1.) Stop comparing yourself to other people. You are your own person and should never measure yourself to someone who isn't you and hasn't been through the same things as you have.
2.) Your life doesn't have to be perfect for you to be happy. The best times can happen when not everything is alright and it's okay to laugh and feel alive when not everything is peachy keen.
3.) It's okay to say no. You don't have to please everyone, and never do something to please others when it makes you unhappy.
4.) Don't let other people's opinions change you. At the end of the day you'll be laying with yourself so do the things that make you happy, and not what makes other people happy.
5.) You don't need to have it all figured out right now. Other people have no idea what they're doing either, so don't stress if you don't have it all figured out right now.
6.) Pour your heart out before it's too late. If you don't take emotional risks you may never get the one thing you want the most.
7.) Do more of what you love. Read a book, watch a movie, create.
8.) Do everything you've ever dreamed about while you can. Nothing is ever too big to accomplish, so dream big and do it all.
9.) Nothing comes to those who don't work. Free passes don't exist in the real world, it takes hard work and dedication to achieve what you want, so get working.
10.) Don't be so hard on yourself. Your'e just one person whose trying their hardest, so lighten up on the critique.
11.) Life is worth living. There's so much beauty to be seen and so much love in the world to waste it on negative thoughts and feelings.
12.) Holding grudges is a waste of time. Those people who you hold grudges for are people too, so spread kindness and just be nice to everyone.
13.) It's okay to be selfish sometimes. You need to look out for yourself and do what's right for you, and do it without reservations.
14.) Spend time with the people you care about. They don't have all the time in the world, and neither do you, so cherish the time you have.
15.) Sometimes you need to care for yourself when no one else will. You can't always depend on others to take take of yourself, so you need to learn how to do it by yourself.
16.) Even when it feels like it won't, things will get better. So keep your head up and look towards the better days that will follow.
17.) Love deeply and with all your heart. Love without reservation and fear, love everyone and everything in your life. You never know a good thing till it's gone.
18.) Roll down the windows and blast the music, sing till you no longer can. The simple things in life are sometimes the best so don't take them for granted.
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