You Suck in Your 20s Until You Do These 10 Things
There is no doubt that our 20s are said to be some of our hardest years. We begin to feel all the pressure of what we will become for the next few years. This is the stage where we somehow feel lost and out of control, yet accountable and responsible of our toughest decisions in life.
The future seems to come in blur and we are left uncertain of what needs to be done. It is like opening a door not knowing what is waiting behind it; you just want to back out but you can’t.
But you want to make the most of your 20s, because once you age there are many things you can no longer do that you could do in your younger years.
So, to learn how to not suck in your 20s, keep reading.
Chase your dream but do not obsess over money.
You want to follow your dream and be that someone who everyone can be proud of. Your 20s, after schooling, is the perfect time for you to do so. While it is inevitable to be pressured because of your surroundings, circumstances, culture or age, you have to be very clear on what you want.
People in their 20s often get themselves obsessed when it comes to earning money. Earning an income is good but obsessing over it is another story. Money alone, doesn’t define success.
There are people out there who earn more than enough, yet still aren’t happy. Why is that? Because they have been blinded by false happiness brought by pennies. Happiness is found through chasing after your dream and doing what you love.
Making money can be one of your goals, but life after all is not a competition about who is richer.
Get out of your comfort zone.
Staying in your comfort zone might mean missing out on the things that are worth experiencing. Your current field probably is where you excel the most, however it doesn’t have to stop you from learning other things.
Do not be afraid to start anew. Who knows, you might excel in other things too. Know that you can always convert your weakness into strength – as they say, there’s no harm in trying. What’s regretful most of the time is not even bothering to try.
I certainly believe everyone is a unique individual. While I suggest that getting out of your comfort zone is good, you must still not forget that you do not have to try to be someone else; stay you.
Ralph Waldo Emerson believes that, “the greatest accomplishment is to be yourself in a world which constantly tries to make you something else.”
You are not to chase something just because someone has succeeded doing so.
Be your own kind of person. Though it is important to stay conscious of your surroundings, do not be think that you have to always “fit in.”
Travel a lot.
For some, it is a way to fight away stress and loneliness, while others consider it as an opportunity to meet new people and experience different cultures.
Whether it is an act of showing love to nature, a chance to meditate and be alone, or to spend quality time with loved ones, travelling can be an essential part of life. So enjoy that freedom once in a while and experience other cultures and places.
Catch up with friends.
Having someone to talk to is beneficial in many ways. There are things you need to share at times which can clear your thoughts and help you guide your way.
Sometimes, we forgot where are we heading, or we get lost due to unfavorable circumstances. In such times, friends may come in and be an essential guide. That’s what friends are for, right?
Apart from physical travels, you may also want to explore your mental state. It feels great to spend time with a good book, and you may want to consider it while you’re still in your 20s and your vision is still good.
There’s more to reading than what we can imagine, and with reading comes continuous learning and exploration.
Get rid of the toxics in your life.
Since your 20s is one of the most significant stages in your life, you may want to focus on your goals by getting rid of toxic influences in your life. If you think something is holding you back and stopping you from reaching your objective, let it go out of your life.
You will be thankful you did.
Do not forget your parents.
“We are so busy growing up, we often forget our parents are also growing old.”
This quote may seem old, but it reveals a sad reality. Being in our 20s, we tend to obsess ourselves with many things around us and forget about our parents. If you are blessed to still have them, please make an effort to make more time with them.
I know many people who have wished they could turn back time to be able to spend more quality time with their parents. Before even settling down to have your own family, make the most of being a daughter or son. Remind yourself that even if they seem to be fine, you can lose them at any time.
While we can always go back to places, we can never bring lives back to be with them again. Don’t have regrets and be sure to include parents in your priorities.
Volunteer for a charity.
It is always revitalizing to help others. You might be down or feeling sorry for yourself, but remind yourself that you are healthy while others are sick. If you think you’re unfortunate, think how they feel? Compared to what you are feeling, how much worse could it be for them?
Helping others doesn’t have to be a financial matter; volunteering for a good cause can also assist others. How happy can you be knowing that there are lives you’ve personally touched?
Above all, what you may be needing the most right now is to know God. Talk to Him daily like you would to your colleagues. Having Him as the center of your life is the greatest decision you could ever make. There are so many things you have to be thankful. You may not always realize it but He has never forgotten you.
So there you go. Make the most of your 20’s pips and enjoy your life to the full.
Shameka is today’s Guest Blogger and has provided this post and photograph. She is a blogger and essayist at essayforme.org She also maintains a personal site on which she shares her insights about women empowerment, gender equality, and greener living. Shameka is months away from finally completing her Ph. D. in Communications. She holds a Masters in Journalism, and is a Certified Tar Heel, Crochet Fanatic, Rights Researcher, and Hiking Newbie.
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