What advice would you give yourself at 21?

I went to a 21st birthday party last weekend and it got me thinking, what advice would I give my 21 year old self?

I think I’d say: 

  • Stop dieting, you’re beautiful enough as you are and it won’t make you any happier.
  • Surround yourself with people that believe in you and make you want to be a better person.
  • Care less about what people think about you (see points above).

Unfortunately, I can’t go back and give myself some wisdom, but what I can do is imagine what 90 year old me say to me now.

I imagine it might be: 

  • Find joyful movement, do it every day and stretch a lot.
  • Tell your friends every time you think of them, you don’t know how much they might need you.
  • It’s never too late to do something else. Let your age be an enabler not a barrier.
  • Be even kinder than you feel, you don’t know people’s struggles.

This is a technique that I use a lot when I’m coaching. It encourages a thinker to tap into the wisdom they already have.

What about you?

What advice would you give yourself at 21?

What advice would 90 year old you give you now?

Click reply and let me know. I’ll share them anonymously on LinkedIn to inspire others to live their best life.

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