18 Words of Wisdom For 18-Year-Old Me

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  1. What other people think about you isn’t your business—and it’s a waste of energy to be worried about it. 
  2. There’s a big difference between real friends and people who make you feel good in the moment. Be careful which ones you give your time to.
  3. Food is fuel and your body is a machine. Eat well and take care of yourself. 
  4. You probably won’t stick to the plan, and that’s okay. 
  5. Learn how to listen—you don’t always need to talk.
  6. Kindness goes a long way—give it out to everyone, even the ones who seem like they don’t deserve it. 
  7. Have fun your first year of college and don’t take things too seriously. It’s fine to relax a little and make some mistakes—that’s how you learn. 
  8. Put your ideas in motion because they’re worth it. 
  9. Travel more. 
  10. Say “I’m sorry” and “I messed up” more often. 
  11. At 18, most boys aren’t ready for something serious—and neither are you. Chill out. 
  12. You’re going to figure out exactly who you are, just keep making moves that feel good.
  13. Know your worth and stop saying “yes” to people who don’t value you. 
  14. Save more money. 
  15. Your GPA doesn’t actually matter as much as you think it does. 
  16. Set boundaries at the beginning of every new relationship—dating, friendship, business, and otherwise. Don’t let people cross them. Don’t let them be blurred. 
  17. You’re worthy, valuable, and powerful. 
  18. There is so much left to learn love—you’re just getting started.

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