What would you tell your younger self?

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Recently I had the opportunity to give my daughter some of my wisdom in hopes that it would help her navigate her life better. It got me thinking about an exercise I had done a few years go that had me answer the following question:

“If you could give your younger self some advice what would it be?”

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So I decided to take a couple minutes and do this again.

  

And this is what I came up with…  

  • You are enough. Remember you are a human being not a human doing.
  • Never Settle!
  • Challenging times will make you grow.
  • Don’t let anyone ever dull your sparkle.
  • Have compassion for yourself, making mistakes shows you are trying.
  • Everything will be OK. Don’t sweat the small stuff.
  • Never lose your enthusiasm for life.
  • Try new things.
  • Be kind to everyone. You never know who might really need it.
  • Trust your gut!
  • You are loved!

I love this quick exercise because it’s like a love note to myself whenever I might be feeling shades of self-doubt or need encouragement. I can look at this list and remind myself it will all be okay.

So now it’s your turn.

 

I invite you to take 5 minutes to do this simple exercise.

All you need is a pen and paper, or your computer. I want you to think about the mini-you. Write a note to that awesome kid. What would you tell him or her?

 What advice would you give her/him to get through a tough time? Or perhaps some encouragement to take a leap of faith. 

I hope you find this exercise helpful when you are in need of a little nurturing advice. Who better from then the person who knows you best?

 

To the awesome kids in all of us, may they never be forgotten.

 

 

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