Twenties is great age, however, it is not all roses. On one hand, you are no longer a child or a teenager, on the other, you still cannot act like an adult in all kinds of situations. So many expectations, responsibilities, commitments depend on you because you are twenty-something. Most adults suggest that people are well prepared to make tough decisions in their late twenties than any time earlier. Terrifying this may sound at first but leave no room for fear. Even if you feel like someone has thrown you at the deep end, you are not even began to climb up the career ladder, nor living in the fancy big house with a pool, there are so many things to be grateful for in your twenties.
Establishing useful habits is essential. The earlier you start cultivating them, the better your life would get over the course of time.
Here are some guidelines:
Try to foster healthy habits
Your health is the most important thing. Not your career, but your health. Therefore, it is vital to lay the foundations of healthy habits starting in your twenties. Be sure your body will all pay off later on. For example, take walks as frequent as you can. Do physical exercise. Yoga and meditation are great alternatives if you don’t feel like working out in the gym is your element. Drink more water. Cut down sugar and high-fat foods. Limit caffeine and alcohol consumption. Do not miss regular checkups with your doctor. Schedule consultations at least twice a year.
Never stop educating yourself
Although you may have just graduated from college but that does not mean you are not going to learn new things. Now you are in perfect age to experiment doing various things until you find what brings you rewarding experience and joy as well.
At this age people gradually grow mature and discover that not everyone is your true friend so matter how he or she pretends to be one. Only in special situations provoked by unforeseen events people will show their true colors. Don't judge a person by his words, deeds speak louder.
Twenties is time when many friendships break up due to different reasons, most common of which is the fact that people evolve, change their behavior, interests and outlook on life. Thiese things will either make or break a relationship.
Fear of failure often triggers anxiety and depression mood. Be stronger than that. It is perfectly normal to get anxious because of certain situations, such as a job interview, a date, new work project that requires far too much commitment and responsibilities. Think of this as a challenge which is good for your personal and professional progress because it will get you out of your comfort zone and teach you to be an out-of-the-box thinker. At the end of the day you will appreciate the benefits.
Take good account of your money and manage your time properly
Time and money are closely related things. The key to success is not to work hard but to work smart. Of course, smart working usually require a lot of hard working. Success is when hard work meets opportunity, as they say. Use this to load yourself with much motivation. Plan your day according to your tasks. Make schedules and follow them. Twenties is the best time to plan ahead. Set long-term goals and make first step to accomplish them. Money is very important. Don't miss to save money when you have the chance. Whether it is for a holiday aborad or to meet unexpected expenditures, savings always help. Moreover, when you have put some money aside, you will prevent any potential financial crisis from happening.
Value your independence
Twenties are the perfect time to enjoy an independent life. You have a job, which may not be well-paid at the moment, but it helps you make the ends meet. You also have a different place to live, not in your parents' house. Although you pay rent you have your privacy. You can prepare your meals the way you like them, isn't it great!
Leave all worries and prejudices behind and make the best of your twenties. These moments will never come back so make them count.