No one said your twenties were going to be easy, but sometimes it can really feel like an uphill battle, especially when people don’t understand why you’re so upset, confused, and depressed. Sure, you’re young, gorgeous, and full of life. But you’re also questioning your every move, and wondering what your next step should be. It’s easy to feel like you should have it all figured out, or that everyone else is so much further ahead. Here’s how you can get there fast.
AXE THE EXPECTATIONS
It’s so easy to get caught up in what others thing is best for you, whether that’s your parents, your mentors or even your friends. In the end though, only you know what makes you happy, so don’t be afraid to do something unexpected and chase your dreams!
If there’s one thing that all successful people have in common, it’s reading. Books can teach you literally anything you want to know, and all from the comfort of your living room! Best of all, they’re free, so next time you have an empty day put down your phone and head to your local library – who knows what you could learn!
COMPANY IS KEY!
Have you ever noticed that hanging out with some people fills you with energy, while others leave you exhausted? Your friends are some of the most important people in your life, so choose them wisely. Having friends from a variety of backgrounds can open your mind to hundreds of new ideas, and they can help you learn more about yourself too!
MASTER YOUR MISTAKES
Screwing up is a part of life, but it’s how you deal with messing up that really matters. If you can own your mistakes, you’re less likely to repeat them, and you’ll feel way better knowing you can forgive yourself.
SAY YES TO THE DRESS!
Balance is important, but that includes treating yourself every once in a while. Eating pizza every day is (sadly) not a great life choice, but there’s nothing wrong with indulging every now and again. Everything in moderation, so if you’ve had your eye on a new dress or a pint of ice-cream for a while, then go for it! Being 20 is hard, you deserve it!
SWEAR OFF THE SCREENS
Most of us spend our whole life glued to our phones, so it’s easy to forget just how much we’re relying on them. Sometimes though, steeping away from social media can cheer you up and boost your energy, even if it’s just for a couple of hours. Next time you go for a walk, try leaving your phone at home, and see where life takes you.
LET IT GO, LET IT GO!
Nothing lasts forever, and that’s a good thing! If a friendship, relationship, job or city is no longer fulfilling you, there’s nothing wrong with learning to move on. Letting go is hard, but it’s how we grow, and leaves room in your life for bigger and better things!
THE GIFT OF FORGIVENESS
You don’t have to love everyone, but if you’ve been holding on to a grudge since high school, it might be time to put it to bed. Holding on to hate does you way more harm than good, and learning to leave it behind will only make you feel better in the long run!
TIDY HOUSE, TIDY MIND
No-one’s saying your apartment has to be spotless, but mess can kill motivation and even make you depressed. Spring cleaning is a great way to clear your head and focus on one task at a time, and you’ll feel so much better once it’s done!