Your twenties are the time to learn, grow and create the future of your dreams. For those in their early or later twenties, here are 10 things you should be doing.
This comes as no surprise to any of us. However, very few take the initiative. Take advantage of your companies 401k plan and matching program and let compound interest work for you.
It is so easy to take the first job that comes in hand, but that job will normally develop into your long term career. Therefore, take the time in your 20s to pursue your passions and find the job that will enhance your creativity and showcase your potential in the years to come.
The older we get, the harder it is to get into a fitness plan. Set yourself in motion by creating a realistic fitness regiment and stick to it.
4. Keep Learning.
Education is imperative to sustaining success in your career, so always take an opportunity to learn more. Whether you can apply for designation courses or a mentor; take every opportunity to learn more in your industry.
5. Don’t People Please.
Kissing up was cute in high school, but not in the real world. No one wants to be a doormat, so don’t be afraid to say no.
Learning how to properly manage your time will help you in your career and life. Set deadlines for projects and create To-Do lists to avoid the mistakes (that always follows) juggling to much at once.
Create a debt payoff plan. Whether it’s student loans or your first big car, financial freedom should be the ultimate goal, not keeping up with the Jones.
8. Let It Go.
Stop holding grudges and learn to let things go. It will make you a happier person and relieve unwanted stress and tension from your body.
9. Maintain Relationships.
The older we get, the less time we have to spare. However, make it a priority to keep in touch with old friends and maintain those bonds-they are hard to come by.
10. Live & Travel.
We all get caught up in our work, but don’t forget to live your life and see the world. Create memories with friends, family and gain experiences. Our time here is short, so be happy, find love and to cherish every moment.
“Enjoy yourself, that’s what your 20s are for. Your 30s are for the lessons, and Your 40s are to pay for the drinks.”-Carrie B.