When you actually get to them, it can sometimes feel like your twenties are a decade when you should already have all your stuff together, but that couldn’t be farther from the truth! Absolutely nobody enters their twenties with everything already figured about. It’s all about picking up the right behaviors in this decade to make sure that your thirties are even better! Here are ten habits you need to master in your twenties.
You might have handled a nice budget in college, but your twenties are a time when you should be applying those budgeting skills to your adult life as well. The sooner you can become financially responsible, the more secure and stable you are going to feel with your life in general.
Aim to spend this decade finding out what kind of routines work for you, from eating to work to leisure time and everything in between. The more routines you have, the more comfortable life feels, and that’s the perfect way to sail in to your thirties!
3. Self Care
Take up lots of habits that help you to unwind and do both your mind and body lots of good. From reading to yoga to running to things like experimenting with essential oils, self care is really important in adult life.
4. Accepting Failure
It is a good thing to learn to not be afraid of failure, because we are only human, and we can’t be perfect all the time! When you can say that you are are okay with messing up once in a while, getting back on the straight and narrow doesn’t feel like such a mammoth task.
You can’t live off microwave meals forever! Your twenties are the perfect time to get serious about your cooking. You no longer have the excuse of college life to get you off the hook!
Get into the habit of enjoying and exploring your hometown and local area. It is a very ‘young person’ thing to just stay cooped up in your immediate surroundings, try instead to broaden your horizons by getting out there and experiencing different things.
7. Social Life
Sure, when you are young, your have one kind of social life, but it’s not the kind of social life you are going to want to have when you are 30 plus! Your twenties need to be a time where you figure out the perfect work/play balance.
8. Keep Learning
Don’t think that just because you have graduated, you now know everything there is to know. Never stop that will to learn and you can always be improving yourself as a person.
9. Don’t Compare Yourself
In your twenties, you need to learn that comparing yourselfto other people in a jealous teenager kind of way isn’t at all productive. Take that energy and turn it inwards instead!
Your twenties might seem young to start thinking about saving up for the future, but it’s pretty obvious, the sooner your start, the more you will have to enjoy when the time comes!