20s are always awesome. You are young and free, with your whole life ahead of you. You have the choice to achieve anything you want, and are free from many of the responsibilities that come with being in your thirties. However, usually only when you’ve turned 30, you realized there’re much you haven’t done yet. And it’s harder to achieve them once you enter another stage of life.
These are the things I wish I did in my 20s. If you’re in your 20s, maybe it’s time to take action right now.
In my 20s, when I still have time and freedom, I didn’t travel to many countries that are far far away. Because I didn’t have much money. Now I have some money, but I don’t have enough time. If I can go back, I’d find more ways to earn the money or any ways that can support my traveling.
There’re some people who aren’t meant to stay in your life. At that time I was too afraid to hurt others and always hesitate to reject people. At the end, everyone hurts, or everyone wastes their time.
When you’re still young, never let anything stop you. Looking back, I was worried about too many unimportant things that told me not to go for what I really like.
The world is beautiful, and there is so much of it to see. Travelling alone means you get to do everything that you want to do, and it will make you more independent and self-reliant.
Take-out food is expensive (and normally pretty unhealthy). Learn to cook a few meals that you love so you can always eat something delicious and healthy. What you ate would be reflected by your body in your 30s.
Have an amazing time in another country with your best friends. It will be one of the best times of your life, and you will never forget the memories. When you enter your 30s, it’ll become much harder to find a time to just see your friends.
The past is in the past – they are only weighing you down.
I used to be too hard on my parents. I thought they were not good enough. Remember that everyone makes mistakes, even your parents. Spend time with them and work on your relationship together.
Stop holding onto relationships that make you feel upset or stressed out. They will never change, and real friends don’t make you feel awful.
Small talk can lead to new opportunities and friendships.
Your life will be much happier and less stressful – lying always complicates things.
Exercise is a lot of fun if you are doing something that you actually enjoy. There are lots of options out there; yoga, basketball, soccer, hiking, walking, or even salsa.
You only get one set of teeth. Look after them every day!
Not just one risk – take as many as you want! Life is very limiting when you are motivated by fear instead of passion.
As you get older, it will be harder to go without sleep. Make the most of it now by staying up late with your friends and having fun together. Go to a club, a bar or a concert and stay out until the sun comes up!
Staying busy means making memories and achieving goals. When you do nothing, nothing obviously happens as a result.
Replace your toxic relationships with happy, fulfilling new friendships.
Make your debt disappear in your twenties so you have the extra income in your thirties for other responsibilities.
Camping is a lot of fun, and it’s awe-inspiring to take in the night sky.
This is a sweet gesture that shows your friend how much you appreciate them, and they can treasure the letter forever. Sometimes it’s a small gesture that can keep your friendship forever.
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