This is the age of confusion, liberation, and anything we don’t know but we keep doing. While this should be the phase where you should be doing what you want, how about trying to do the things you thought you couldn’t do? I’ve rounded up some few things (some I’ve tried already) that twenty-somethings are uncomfortable doing but end up having no regrets. Are you ready?
Oops. Not easy right? Though I’m not as costly as everyone. I am still vulnerable to travel deals and milk tea on lunch breaks. I try to find a side hustle in my case. And instead of spending my main income, I’m trying to save that bigger piece of pie and limiting my daily expenses relying on my income from part-time hustles. That way, I can save bigger and work harder. Also, start eliminating an unimportant item a month that you constantly spend on. (Okay, will try to resist milk tea)
Take a big risk
Because when will you do it? Do as much as you can while you still have lesser responsibilities compared to your future self.
Spend more time with yourself
There’s completely nothing wrong being alone. Judging people dining alone, shopping alone, walking alone etc is so last century. Get to know yourself better by pushing out of your comfort zone that immensely help you grow.
Own up your mistakes
Admitting that you’re wrong may not be the easiest but for sure it’s the most important.
Learn to walk away
When life isn’t giving you apples, try to find another fruit! Don’t revolve yourself around a certain person or thing over a long period of time, especially if that is not helping you with your growth and happiness. The moment you learn to walk away, that’s when you know you’ve missed a lot of people and things that truly make you happy.
Never stop learning
While we all think we’re adult enough to have it figured out, there’s still a lot to learn. It’s still not too late to learn a new skill, realize a new perspective and value a new principle.
There are people who will disagree
Not just because you’re not their cup of tea, but we all have a mind of our own. Although there will always be people who will just disagree just for the sake of disagreeing, it’s almost impossible to change someone’s opinions. And imposing your views on others is a completely insane idea. You may see yourself as a saint for going to church every Sunday but your friend who drinks every Saturday treats people better than you do.
Let people judge you
Because so what? Stop living your life according to their terms. You’re the only one who gets to live your life and at the end of the day, you have to do what’s best for you.
Not all things will work out
No matter how hard you try or how much you love it, if it’s not for you it won’t be. And the earlier you accept that the more you’ll be prepared for future disappointments. What’s meant for you will not just find its way, it will also explain why it never worked out with anything or anyone else before.
Learn to say no
I’ve repeated this countless times in this blog and I will say it over and over again. You are allowed to say no. When you don’t want to be in a situation you’re in, make that clear. And make yourself comfortable in doing so.
Travel a lot
I always disagree when my parents are not allowing me to go somewhere and most of the time spending my savings for it. Because apparently, when will I do it? When I don’t have the energy to go outside my house and inhale fresh air? When my face is wrinkled enough not to absorb makeup anymore? When my body isn’t slim enough to flaunt the bikini at the beach? Now is the perfect time to do it.
How about you? Comment down below what you did on your twenties.