is a bad day, doesn’t mean that tomorrow has to be the same.

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