For Success: 20 Things You Need to Do in Your 20s

“One day your life will flash before your eyes. Make sure it’s worth watching.” – Unknown

Life is a journey. A journey filled with adventures, emotions, love, and invaluable lessons. It’s a journey where you bring nothing and leave with just a handful of memories.  With this time span, we come across a lot of stages. Childhood, teenage years, youth, middle age….you know the rest… Among these, the youth or 20s is considered as one of the best lively and productive times. There’s a reason behind this. So, with your permission we are grabbing a few of your minutes to tell you why your 20s are so special and if yours aren’t so, how to make it special!

20 is the time of your life when you just stepped out of your teenager profile. This is the main reason it’s considered to be special. You might have had you dreams and goals piled up as a teenager. So as each year passes by your teenage years fade and your 20s are visible. These are the glorious times of your life…don’t worry if it’s not…we got your back!!

For Success: 20 Things You Need to Do in Your 20s

1. Happiness Is a Choice

Most people spend a lot of time waiting. Waiting for something that they think will make their life better and happier. No one in this world is 100% happy all the time.

Happiness is a frame of mind. It is an effort, a choice you make daily.

2. Get into College

Getting bogged down with educational loans is a serious concern but, these can be pushed away when you graduate and get a good job. Colleges provide a lot of new experiences in your life like meeting new friends, acquiring a new set of skills needed for professional life. 

3. Know More About Your Family

These are the perfect times to find out more about your family. Find a chance to sit down with your grandparents, parents, uncles and aunts while it’s not too late. You might be able to learn more about the family traditions and rituals.

4. Learn to Cook

You won’t find something quite as rewarding as preparing a home-cooked meal and getting praised by friends and families. Make use of your time and develop your cooking skills. This also ensures a healthy and happy life.

5. Workout Routine

Start a healthy routine now to make better nutritional choices.  Taking care of yourself has always been at the last of most of ours lists, but is has to change.  Maintaining your weight and eating right affects everything including your ability to sleep which helps you to be productive and energetic. Give yoga a go.

6. Do Something Daring

The 20s are the perfect time to buckle up you for being dauntless. It could be paragliding, scuba diving or could be even getting a tattoo. Face your fears and grow and push boundaries! 

7. Wanderlust

Road trips would be a perfect choice for the ones with wanderlust. There’s nothing similar to getting in the car and driving for hours, or days without anything else in mind other than to see new things. These are a symbol of freedom, and you must try a road trip in your 20s.

8. Travel Alone

Travel…travel…and travel till your legs say “I’m done.” It could be one of the most liberating experiences you can have in your whole life. Meet a whole lot of strangers, spend time with them, get inspired and get on with a new journey. This will open the gateways to a whole lot new you with more confidence and much clearer vision.

9. Fall in Love

Always know that “Time and Tide wait for no man.” So, make use of the time you have now, or else you’ll regret it in the future. We all have someone in our life who regrets that moment he/she stayed numb instead of expressing his or her heart out. 

10. Indulge Yourself in Luxury at least Once

Enjoy the finest of things every here and then like dining from a fancy restaurant or buying a luxury item. 

11. Learn Different Languages

Your 20s are perfect for you to learn new languages apart from the ones you already know. It’s not necessary to be fluent in them, but strive to become somewhat acquainted with them. This also helps you to learn more about different cultures and customs of other countries.       

12. Avoid Debts

Think of your financial wellbeing and put your credit card down!  Debts are downers and are stressors. So, don’t let them spoil your glorious years.

13. Friendships

Enjoy your life to the fullest with your friends. Plan night-outs, movies, trips and all the other fun stuffs you can think of. Before you and your comrades set out to find out own paths do all fun things you’ve planned. Memories are the only thing that you can cherish afterwards.

14. Get Out of Your Comfort Zone

Getting out of your comfort zone requires a lot of confidence and perseverance. Find out all those new hair styles you need to try or even dye your hair to pink. Don’t think twice. Just do it!

15. Fail Often and Learn

Fail and learn. Failures are the perfect lessons. Learn from your mistakes. Make sure you find leverage from your mistakes to rise above.

16. Move to a New City

Try moving to a new city. This would make you more independent and more excited as you get to meet new people from all walks of life and learn from them.

17. Learn to Play a Musical Instrument

Love music? Take advantage of your 20s and learn to play a music instrument.  It could be a guitar, piano, flute or drums or any other ones, you name it…

18. Improve your Wine Knowledge

This might be a good time to learn more about wines. In the future, you might come across a situation where starting with a “cheers” is necessary. Might be an official meeting with professionals or a big family dinner or could even be on the perfect evening of your proposal where you can shine with a few fun facts about fine wines.

19. Plan Your Career and Build it

Career is important and necessary. So is proper planning too. Don’t waste your years being in an unsatisfied job. Proper planning can help you through with this. Once you’ve planned it, build up the career with hard work.

20. Spend time with your Nephews

Nephews is naturally attached to you. In their eyes right now you are undeniably cool and super fun to hang out with 🙂 ! As soon as you hit your 40s, you won’t be as cool as you were in their eyes. So, try to bond and spend your time with your nephews in your 20s more than your coming years.

Final Thoughts

As mentioned above, life is a journey. The one and only journey were the destinations is already decided but has millions of ways to reach it. We got only one tip for you…You have only one life. Enjoy to the fullest and leave no regrets behind.

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Ella James
Ella James is a lifestyle and decor blogger and editor at Lijo Decor. She is a long-time native from Miami, Florida, USA; who loves sharing articles in various lifestyle-related websites. Stay in touch with Ella via Facebook, Twitter, and Linkedin
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