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Dealing with stress? Anxiety? Depression? Worried about your future? Crushing on someone? Searching for love? It could even be trying to find yourself!

I'm an average teenager living in a world with full of social media beauty standards and feeling the need to reach the high expectations of others, in order to be loved and accepted by them. Please excuse my English, it is not the best but I tried. Also, this is my first time writing an article.
Down below is the list of things that I would tell my younger self.

๐Ÿ. ๐ƒ๐จ ๐ฐ๐ก๐š๐ญ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ ๐ฅ๐จ๐ฏ๐ž, ๐ง๐จ๐ญ ๐ฐ๐ก๐š๐ญ ๐จ๐ญ๐ก๐ž๐ซ๐ฌ ๐ฐ๐š๐ง๐ญ
This is a hard one to do because certain people in our society want the worse for us and tend to look down on us for our skills and talents. Some may be judgemental of our passions in which, we truly hold close to our heart. Surround yourself with people who respect for who you are as a person, have faith in you, fight for you and are always there when you are in the darkness. Clear out toxic people who are dragging you down continuously or pressuring you into doing something that you don't want to do. In the end, you are the person writing the stories of your life in the book, make sure it's worth it because you only live life once!

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๐Ÿ. ๐ƒ๐จ๐ง'๐ญ ๐ฅ๐ž๐ญ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ ๐ฆ๐ข๐ง๐ ๐›๐ฎ๐ฅ๐ฅ๐ฒ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ ๐›๐จ๐๐ฒ
Everyone can relate to this one! As teenagers, our hormones are chaotic. You might be looking at yourself in the mirror everyday or doing the complete opposite. Social media is the mega killer that destroys our self esteem. All the girls seem to be having the "perfect" body and you may think to yourself, "Oh wow, I wish I could be more like her." I found this quote by Steve Maraboli, "There is nothing more rare, nor more beautiful, than a woman being unapologetically herself; comfortable in her perfect imperfection. To me, that is the true essence of beauty." Embrace your imperfections, God made every and each one of us unique, it would be boring if we all had the same body and features. Remember, you are the owner of your body and treat it with the respect that it deserves because it brings you life.

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๐Ÿ‘. ๐ƒ๐จ๐ง'๐ญ ๐›๐ž ๐š๐Ÿ๐ซ๐š๐ข๐ ๐ญ๐จ ๐ฌ๐ฉ๐ž๐š๐ค ๐ฎ๐ฉ
Speaking up for what you believe in is extremely important because others may not see through the same perspective as you or know what's going on in your thoughts. I used to be that type of person who would bottle things up to the point where I reach the peak and end up breaking down into a waterfall of tears. Obviously, it wasn't pretty but I learnt my lesson :) Being able to speak up about what you are having trouble with is vital because it prevents your overall well being from getting into a disaster. Do not be hesitated to ask for help because everyone experiences this feeling at least some point in their life. Also, when your friends/loved ones are in trouble or in times of need, stand up for them because sometimes they may be too afraid to do so.

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๐Ÿ’. ๐ƒ๐จ๐ง'๐ญ ๐ฅ๐ž๐ญ ๐Ÿ๐š๐ข๐ฅ๐ฎ๐ซ๐ž ๐ก๐จ๐ฅ๐ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ ๐›๐š๐œ๐ค
There are times when we succeed and times we don't. Success brings us happiness but failure teaches us lessons. Giving up is really easy when we aren't able to complete our goal. Sometimes when we don't meet our expectations, we feel disappointed in ourselves but life is trying to teach us something that we need to learn about. There is no elevator to success, you have to take the stairs. Be patient and persistent in working towards your desires. When I was young, my mum always reminded me that if others can do it, I can do it too!

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๐Ÿ“. ๐๐ž ๐ ๐ซ๐š๐ญ๐ž๐Ÿ๐ฎ๐ฅ ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ ๐ž๐ฏ๐ž๐ซ๐ฒ๐ญ๐ก๐ข๐ง๐ 
We tend to forget to be thankful for the things that we have. We always seem to be wanting or desiring different things in life. Be thankful for the life that God has given you, to experience what life is really about. Be thankful for the struggles that you go though because it makes you stronger, wiser and humble. Don't let them break you. Let them make you.

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๐Ÿ”. ๐“๐š๐ค๐ž ๐ซ๐ข๐ฌ๐ค ๐จ๐ซ ๐œ๐ฅ๐จ๐ฌ๐ž ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐œ๐ก๐š๐ง๐œ๐ž
We only live once, risk taking can bring us to a wonderful place of adventures. Life is meant to be full of adventures. If you are crushing on someone, why not take the shot when they're there. Who knows what will happen, it's all about taking a risk. But it's okay if it doesn't go well, there is someone else out there that is meant to be for you. Just wait and see ;) Opportunity doesn't always come around to knock at your door. If we stay in our safe zones all life, life would be boring and full of regrets. Make sure that you are taking risks that are for a good cause and contributes to a good life.

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๐Ÿ•. ๐ˆ๐ญ'๐ฌ ๐จ๐ค๐š๐ฒ ๐ญ๐จ ๐๐ซ๐ข๐Ÿ๐ญ ๐š๐ฉ๐š๐ซ๐ญ ๐Ÿ๐ซ๐จ๐ฆ ๐Ÿ๐ซ๐ข๐ž๐ง๐๐ฌ
We are constantly growing up and have different preferences with who we hang out with. Friends don't always stay with us for ever, however there are friends who care about us til the end. When I was younger, I couldn't fit in with all the other girls, so I hung out with the boys. I went through many different girl friendships but they weren't meant for me until I finally found friends who accept and respect me for who I am just like the ways the boys did. Until you find your perfect friend/s, you will never feel lonely again.
"Sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together,"

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I hope you have taken something away from my article, please give a heart if you think that I should write more articles on different topics - My Goal is 50 hearts!
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