If Mandy Moore could go back in time, she’d have quite a bit of advice to give to herself.
While sitting down with Today‘s One Small Thing series, the This is Us star shared a few pieces of advice and lessons learned, according to Today, underscoring both the power of positivity and the perks of saying “yes” more often.
Sharing advice to her younger self, Moore offered that she wished she enjoyed her youth more instead of being so intensely focused on building her career.
” I feel like I passed up opportunities to go on trips and go out to dinner and hang out with my friends because I was so focused on the task at hand,” she said. “So I would tell my younger self to take a breath, enjoy the world around you a little bit more.”
But Moore had more to share; Today says the multi-hyphenate also discussed how to stay positive in our highly culled social media culture.
“Step away from the computer. Step away from the handheld device every now and then. I think having an honest line of communication, acknowledging the world around you and your friends and the real life people who exist. So much of what we present to people is a curated version of our lives, and I think keeping that positive perspective could be helpful.”
But make no mistake: Moore also wants us to know that no matter how perfect social media accounts may seem, we as human beings don’t have to try to live up to that unattainable standard.
“We’re all going to have things we don’t love about ourselves, but embrace the positive attributes and aspects of who you are,” she told Today. “That’ll get you going a lot further.”
Couldn’t agree more, Mandy. Watch her One Small Thing video here.