Stop worrying about what everyone thinks about you, they’re far too busy worrying about their own problems. So you would rather stay at home in your new PJ’s and watch that animal documentary with your dad and a large pizza, instead of going to *that* super cool college party… You don’t have to be exactly the same as everyone else, do your own thing and enjoy it, you’ll thank yourself later.
2. Bin the Maybelline dream matte mousse foundation.
Put it down.
It’s five shades too dark for your skin tone and you’ve already got (at least) three layers of it on your face already. It won’t help your acne, we’ve all been there. Back away from the pot of dream matte mousse.
3. Drag that Sims desktop icon to the recycle bin.
Un-install the Sims, go outside, be more active. Stop spending your nights on MSN messenger, signing in and out all night
trying to get that boys attention you’ll see your friends again tomorrow, they can wait for now.
4. Appreciate your parents more.
They only want what’s best for you…You may think they’re invincible now and that they’ll be around until the end of time, but they won’t. Thank them more often, let them know you love them, just little things, they will make a big difference.
5. Try to have a little more confidence.
For god sake, stop getting a bob the minute your hair goes back, you’ll end up in tears every time. Stop walking around with your head down and your iPod on, your horrendous acne disappears so working on lifting your head up. Try to love yourself a little more instead of always looking for the negatives.
6. Everyone’s just winging it…
Try not to pass out when you cut your legs to pieces in the bathroom because you didn’t use shaving cream on your legs. Your hair will be so many colours but you’ll always go back to blonde in the end. Dad forgives you in the end for dying it jet black, don’t sweat it. You’ll figure out that you can’t sleep in your make up or not wear the gloves when you apply fake tan… you’ll get there.
7. Don’t do things because it’s considered ‘cool’
Stop going to the sun beds in your college dinner hour, they are cancer boxes. It’s okay that you don’t like to drink, you’ll probably save yourself from doing some pretty embarrassing things. Good on you for resisting trying cigarettes, you’ll be even more convinced when you see your best friend throw up all over her shoes shortly after she has her first puff…super cool, not.
8. Be nice to people.
Stop walking around with that bitchy resting face of yours…Make the effort with your friends and family, be the person to text or call first, smile more, do something nice on a daily basis no matter how small. You will feel so much better for doing this. It really is nice to be nice.
9. Enjoy life before the internet.
*makes dial up connection sound* Gone are the days of being shouted at because someone picked up the house phone whilst you were browsing the world wide web. Social media is everywhere, it will become a part of your everyday life. Enjoy your food… before you have to instagram it before eating it.
10. Stop trying to make the ‘life plan’ happen.
Nothing in life will go the way you plan, usually anyways. Focus on the main important things, and you will be okay. You don’t have to have the next ten years of your life planned out in extreme detail. Things change all the time, you can’t plan your life, you just have to make the best of what you’ve got!
I tried to keep this as light hearted as possible, whilst still getting in some serious points that I would tell my younger self. What do you think? How many of these ring a bell, when it comes to your teenage years? what would you tell your younger self?