Gifts You Wish You Could Give To Your Younger Self
When you look back on your life it is easy to see critical points where a seemingly small decision ended up taking you down a completely new path. If you had made a slightly different decision it would have had a major change in the course that your life ended up taking. With hindsight being 20/20, it is easy to see now how important these little choices can be, but the younger version of yourself did not have the same clarity.
If you could go back in time and give yourself something that could end up changing your life what would you choose? Do you think the younger version of you would accept the gift (and use it) or would they most likely not believe your story of time travel and call the police on you?
Something that could have helped to change your life would be learning how to speak a new language. If you had started when you were younger then you might be fluent by now. Perhaps your interest in learning the language would have eventually led to you planning a trip to another part of the world. While there you met the love of your life who was retired from their modeling career and spent the rest of your life traveling the world, learning new languages, and making sweet love. You should probably start learning a new language today.
Ok fatass you knew this one was coming. Why not put down the Doritos and start pumping some iron with your brand new Bowflex home gym. There are few things that you could encourage your younger self to do that would have a more beneficial impact on you later in life than exercise. Look better, feel better, become stronger, live longer...all of these sure sound like things that you would want right? Then why the hell don't you own a Bowflex now? Older you will be reading this list about the "right now" you in ten years. Woah that's deep.
It would be great if you could get your younger self to stop smoking. It is all too easy for the younger version of yourself to not get around to quitting. There are so many easy and convenient excuses why you can't quit right now. In the end you will be the one that has to live with these excuses but on the bright side you probably won't live all that long. Sitting alone in a room with no company but the rattle in your chest as you struggle for each breath one after the other will leave you wishing you could give this gift to younger you.
Once you get older you will probably wish that you had started using skin moisturizer when you were younger. Not everyone will specifically benefit from this gift, or necessarily even bother to use it, but if you end up aging like a potato then you will regret not using moisturizer. There is nothing wrong with some wrinkles as you age but if you resemble a leather handbag by the time you are 50 then you will probably not be happy.
If you could go back in time and give yourself a gift that will benefit you in the future then learning how to invest your money would be a great idea. Making smart decisions with your money is always important. When you get older and realize that you will never be able to retire and you will be working until you are 100 years old you really begin to wish the younger version of you had made better choices. Help yourself out with this by learning how to make your money work for you and hopefully one day you can stop working altogether.
If you could give your younger self a gift that would improve your future then a high quality juice extractor would be a great choice. Nutrients and vitamins are severely lacking in the average persons diet and something like a juicer could have a huge impact on your health in the future. The worst case scenario is you travel all the way back through time only to discover that the younger you already had a juicer that you forgot about...awkward!
Give yourself a gift that can be extremely rewarding with this electric guitar starter kit. If you had started playing when you were younger even just a few hours per week, by now you would probably be a famous rock star. You might have gone on to be one of the greatest guitar players to ever live, right up there with Tommy Emmanuel, Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton and Steve Vai. Since you didn't have a guitar when you were young the closest you came was being famous for being able to burp the entire alphabet...which is also cool but not as cool as being a rich and famous rock star.
Dude, seriously, stop spending all our money!
Style is one of those things that some people just don't know or simply don't care about. If you could go back in time it would be nice to treat yourself to some nice clothes. A nice outfit that looks good on you can help you to feel better in addition to looking better. Dressing well can help you to have the confidence to land that big job, or meet that special person that you might have avoided if you were wearing sweat pants that say your old high school motto across the butt.
You could give the gift of an ass kicking to your younger self - big brother style! Maybe with this new level of motivation the younger you will take up a martial art and by the time you are the age you are now you are basically a ninja. Martial arts are the type of hobby that can pay huge dividends once you have been taking them for a long time but even the short term benefits of discipline and improved health are worth reminding yourself about.
Dental care is one of those things that many people do not take seriously until it is too late. Dealing with dental problems later in life can cost a small fortune and in many cases people simply can't afford the work that they need. Having a smile with missing teeth is not fun for anyone so give yourself the gift of a dental hygiene set. Remember what your dentist said: "Only floss the ones you want to keep!"
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