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Important Advice to Remind Yourself of When You’re Having an Off Day

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While no one likes being told what to do, there are certain tough moments throughout life during which we could all take advantage of sitting down and listening to a fresh perspective. Whether you're a 30-something single woman or an 80-year-old grandmother, there's always something new to learn, right? In the spirit of living your best life at any age, here are 10 pieces of inspiring advice we found on Ask Reddit. If you're in the middle of a rough time, these pearls of wisdom — all from regular people just like you — may help you pause, ponder, and then find the strength to keep going.

Most of the time, the simplest advice, is the hardest to listen to. And sometimes our hearts have a way of fooling our mind, leaving our younger selves up in arms with our parents, our grandparents, and our siblings. But, in the end, our mind and our heart finally make amends and we're suddenly enlightened.

1. Don't stop someone from finding their own meaning.

"Life is fleeing, confusing, and difficult. No one really knows for sure what happens when we die; and in the end, the universe is so massive, our lives probably don’t truly matter. So you get to decide what’s important, for you. You get to decide what your life means. The only real rule is don’t stop someone from finding their own meaning."

2. Be willing to make mistakes.

"Remember that almost anyone who is really good at something was bad at it in the beginning. So be patient with yourself and be willing to be bad at something while you are learning to be good at it."

3. Don't underestimate your worth.

"Don't compare yourself with others; rather, set personal goals.
Most people have multiple talents; what sets some apart is that they are willing to work hard and push past the period of being the worst one in the room for a while."

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4. Spend time with your parents.

"Spend time with your parents, they are gold and time goes by fast."

5. Don't listen to the devil on your shoulder.

"You're the only person in your head, so don't fret about other people judging you. I went through life for so long being concerned after I made a clumsy move or said something dumb, and odds are two minutes later I was literally the only person still thinking about it. It's not worth the stress or anxiety; people have their own issues to think about."

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6. Give yourself a break. No one is perfect.

"Nobody pays as much attention to your flaws as you do. So just give yourself a break."

7. Enjoy the journey.

"Live every moment of your life. We think a lot on goals, but we forgot the journey. I think we should enjoy the journey."

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8. Embrace weirdness.

"Fear of change can cripple your life. It's what keeps people in unsatisfying jobs, bad apartments, [and] mediocre relationships. Behind this is the anxiety that anything else will be worse than what they have, but that is rarely true. And, without change you don't grow as a person. Learn to embrace changes and great things can happen for you."

9. Don't let Father Time get the best of you.

"Don’t put things off. Tell those you love how you feel. Take that trip you’ve dreamed of. Start writing that novel. There is only now and not everyone gets a tomorrow. Better to try and fail than to put things off until it’s too late and regret it."

10. Don't be a Debbie Downer.

"Eighty percent of life is just showing up on time and having a good attitude. You can figure the rest out along the way."

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