In part one of “What I Wish I Knew When I Was Young”, I talked about some foundational ideas, the building blocks to life: self-confidence, -love, and -awareness; cultivating relationships; and embracing your mistakes. Here’s part two of what I wish I’d learned a little sooner.
“Getting out of your comfort zone – having to push yourself. If you’re feeling comfortable, you’re probably not pushing yourself enough. Whether that’s with life, with love, with family, or work. I think it’s important to get to a place where you’re happy and you enjoy what you do, and you feel balanced in that way, but not where you’re too comfortable. Because then you’re not necessarily pushing yourself enough to grow.” -Alissa Rumsey, R.D.
You ever wish you could go back in time just so you could have a conversation with your younger self to let her know everything you know today? Ah, if only I could turn back time to teach her all the things I’ve learned up until now: the things I wish I knew when I was young.
Changing your negative mood into a positive one takes introspection, and the ability to look at your situation from a new perspective. It’s not impossible – it can be done. You just have to be willing to look beyond the surface to get inside yourself, understand and change the scenario.