Do not over pluck your eyebrows
Take better care of your skin
I got so lazy during my teens and didn’t take care of my skin properly. I’ve rarely used a product for a minimum of a month and thinking about it, some of the products I’ve tried back then, I’m using now. I was just impatient and thought results would be instant. It got to the point where the routine was just non existent.
Get out there more
I was very shy and timid. Ever since going to university, I had become more outgoing. I ended enjoying life more and the way I think had changed as well as my perspective of life. It helped me be more confident. I’ve done many things right out of my comfort zone and it was a great feeling.
Watch what you eat
It will thank you later in the future. Back then, I didn’t realise what I ate would affect my skin. Breaking out in various places thinking it’s just hormones and puberty. I would say it’s 50/50. I should have taken care of my body a lot better. I would be in a better place now if I did.
I had barely smiled properly and never smiled with my teeth showing. And now, I smile too much! Even a simple hi at work walking past a colleague and I burst out a smile.
Saying no is ok too
I tend to have trouble saying no then come up with a reason just so I would avoid saying “no” or any other variations. I thought it has always been rude to say it. Now, when things get too much, the simple no would save me from all of the stress or emotions I may face. No one takes offence.
Opening up will help you lots
I’ve always been the type to keep everything to myself and pretended everything was OK. I would never open up to my closest friends until I’ve cracked. Getting things off my chest is the best feeling and listening to what others say, had helped me through the best to the worst of times.
What’s the number one thing you would say to your teenage self?
哈喽！Nicol is a China based British blogger with a goal to visit all provinces in China, using this blog to document the good, the bad and the ugly of anything and everything. Currently visited 32/34.