Maria Valaskatzis advice

Have you ever wondered,  if you could go back in time, what would you do differently. What advice would you give your younger self if you had the chance. I am having hot flushes just sitting here writing this blog  thinking about all the mistakes I made in my early life, always having the notion that I knew best. And worst yet thinking I will be forever young. Hmmm… how sadly delusional.

My advice to my younger self :

  1. School is important and its something we all have to go through, but really, don’t kill yourself. Enjoy your childhood, it only happens once in your life time.
  2. Its not the end of the world, life will always be filled with ups and downs. Take each at your own stride.
  3. Exercise girlfriend! That metabolism does not last forever. Try to eat healthy foods and drink water.
  4. Accept yourself the way you are, you are unique and intentional. Don’t try to fit into society’s moulds. It will damage you more than you will ever know.
  5. Listen to your parents. They are the only people that will love you unconditionally. You may not understand their actions no, but I promise you, it will all make sense.
  6. Dont trust everyone, not everyone has good intentions for you. Trust, but be wise.
  7. Travel, it is only through travel that you open up your mind to possibilities. See the world, and let the world see you.
  8. Learn to forgive. Holding on to negativity destroys your peace, so forgive not for the other person, but for your own happiness.
  9. Don’t be too serious about life, laugh as often as you can, but more importantly, learn to laugh at yourself.
  10. Don’t be afraid to fall in love. Love with all your heart because the most precious feeling is to love and be loved.
  11. Your heart will be broken…sorry baby girl. But life goes on. Dust off the pain because as God is my witness, the sun always shines again.
  12. Sometimes bad things happen to good people, don’t worry yourself about making sense of this. Life is such and you can not control it.
  13. Pray, always pray, live in gratitude.
  14. Don’t take advice from people that have no idea about what they are talking about.
  15. Don’t go to bed upset, never allow anything to occupy space in your head that negative.
  16. And most importantly, you are your own best friend. Live your life the way you want and have no regrets.

How different would life be the second time around?


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