21 Middle-Aged Women Share One Piece of Advice They Wish to Give Their Younger Selves About Life

21 Middle-Aged Women Share One Piece of Advice They Wish to Give Their Younger Selves About Life

We wish life would come with an instruction manual. However, the biggest teacher in life is experience, isn't it?

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Editor's Note: This article was originally published on February 24, 2020, and has since been updated.

It must have been hard for you to struggle the many hurdles life keeps throwing your way and still keep going. But look where you have reached! You are at a more stable phase in your life and you have attained that with a lot of effort and courage, and of course, a lot of trials and errors. But there was a time when you needed guidance and direction. Today, do you look back at your younger self and tell them one thing that would have saved you from some grave situations and decisions?


While your journey is an appreciable one and all the things that you have gone through make you the person that you are today, but standing at this phase of your life, do you ever ask yourself this question: "I wish I knew better"? Well, if you do, what is that one thing you would tell your younger, say a 20-something self if given a chance? Now that you have faced your challenges, seen your struggles, and know good from bad, how will you have motivated your younger self at a time when nothing seemed right.

A user named Nyasha Junior posted a question on Twitter asking women who are over 40 what pieces of advice they would give to their 20-something selves and the replies will warm your hearts. Some of them were brutally honest, some funny but there was one thing common in all of them - it could be beneficial to everyone today.





Our stories make us powerful and empower others. When we bring forth our stories it not only liberates us but inspires so many of us. So let's take a look at some of the sassiest replies which will be of the common good!


1. Prioritize yourself


2. Learn to say NO



3. Don't entertain lies


4. Recognize your strengths




5. Don't make yourself irrelevant just to feed someone else's ego


6. Take care of yourself



7. Face the reality


8. Embrace your uniqueness



9. Be your own right person


10. Learn to trust your instincts and listen to yourself


11. Move on...


12. Accept yourself


13. Never apologize for being who you are


14. Be financially independent (so important!)


15. Ignore the noise


16. Trust yourself


17. Smile when YOU want, period


18. Nurture yourself


19. If not now, when?


20. You don't NEED a man


21. You are the boss


What about you? What advice do you wish to give your younger self?