Her feature article included Nine Things Salma Would Tell Her Younger Self. I enjoyed reading her advice, and thought you might find it interesting as well:
- Floss! Take care of your teeth.
- Don't worry too much or be discouraged by other people's opinions.
- Create some good habits, such as the way you eat and exercise.
- Don't waste time trying to impress the fools.
- Avoid drama, and don't spend your time talking about it or giving in to it.
- Count your blessings every day.
- Enjoy nature.
- Spend every second you can with your grandparents, and write down what they tell you. Film them if you can.
- Keep a diary. I wish I had written down all the beautiful things men have told me...and they meant it.
- I'm proud to say that I floss every day! For me, my mouth does not feel clean unless I do.
- If I got a penny for every time I worried, I'd be a million-billion-gazillionaire. I worry far too much. I wish I could relax a little and just live, but that doesn't seem very likely. In all honesty, I'm defined by my worrying.
- I'm working on creating good habits and learning that a lifestyle change can be good.
- I think we all try to impress the fools, but don't realize until it's too late that their opinions mean zip.
- I don't really have too much drama in my life so I'm grateful for that!
- I need to do this more...way more.
- I love nature. Except when it's 120 degrees outside and I'm getting bit by mosquitoes. Then I don't love nature so much.
- Unfortunately, I was not close to any of my grandparents...they had all died either before I was born or before I reached the age of 8, and we were in different states so I never had the "going to grandma's house for the weekend" experience.
- This blog is a diary, right? I'm good with this one :)
what advice would you tell your younger self?