Five Things I Would Tell My Younger Self

1. Sleep
While sleep is still in your favour -- take daily afternoon naps, appreciate early bedtimes and enjoy waking up late on weekends and school holidays. When you become an adult especially when you enter the workforce, sleep will be an expensive commodity. Let's not get into the time when you become a parent, by that time sleep is a luxury.  

2. Spend time with the right people who are worth it
The time we spend with people we love is always well spent. Play with your siblings while you can. Hug your dad. Say 'I love you' to your mom. Help family with household chores. Eat meals together. Travel and explore the world. Bond with your friends. Make fun memories. You never know where your career might bring you in the future, so savour the moment with them.
Family is not an important thing, it's everything. --Michael J. Fox

3. Stop trying to impress others
You are fearfully and wonderfully made by God --Psalm 139:4
The earlier you realise this, the lighter your life will be. Give up on what others will think about you, not because you don't care but because these people don't. It's such a waste of time. Focus your energy on how God accepted and loved you even at your worst. You can't do anything more or less for God to love you more.

4. It's okay to make mistakes
The biggest mistake you could ever make is being too afraid to make one. Take risks, if ever you stumble, get back up and try again. Mistakes are proof that you are trying, just don't make the same mistake twice. Learn from it.

5. Keep going
Even if you don't know what lies ahead, just keep going. Attend that class with terror professor, believe me you might encounter worse than that when you have an unreasonable manager. Prepare and come to that interview, the first step to getting hired is showing up.


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