To wonder what you would tell your teenage self?

(62 Posts)
user1473509591 Wed 02-Nov-16 17:23:17

This thread has probably been done before but I'm just curious. Was listening to an old play list that I used to live at 15 and it's amazing how angsty I used to be (Papa Roach - Last Resort used to be like the soundtrack of my life). Ide tell myself that it'll be okay. Mental health will always be a part of my life, but I'll learn to cope with it better. Don't move out, go to uni.

Pyjamaface Wed 02-Nov-16 17:24:49

Stop being a dick

MrsMontgomerySmythe Wed 02-Nov-16 17:25:42

Sadly mine would be "spend more time with your mum" - I lost her during my mid teens.

Pyjamaface Wed 02-Nov-16 17:25:56

That was to my teenage self

Not you OP [blush[ grin

Iamcheeseman Wed 02-Nov-16 17:26:20

Stop being a twat. work harder. Stop wasting days in bed doing naff all.

user1473509591 Wed 02-Nov-16 17:26:43

pyjama I did have a slight 'you what' moment then but then I remembered what I asked 😂😂

ImperialBlether Wed 02-Nov-16 17:27:02

"See that bloke over there? Don't go anywhere near him."

iklboo Wed 02-Nov-16 17:27:44

Do NOT go out with him under any circumstances. He's not what he seems and will make the next 14 years an absolute misery.

MerryInthechelseahotel Wed 02-Nov-16 17:29:00

Don't do it! It's crazy and not normal!!!

CQ Wed 02-Nov-16 17:29:19

Don't go on that diet. You are gorgeous.

Ebbenmeowgi Wed 02-Nov-16 17:30:11

Be brave, be kind, don't be afraid to fail. Also that everything is temporary and the bad times will pass and so much happiness is coming.

Runny Wed 02-Nov-16 17:31:31

You are really slim and pretty, no fat and revolting as you think you are.

Katy07 Wed 02-Nov-16 17:32:29

'You have Asperger's'. And 'don't even start eating cakes and biscuits!' smile

JellyBelli Wed 02-Nov-16 17:32:31

Open your own savings account in your own name only, get your money away from them.

Jinglebellsandv0dka Wed 02-Nov-16 17:33:13

You are capable of so much more

WingsofNylon Wed 02-Nov-16 17:33:52

Same as imperial

oldlaundbooth Wed 02-Nov-16 17:38:37

Join the police or do medicine at uni.

Instead I did a BA and chased unsuitable men grin

BUT I could write a book about my life experiences grin

madein1995 Wed 02-Nov-16 17:39:05

Stop worrying about your weight - you are lovely as you are
Stop trying to please people and stand up for yourself more
Be nicer to your poor mother - don't take everything out on her and stop causing her so much worry
Revise for GCSE maths. Otherwise you'll end up paying over 100 quid of your own money when you're in uni to pay for resits

HelloConfidenceAreYouThere Wed 02-Nov-16 17:39:07

Be brave and have an adventure.

Ignore everything mum says about your appearance - you are pretty, slim and smart.

Make more effort with your friends - you're going to need them.

leanback Wed 02-Nov-16 17:41:08

You're not a stupid fuck up, you will get happier and not everything is your fault.

Sometimes I get quite teary eyed when I remember just how much I hated myself.

CigarsofthePharoahs Wed 02-Nov-16 17:42:33

Don't do maths A level. You'll end up stressed out.
In fact don't bother with physics or chemistry either. I know everyone thinks you ought to do them but you'll hate it and end up doing a degree you hate and you'll end up very ill. Do the arts subjects you love.
See your GP. The way you're feeling isn't 'normal'. You're not just a bit sensitive. Its clinical depression.
The bullies are irrelevant. Their pointless lives and the crape they spout are irrelevant. Soon they won't be a part of your life at all. School is such a short time.
Stop wearing flares, you look daft.

Msqueen33 Wed 02-Nov-16 17:44:02

Travel more. Respect that your opinions are good enough and that your mum doesn't know everything and you don't need her approval. You probably have aspergers and your mum isn't especially support around your mh. Don't settle for just anyone or you'll be stuck in a marriage with three kids and can't find a way to leave.

Enjoy your life and stop worrying.

CigarsofthePharoahs Wed 02-Nov-16 17:44:12

Crape?
Crap. Bloody autocorrect.

MangoMoon Wed 02-Nov-16 17:46:39

I would play myself Baz Luhrman's 'Sunscreen' song.
It came out when I was 24 and is the best advice ever!

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=sTJ7AzBIJoI

marvelousdcomics Wed 02-Nov-16 17:48:48

- You're perfect the way you are. You don't need to starve or hurt yourself.
- Get out of bed and do something
- Be proud if who you are, even if no one else is
- Love yourself
- Ditch those 'friends'

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