When you are in your 20s, your life seems simpler and funnier. But once you hit your 30s, you start dwelling on your lifestyle, habits, failures and accomplishments. You feel more established, self-confident and in control. If you do not feel this way in your 30s – be they late or early – there is nothing wrong with you. Here are seven things you should remember in your 30s not to feel lost in life.
1. Stop spending hours in the office
In our 20s, we work hard to reach our career goals and make more money. We ignore our family, friends, partners, and most of all, our health. In our 30s, we should forget about work and money. If you still spend most of your time working, you should realize that you are not in your 20s. Focus on your home, family, desires and hobbies. There are so many things to do before you turn 40.
2. You are not old
My grandma says, “I am 65 but feel like 16.” No matter how old you are, you are as young as you were in your early 20s. It is not the end of your life. It is a new beginning. Set goals and achieve them. Want to get a new tattoo? Travel solo around the world? Try an unusual hobby? Do it. Remember you have only one life, so do whatever your soul wishes.
3. Don’t make a fuss about birthdays
Whether you turn 31 or 38, who cares? It is just another day. Worrying about the numbers is just a waste of time. Eat your cake, dance and have fun with the people you love. It is up to you to decide whether to spend this day feeling happy or depressed. Chances are, you will not even feel the difference between being 31 and 38.
4. Health is wealth
You ignored your health in your 20s. You ate cheap food, partied too much, drank a lot of alcohol, worked too much and did things that have almost ruined your health. Now is the perfect time to take care of yourself. Eat healthy, exercise, stay closer to nature, meditate and stay in tune with yourself. The more healthy habits you develop in your 30s, the healthier you will be in your 70s.
5. Drama never changes anything
Office gossips, relationship drama, family drama, friend drama, finance drama, you name it, are all have no sense now. Focus on yourself and your needs. Do not spend your effort and time on drama. You are wiser and smarter now. You have no time to chinwag. Remember, this planet serves as a place for you to do good deeds, be happy and make other people happy.
6. Chase your dreams
Many 30-something people miss fantastic opportunities because they do not believe in themselves and think it is too late to make changes. You worry about what others think and say and end up giving up on every cool opportunity life offers you. Just because you are in your 30s does not mean you have no right for chasing dreams.
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7. It is okay to feel lost
There is a stereotype that 30-something people know what they want from life, they have houses and cars, money, families, dream jobs, and anything they wish. Forget it. If you feel lost, it does not mean your life has not worked out, and you are a loser. Even if you are a single lady with no kids and money, embrace your age and believe in a happy future. Your time will come.
It is hard to resist societal pressure when you turn 30. A number of studies show that both men and women in their 30s suffer from depression and anxiety. Do not waste your time worrying about what you have not accomplished yet. Do not compare yourself to others. It is time to start living your own life and enjoying every opportunity that may appear down the road.