Sunday, 15 March 2015

10 things my older self would tell me

Hello,

After reading many '10 things I would tell my younger self' posts, most recently Milk Bubble Tea, I starting thinking about what I think my older self would wish she could tell me now. I'm not sure if this has been done before, probably by someone somewhere, but I was quite proud of myself for coming up with this haha

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So here is my list of 10 things my older self would probably want to tell me now:


  1. Just sit down and read those books that you want to read, stop putting it off, you'll regret it later if you don't read them now.
  2. Get out the house and go for runs more often, you know you want to and you know it will help you reach your goals more quickly!
  3. Stop comparing yourself to others, I know this is common advice but you'll be able to love yourself more if you focus on yourself and not on what others are achieving or what they look like.
  4. Get out of your comfort zone more often, it'll be good practice for the future.
  5. Eat as well as you can most of the time, but please don't forget to treat yourself sometimes, and definitely do not feel guilty about it afterwards.
  6. Wear whatever you want to wear, gym tops with slogans like 'drop it like a squat', interesting tops, dresses, whatever and stop caring what people might think about it, if you like it, wear it!
  7. Stay strong because it really does get better.
  8. Stop spending your money on things that you don't really need, you need to save!
  9. Yes Netflix is great but you are allowed to go do other things, even if it is still at home or especially if it's meeting up with friends outside of the house!
  10. Never be ashamed of the things you like/love, who cares if you're probably too old for Disney movies and cuddly toys, who cares if some people don't like your music taste, it is all what makes up you and you are unique and amazing!

Okay so I don't actually know what my future self would wish that she could tell me now but I imagine it would be something like that. They are all things that I need to be doing but I'm too good at procrastinating and staying in my comfort zone of my bed and Netflix.
Maybe I'll try to work harder at these!

For now, thank you and goodbye,
Emily
xx

10 comments:

  1. Lovely post Emily. I love this idea too. I've always thought that one day I will be that older wiser more confident person, that one day I will wake up a grown up but you've just shown how it's really done! I totally agree with so many of these too!

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    1. Thank you!
      Yeah I'm waiting for the day I feel more grown up haha
      Thanks :)
      Emily
      xx

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  2. This was such an adorable and inspiring post! Who can resist Disney movies and cuddly toys?! My inner child will never die <3
    xxx

    She Will Be

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    1. Awh thank you!
      I agree :)
      Emily
      xx

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  3. A great idea for a post! All the things you said basically apply to me too haha x

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    1. Thanks!
      Haha good to know I'm not alone!
      Emily
      xx

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  4. Reaching out of your comfort zone is such a good one, along with stop comparing yourself to others. I think these are relevant for all ages.

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    1. Yeah I think they are too, definitely need to work on them so I don't have regrets!
      Emily
      xx

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  5. Thank you very much for this post! It’s really interesting!
    Fell in love with your blog! You did a great job!

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