Amy Poehler’s Best Advice for Girls


Goodbyes

“Goodbyes are temporary, ecause no one ever really leaves, and nothing lasts forever. And if you can remember those two things—that people are always with us, because they’re in our hearts and in our memory, and the only thing we can depend on is change. If you can carry those two very different and opposite ideas in your heart and in your head, then you can treat yourself to allowing chapters to end.” [via]

Making new friends

“Any time there’s transition, or a new beginning, or a new start, it’s always a nice time to take a moment and take stock of what you need — what kind of people you want to attract in your life. You don’t have to reinvent yourself. You always want to be yourself. But now might be a special time where you want certain people in your life to nourish you in certain ways, so there’s a big wide opportunity in your life to try to attract those people in your life.” [via]

Tests and exams

“Don’t give up and don’t panic. Try your best on the tests, and that’s all you can do. Just kind of give it what you’ve got, and if something’s not working, just move on. Which I guess is good advice for life too.” [via]

Stress and productivity

“Just figure out what you can do today, and go to bed knowing that you’ve done everything you can.” [via]

Dealing with anxiety

“Breathe. Which I know sounds silly, but sometimes you’re only a few breaths away from feeling better. ” [via]

Body image

“There’s only like five perfectly symmetrical people and they’re all movie stars — and they should be, because their faces are very pleasing to look at. But the rest of us are just a jangle of stuff, and the earlier you learn that you should focus on what you have and not obsess about what you don’t have, the happier you will be.” [via]

Fighting

“Try to choose your words a little bit more carefully. I know it’s hard, sometimes we lose control. But if you can try to think about a way to be kind with your words, it may make a difference.” [via]