Your 20s are like a decade’s equivalent of a bachelor or bachelorette party. It’s your last hurrah before things get really serious like marriage, kids, a career, a mortgage, etc. But there are some hang-ups that people in their 20s need to seriously stop doing because those adolescent years are so over!
1. DON’T LET SOCIAL MEDIA DECIDE YOUR WORTH
Who cares if you didn’t get 100 likes on your post, or even 2. No one is actually keeping score. In fact, everyone has their own issues and getting engagement online doesn’t mean these people actually care about you or your posts. Meet your friends in real life and get the feedback you’re looking for face to face. Stop deciding your worth based on social media.
2. STOP BEING SUCH AN INGRATE
Being unappreciative and selfish is one sure way to spit in the face of everyone that has thrown some much goodwill your way. So take a moment to recognize everyone in your life who has tried to make you happy.
3. DON’T HANG OUT WITH TOXIC PEOPLE
If you have a friend who is talking crap about you, they’re not your friend. It’s a simple as that. They are however, entitled to an opinion, and they don’t always have to agree with what you say or do, but they should always respect you. If they’re toxic and get off on your suffering, walk away from that person. We know how challenging and difficult this might be, but you’ll feel a lot better eventually.
4. STOP BEING SO LAZY
The technology we use today has made us a whole lot lazier, almost to the point where we don’t even get out of bed. But you’ll have plenty of time to lay there and do nothing… when you’re dead. So in the meantime, prioritize your time and become more productive. You’ll be grateful later in life.
5. DON’T JUDGE OR CRITICIZE PEOPLE
No one is perfect, not even you. So stop being so critical of others and remember that we all live life the way we choose to, the way we want to, and that’s truly beautiful. Having the freedom to decide who you want to be is simply humbling. Plus, there’s always a reason why people act the way they do, and understanding that context will save you from a few headaches here and there. People will mess up, fail, cry, and scream. That’s just a part of life.
6. STOP BLAMING OTHERS
You’re not a child anymore, so it’s time to own up to your own mistakes and apologize for them. There’s nothing wrong with making mistakes, but your attitude towards them can be.
7. DON’T DO THINGS BECAUSE YOU HAVE TO
Doing things out of obligation is the worst. Granted, there are some things that you can’t avoid like a job to pay your bills. But it doesn’t mean you have to work somewhere that makes you miserable. No one’s putting a gun to your head. So take control of your life and set your own rules.
8. DON’T PUT THINGS OFF
Your 20s are the prime of your life, so don’t let these years slip you by. Take advantage of a road trip, a dream job, or go back to college before you lose your chance to do any of these things.
9. STOP RELYING ON YOUR PARENTS
While it’s good to be grateful for the help your parents provide you, you shouldn’t rely solely on that alone. Granted, it won’t be fun cutting of those apron strings, but you’ll be a stronger, more independent person for it.
10. DON’T BE AFRAID TO ASK FOR HELP
You think that because you’re an adult now, you have to be completely independent and not ask anyone for help. But asking for help isn’t a weakness. In fact, it shows that you’re smarter because everyone needs a hand to take care of themselves now and then.