Once you start getting near the end of your 29th year, you’ll start to feel a new perspective dawning on you. Becoming 30 years old is one of the most significant transitions in your life. It truly marks the delineating point between young adulthood and middle adulthood. If you are still in your 20s, there are a few mistakes that we have made you can avoid by following some of our advice.
Top Things I Wish I Knew in My 20s
Everyone has some regrets in life, but you can always learn from people outside of yourself so you can avoid making the same mistakes they have. The following tips may not apply to everyone, but for many 20 years old out there, it is worth reading:
- How Much Free Time You Have in College
If you look at the billing history of your electricity providers from your 20s and your 30s you will be surprised at how much electricity was being used at home before you were working full time.
Going from high school to college does not give you any experience with what the time constraints of full-time-work are for most people in the real world. During college, you will have more free time than pretty much any other time in your life afterwards. Remember to appreciate it while it is still around.
- How Little Other People Think About What You Do
Being insecure is a hallmark of your 20s. It is almost as if every person who is in their 20s is simultaneously incredibly insecure, and then once they hit 30 all of a sudden, they no longer care at all.
The truth of the matter is that you are becoming far too self-involved if you are feeling so insecure. This is incredibly common among 20-year-old, but as you age, you will start to realize that people are not concerned with what you are doing at all if it does not impact them directly. They hardly ever think about you, in much the same way that you hardly think about other people who are not affecting you.
- Money does not grow on trees
Since money does not grow on trees it is important to learn to better manage what you have. Your 20’s are usually defined with money woes but it doesnt have to be that way. Learning to manage your checkbook, budget your expenses, be a smart shopper and save money area all lessons that are key in becoming a successful, responsible adult. While it should be lessons that we learn when we are younger it is never too late to change your relationship with money.
- Youth Is Not Indefinite
It is easy during your early 20s to assume that you will be young forever. There are not any signs that aging is a real process until you start to enter it to your mid and late 20s.
However, by the end of the decade, you will realize how fleeting youth is. It is not easy to appreciate it while you still have it, but you should try to do everything you can do to appreciate it because it will not be around forever.
- Being Bored Is Not Bad
During your 20s, there is always this constant pressure that you need to be filling your free time with exciting activities and tons of friends. It can easily start to feel as if you are missing out if you do not always have an entire entourage of companions travelling along with you on your every adventure.
The truth of the matter is, and you will realize this as you get older, that most of life is relatively mundane. It is okay to be bored, and there is no need for it every single moment to be filled with excitement.
Mental Health Is Incredibly Important
Throughout your 20s, there is a good chance that you will suffer from time to time in the mental health department. There are so many things that genuinely can trigger stress during this transitional period in your life.
You are likely to move out on your own for the first time; it would be foolish not to at least be a little worried about it. Focus on maintaining quality mental health in your 20s for a long and healthy life in your 30s and beyond.