What would you say to your younger self if you could whisper in your own ear when you were in your teens, twenties or later? If you’re old enough to remember when Microsoft was first on the market before all the splits and price increase? Would you study for a different line of work or make other life choice changes? Would you change your diet and start eating healthier? You can’t turn back time, but that shouldn’t stop you from using your wisdom to move forward.
Unless you’re giving yourself stock tips or winning lottery numbers, you still can make those changes.
Aside from the potential to have insider information on the movement of stock or the actual numbers for the lottery, you can still make the changes you’d tell your younger self to change. If there’s an area in your life that makes you unhappy, there’s no better time than now to give yourself advice and take it. If you’re unhappy in your work, identify what you’d really like to do. While you might not be able to become a professional ball player if you’re past forty or don’t have the talent, there are many other jobs that would suit your interests and make you smile more. Maybe the problem isn’t the job, but the place you’re working. Identify what makes you happy and start a plan to make the changes to get there.
Are you lacking energy?
Do you get adequate sleep at night? If the answer is yes, you might consider a program of regular exercise. The body is amazing. The more you work it, the stronger it gets and the more energy you have. While you can’t go back in time, right now might be the perfect time to start a program of exercise. If you have health issues, check with your health care specialist first. For those who are severely out of shape, start slowly until you can workout for at least a half hour. One gentleman who had life threatening obesity could only walk for a few minutes when he started. Little by little he built the time to an hour. He shed pound, improved his health, but it wasn’t overnight. It took months. Have patience while you’re building your energy level.
Would you tell your younger self to eat healthier?
Start now! If you’re already eating healthy, congratulations! You can’t change the past, but you’re giving yourself a far healthier future. Eating healthy provides so many nutrients for the body and has boosts the immune system, while also preventing serious conditions, such as high blood pressure, heart disease and diabetes.
- If you’re facing a serious condition, such as high blood pressure, diabetes or osteoporosis, there’s a good chance that you can help control it with a program of healthy eating and exercise. Start today!
- Would you tell yourself not to smoke? It’s hard to quit, but if you’d give your younger self that advice, it’s time to take it yourself.
- If you’d tell yourself not to sweat the small stuff and mellow out, you probably know the dangers of stress. Learning how to control stress through meditation or other technique will help you live a longer life.
- Would you tell yourself to create a healthy schedule that includes adequate sleep and regular mealtimes? Make sure you’re doing that now!