What would you go back and tell your younger self?
We all have moments when we think back to a time in life and smile. For whatever reason, we smile because it takes us back to perhaps a simpler time, a quieter time, or a time when we were not responsible for our actions and “life was good”.
We may also realize that we are older, and we could have done a few things differently when we were younger that might have changed our outcome today. So, what would you tell your younger self?
Would you tell her of all the struggles she will encounter and how she can overcome them because of the experience as you have today? And would you tell her to live life to the fullest every single day and never look back?
There are things in my life that I have done and decisions I have made that led me to be the person I am today. I have struggled in the past with weight, stress, and physical inability. Almost 12 years ago, I was severely overweight and stressed at work. I was not able to do many things physically because I couldn’t move around without being in pain or becoming winded. It was then that I decided I needed to change, and I took charge of my life. I made the changes needed to lose weight, stop the stress at work and through those things I became physically and mentally healthy.
My perspective is looking back on that now is that I probably should have done it 10 years sooner, but I wasn’t ready to seek help then. I didn’t think anything needed changing until I realized that I was getting older, and I needed to start being wiser and healthier.
Through making changes, staying emotionally aware of my behavior, actions, and mental self-talk I was able to make the changes I needed in order to be a healthier me.
If you are ready to make those changes and want to be able to someday look back on the younger version of yourself and say congratulations, “you did it!” we should start the conversation today.