*When your boyfriend (or girlfriend) treats you like shit, do not be afraid to tell them straight up how you’re feeling. (Things won’t change if you don’t first try to change them)
*Do not be afraid to do your business in the school bathrooms. Girls need to realize that taking a shit and changing a pad is NORMAL. And if you dare make fun of someone for any of it (shitting, throwing up, changing a pad, etc) seriously you need help.
*IF SOMEONE HITS YOU, YOU EITHER FIGHT BACK OR YOU GET SOMEONE STRONGER TO HELP YOU OUT. DO NOT IGNORE IT.
*If you are struggling with depression, anxiety, panic attacks, insomnia, etc., do not be afraid to open up to someone about it. Please, talk to someone, anyone about it. There are so many people who care about you and so many people (even strangers) who will let you vent, rant, cry, talk, or sit silently until you feel better. Do not hold your feelings inside no matter how you feel. YOU ARE IMPORTANT AND IT’S OKAY TO FEEL THIS WAY. SOMEONE IS ALWAYS THERE FOR YOU.
*If talking in-front of a class scares you, and picturing everyone in their underwear doesn’t help you, tape a sign in the back of the classroom that you can read off of and stare only at that sign.
*Always smile at everyone, someone somewhere is going through the same things and they need the comfort/reassurance as well. A smile can go a long ways.
*Every night before you go to sleep, look into a mirror and tell yourself three good things you love about yourself. Do this every single day and I promise you that you will improve your self-confidence/esteem step by step. And if you have trouble believing it, stare a little longer, get a little closer to the mirror.
*Do not forget that you are beautiful, you are talented, you are loved, you are cherished, and no matter what anyone says you are so amazing in your own way. You do not have to be afraid to be yourself, you are you and you are the only you there is. Do not give in to the pressures of society.
*So many of us go through each and every day and we are never told the important things, the little things. We forget that every one of us goes through a different battle, we all have our own little wars we are facing. We sometimes forget that we are all the same, but we are all different at the same time. So tell your family and friends that you love them, give them hugs daily, make sure they know how cherished and loved they are, tell your mom or dad or guardian how much you appreciate them, because you never know what can happen in this world. The ones you love can be taken from you in an instant, so please, don’t forget how precious life is and how short it can be.
*Smile tonight, and smile tomorrow, whatever you do, wherever you go, remember that true happiness can only be achieved by what you feel, say, and do each day.