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Ultimate Bucket List For Over 20s

Ultimate Bucket List For Over 20s

Your twenties are already behind you. It is the best time of your life to accomplish all your greatest dreams. You are one of the grown-ups, so take advantage of your capabilities and starting checking things off your bucket list. Here’s a list of exciting stuff for over 20s that are worth to experience:

1. Travel more

    “Some people travel all the time, some people travel once a year, and some people barely travel at all.”
    -Greg Keraghosian

    It is the great time to hit all of the places you want to visit. There are lots of exotic places and extreme adventures that are just right for your budget.

    2. Save save save

    How much would you invest to achieve your greatest dreams? Ideally, you should start saving during your early 20s to your 30s. It begins with budgeting your expenses. Grow your money by investing your money, saving for retirement, and more.

    Saving is not about restricting yourself from spending, it is about maximizing what you have with strategic investments.

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    3. Own a house

    Tired of paying monthly rental payments? Take a leap by owning a house as early as in your 30s. Life is sweeter when you have your personal home. In addition, you will pay off your mortgage at a younger age if you buy your house early.

    4. Start a business

    If you are not satisfied with your environment or compensation at work, you can start your own business. There are many more opportunities in the business world. You can even be your own boss.After your 20s, you might know more about what you want to do for yourself and your future.

    5. Learn a new skill

    Learning is an essential process everyone have. It doesn’t stop. The more you learn, the more competency you gain. The best part about learning is that it can be found everywhere.

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    6. Have a healthy work-life balance

      Many people are experiencing the lack of control over the things they need and, at the same time, want the most. Work-life balance doesn’t mean equal hours of work to personal activities. It is about having time to achieve and enjoy.

      7. Take care of your body

      You have got so much carefree life on your early 20s. It is the moment that mandates you to be more conscious about your health and body. It is the time where you need to improve your lifestyle to maintain a healthy body and to delay aging.

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      8. Have a big birthday celebration

      What a perfect time to appreciate your birthday. Birthdays are somewhat reminders of what you have achieved and what you still need to achieve. Perhaps, to children, their birthdays bring excitements because of the gifts they receive. People who are in the late 20s, like those children, need more such excitement to appreciate their gifts.

      9. Remove a bad habit

      Sure thing, you have something you want to change about yourself. It is difficult to eliminate the bad habits since you are used to that particular habit for a long time. And we all know that bad habits die hard. Yet it is possible to manage the bad habits. Perhaps, you can keep it in moderation, or better yet convince yourself not to do it until a certain period of time.

      10. Climb a mountain

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        If adventure seems interesting to you, why not try to reach that goal? Whether with your friends or family, you can do this adventure. Make sure you are prepared for a whole lot fun!

        11. Apply for your dream job

        If there is one thing that makes your life more meaningful as you age, it is pursuing your passion. Some people think twice about whether they pursue their passion because they will be sacrificing the opportunity they  currently have. But if you try to look to the long-term, it is more rewarding if you got to enjoy your work that makes you feel you are not working at all.

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        Last Updated on August 6, 2020

        6 Reasons Why You Should Think Before You Speak

        6 Reasons Why You Should Think Before You Speak

        We’ve all done it. That moment when a series of words slithers from your mouth and the instant regret manifests through blushing and profuse apologies. If you could just think before you speak! It doesn’t have to be like this, and with a bit of practice, it’s actually quite easy to prevent.

        “Think twice before you speak, because your words and influence will plant the seed of either success or failure in the mind of another.” – Napolean Hill

        Are we speaking the same language?

        My mum recently left me a note thanking me for looking after her dog. She’d signed it with “LOL.” In my world, this means “laugh out loud,” and in her world it means “lots of love.” My kids tell me things are “sick” when they’re good, and ”manck” when they’re bad (when I say “bad,” I don’t mean good!). It’s amazing that we manage to communicate at all.

        When speaking, we tend to color our language with words and phrases that have become personal to us, things we’ve picked up from our friends, families and even memes from the internet. These colloquialisms become normal, and we expect the listener (or reader) to understand “what we mean.” If you really want the listener to understand your meaning, try to use words and phrases that they might use.

        Am I being lazy?

        When you’ve been in a relationship for a while, a strange metamorphosis takes place. People tend to become lazier in the way that they communicate with each other, with less thought for the feelings of their partner. There’s no malice intended; we just reach a “comfort zone” and know that our partners “know what we mean.”

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        Here’s an exchange from Psychology Today to demonstrate what I mean:

        Early in the relationship:

        “Honey, I don’t want you to take this wrong, but I’m noticing that your hair is getting a little thin on top. I know guys are sensitive about losing their hair, but I don’t want someone else to embarrass you without your expecting it.”

        When the relationship is established:

        “Did you know that you’re losing a lot of hair on the back of your head? You’re combing it funny and it doesn’t help. Wear a baseball cap or something if you feel weird about it. Lots of guys get thin on top. It’s no big deal.”

        It’s pretty clear which of these statements is more empathetic and more likely to be received well. Recognizing when we do this can be tricky, but with a little practice it becomes easy.

        Have I actually got anything to say?

        When I was a kid, my gran used to say to me that if I didn’t have anything good to say, I shouldn’t say anything at all. My gran couldn’t stand gossip, so this makes total sense, but you can take this statement a little further and modify it: “If you don’t have anything to say, then don’t say anything at all.”

        A lot of the time, people speak to fill “uncomfortable silences,” or because they believe that saying something, anything, is better than staying quiet. It can even be a cause of anxiety for some people.

        When somebody else is speaking, listen. Don’t wait to speak. Listen. Actually hear what that person is saying, think about it, and respond if necessary.

        Am I painting an accurate picture?

        One of the most common forms of miscommunication is the lack of a “referential index,” a type of generalization that fails to refer to specific nouns. As an example, look at these two simple phrases: “Can you pass me that?” and “Pass me that thing over there!”. How often have you said something similar?

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        How is the listener supposed to know what you mean? The person that you’re talking to will start to fill in the gaps with something that may very well be completely different to what you mean. You’re thinking “pass me the salt,” but you get passed the pepper. This can be infuriating for the listener, and more importantly, can create a lack of understanding and ultimately produce conflict.

        Before you speak, try to label people, places and objects in a way that it is easy for any listeners to understand.

        What words am I using?

        It’s well known that our use of nouns and verbs (or lack of them) gives an insight into where we grew up, our education, our thoughts and our feelings.

        Less well known is that the use of pronouns offers a critical insight into how we emotionally code our sentences. James Pennebaker’s research in the 1990’s concluded that function words are important keys to someone’s psychological state and reveal much more than content words do.

        Starting a sentence with “I think…” demonstrates self-focus rather than empathy with the speaker, whereas asking the speaker to elaborate or quantify what they’re saying clearly shows that you’re listening and have respect even if you disagree.

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        Is the map really the territory?

        Before speaking, we sometimes construct a scenario that makes us act in a way that isn’t necessarily reflective of the actual situation.

        A while ago, John promised to help me out in a big way with a project that I was working on. After an initial meeting and some big promises, we put together a plan and set off on its execution. A week or so went by, and I tried to get a hold of John to see how things were going. After voice mails and emails with no reply and general silence, I tried again a week later and still got no response.

        I was frustrated and started to get more than a bit vexed. The project obviously meant more to me than it did to him, and I started to construct all manner of crazy scenarios. I finally got through to John and immediately started a mild rant about making promises you can’t keep. He stopped me in my tracks with the news that his brother had died. If I’d have just thought before I spoke…

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