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If you could rewind the clock...

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bubblyjoyce1 Thu 22-Mar-18 10:41:21

What one piece of advice would you give your younger self? I think I'd have to say to stop worrying about my size and to embrace my youthful body - it's definitely not what it once was!

goldengirl Thu 22-Mar-18 10:58:37

No experience - good or bad - is ever wasted

Marydoll Thu 22-Mar-18 11:08:31

Live for the moment, don't put things off until later. It may be too late to fulfill your dreams.

Bridgeit Thu 22-Mar-18 11:17:48

Don’t ignore ones own hopes & expectations in order to appease others.

M0nica Thu 22-Mar-18 11:31:38

What age would you define as 'younger self'?

Greyduster Thu 22-Mar-18 11:34:15

Don’t take up fly fishing - you’ll never have any money!

NanaandGrampy Thu 22-Mar-18 11:43:57

Saving for your retirement is not an option its a necessity .

farview Thu 22-Mar-18 12:12:22

Just always be true to yourself!

Anniebach Thu 22-Mar-18 12:18:45

Go on, Find the courage to enter Holy Orders

FarNorth Thu 22-Mar-18 12:26:38

Go to university and do languages. It'll open up a whole new world!

bubblyjoyce1 Thu 22-Mar-18 12:39:32

20s/30s?

Teetime Thu 22-Mar-18 13:28:58

Dont defer to men.

NanKate Thu 22-Mar-18 14:05:12

Don’t try and keep pleasing others, make up your own mind.

Oldwoman70 Thu 22-Mar-18 14:10:18

It's not the end of the world if you tell people you can't or don't want to do what they want. I spent a lot of my life being a "people pleaser". I still am to a certain extent but have now learned to say no when I want to.

M0nica Thu 22-Mar-18 15:05:46

I would never give myself advice, because, contrarian that I am, I would promptly ignore it and do the opposite and, generally, I have done best in life when I have ignored advice.

Dontaskme Thu 22-Mar-18 16:12:08

Move far far away from everyone and everything you now know

KatyK Thu 22-Mar-18 18:55:37

Be brave - don't let your upbringing make you so fearful.

tinaf1 Thu 22-Mar-18 18:59:59

Am with Bridgeit & Nankate

pollyperkins Fri 23-Mar-18 10:03:21

I would never have listened!

Coconut Fri 23-Mar-18 10:04:51

Never let a fool kiss you or a kiss fool you !

lovebeigecardigans1955 Fri 23-Mar-18 10:07:11

Listen to that 'inner voice' and take heed, don't push it aside. That would have saved me an awful lot of trouble!

David1968 Fri 23-Mar-18 10:20:15

Never rely on a man to use contraception.....

sarahellenwhitney Fri 23-Mar-18 10:28:35

Stand up to my domineering mother .
Looking back makes me realise what a wimp I was.

marionk Fri 23-Mar-18 10:30:28

I too would tell myself to be brave, stand up to my mother and believe in myself despite her.

raggyanna Fri 23-Mar-18 10:40:27

Of course I regret odd things but as someone has already said all experiences have something to teach us. I married at 19, lived in Western Canada for several years, had 3 lovely children, my husband died suddenly at 50. Had a few years trying different things I had wanted to do....children all grown up and left home....met a wonderful woman who changed my life, we have been together for 20 years. We are very lucky, my children and grandchildren love her very much. So I think it is better to travel with an open mind, sad and happy times are enriching and make us who we are!