Top 5 Ways to Live Your 20s to the Fullest
Updated: Oct 2, 2020
2 Consistent posts and then all my consistency went down the drain. I could easily just give up on blogging but then I'd just be doing a disservice to myself and those who enjoy reading my posts. So instead, I'm going to try again. Let this be a lesson to anyone reading this if you want something bad enough, try, try, and try again. Let nothing stand in your way, even if that something is yourself.
Hey 20somethings! Welcome back to another post. I trust that you have all been doing well in my absence and are ready to hear me spill some tea. In my short time as a member of the 20s community, I've learned the hard way that your 20s can literally MAKE or BREAK you. While it's great to spend your 20s going through the motions and literally just enjoying life, the truth is, the decisions you make or don't make in your 20s will affect you for the rest of your life.
Yea I know, that's pretty deep. No worries though. There is a method to avoiding the havoc that your 20s can wreak and I promise, once you decide to put these 5 ways to live your 20s to the fullest into practice, you'll be well on your way to a better life.
1. Stop Settling for Less
It's actually kind of sad that I even had to say this but, if no one has said this to you today, allow me to be the first, "You Deserve The Best". Where do you think you're going? Take a couple of steps back and read that phrase, that I made sure to put in bold just so you wouldn't miss it, again. Did it stick this time? Good. In my experience, I've learned that by our everyday actions and interactions we teach people how to treat us.
When we sit down in abusive relationships in the name of "love", we tell our partners that this is what we deserve. When we accept job offers that don't quite meet our salary expectations, we tell our employers that this is all I'm worth. When we maintain friendships with "friends" who don't support our dreams, we tell them it’s okay to undermine the things we value.
You see, without even realizing it, we settle for less every day, and if practice truly makes perfect, is this the practice we want to perfect?
2. Practice Forgiveness
We are all human and we make mistakes. No, I’m not trying to defend any wrong that has been done to you but, people aren’t perfect. Maybe they’re your parent or best friend and you think they really should have known better and maybe you’re right, they should have but obviously they didn’t. Does this mean we should hold a grudge against them for the rest of their life? No! Learn to forgive and move on.
Life has way too many good things to offer, for us to be focusing on all the bad that has been meted out on to us. If you really want to live your 20s to the fullest you have to learn to forgive and let go.
P.S. There’s no such thing as forgiving someone and still being upset about what they did. It’s either you’re upset or you’ve forgiven them, but just know you can’t do both.
3. Stop Majoring in Minor Things
A popular quote by Tony Robbins states “Most people fail in life because they major in minor things”. My question to you is do you want to be that guy? Use your 20s to focus and isolate the unimportant stuff from the important stuff. Ensure you put your efforts into tasks that you can one day look back at and feel accomplished about. Don’t spend all your years trying to prove you're a better ‘employee’ than someone else, when if you had really focused you could have been the boss.
4. Be Grateful
Your 20s will undoubtedly be years marked by lots of changes. Some good, like finding your soulmate and others bad, like being fired from your first job. Regardless of what changes you are currently encountering, try to greet them all with an attitude of gratitude. Start every day and greet every experience with love in your heart!
The world is your oyster. Go on spontaneous road trips with your friends, write bucket lists for all the crazy stuff you want to do, visit foreign countries, get a penpal (if you can’t physically visit a new country, try doing it virtually), pet a tiger lol. The aim is to have fun and go to as many places as you possibly can. While you've only got one life to live, if you do it right, once is good enough!
If you actually believed that I was only going to name 5 ways Psych! lol. To be honest, though there are many more ways that I could suggest as to how you can live your 20s to the fullest but I couldn’t write this post without including this one very crucial way. You’ve probably heard this saying many times before, but let me say it again, “You Only Live Once”. Do everything you’ve always wanted to do and then some. It’s better to have tried and failed than to have never tried at all #YOLO.
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