If you haven't looked at part 1, you should check it out.
Always Go With Your Gut
Whenever you have to make a decision, I have learned to go with my initial instinct. Don't second guess yourself. If you think something is off or wrong, 9/10 your gut instinct is correct. Never second guess yourself.
There will always be people that try to tear you down or make you feel like you don't belong. Don't let those people get to you. If you want to wear something you think is cute, do it. Express yourself. Be 100% authentic. Be yourself and don't let others make you feel embarrassed or ashamed.
Learn To Laugh At Yourself
Know that it's okay to mess up or get embarrassed. It happens to everyone. The thing to note is to learn to laugh at yourself for your mistakes. When you constantly think about how you made a mistake, you're only hurting yourself. Mistakes make us human.
Whenever you feel down or sad, learn to say "yes" to a social event you are invited to. I've learned that being sad about a situation won't make me feel better if i isolate myself and don't talk to anyone. Yes, "me time" is extremely important as well. But, It is important to have people to lean on in times of crisis. If your friend invites you somewhere, even though you are feeling down, say "yes." I promise you won't regret it.
Sometimes it is important to get off of the internet and simply go walking. Technology has made us less communicative and more isolated. It is important to get outside and sometimes take a long walk. Hiking and walking by myself, or with others, are the most relaxing things to me.
Things Happen For a Reason
Over the course of my 20 years, I have learned that everything happens for a reason. Everything is in God's time and control. We may not appreciate it at the moment, but we learn with time that it was for the best.
It is extremely important to have a positive out look on life. We all have a specific purpose in life. I truly believe that. No two people are the same, and no one has the same purpose. In life, there will be sad times as well as happy times. We can never know when these times are, but it is important to know that our futures are bright.
Love Yourself, Love Others
Yes, there are times that people anger us. It is important to remember to love others as well as ourselves. Like I said previously, loving yourself is important. But, loving others is also important to maintaining a healthy mindset and lifestyle.
Stress has been proven to lead to unhappiness and heart problems. For me, I stress about everything. But, whenever I can, I try my best not to. The things we stress about are usually so small. So try not to stress. Take a breath. Take your time.
Take Your Time
We all think that we are running out of time with school, our jobs, to run errants, etc. In reality, we have a ton of time. Life may be short, but we tend to rush into things and don't pay attention and before we know it, our lives have passed us by. Don't rush, you have plenty of time.