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30 Life Lessons to Learn Before You’re 30

30 Life Lessons to Learn Before You’re 30

Turning 25 wasn’t easy for me. In fact it was one of the trickiest birthdays I have ever had. The reason you ask? Because looking back on the years, I finally came to the realization that I am a quarter of a century old, and in 5 more years I will be 30. I believe that life gives you obstacles along the way for a reason. Overcoming these obstacles is another step towards moving forward in your life.

Lessons are a part of life, the good, the bad and the ones we will never understand. Most of us turn 30 and never really feel totally prepared for the next chapter in our lives. Family, work, kids, owning a house, these are all major milestones that are headed our way. By learning these 30 lessons before you turn 30 is critical to the set up of your future.

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Thus, an idea sparked, and I am happy to present you with 30 Life Lessons to Learn Before You are 30.

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  1. Money does not buy happiness.
  2. Save your money.
  3. Work hard for your money.
  4. Breathe.
  5. Family always comes first.
  6. Pick a career you will love, the money will follow.
  7. Put your phone down once in a while.
  8. Enjoy the moments with the ones you love.
  9. ..Save your money.
  10. Keep current with politics and worldly news.. not always social media.
  11. Make new friends.
  12. Plan an adventure.
  13. Adults aren’t scary..believe me.
  14. Don’t take life too seriously.
  15. Take up many hobbies.
  16. Get out of the house, and go for long walks
  17. Turn off your phone once in a while.
  18. Look after your health, you are going to want to be on earth for a long time, trust me.
  19. Did I mention save?
  20. Spend more time with family.
  21. Get more sleep, oh and take lots of naps.
  22. Write in a journal, so you can look back on it one day and smile.
  23. Relationships will come and go but your friends will always be there.
  24. Work hard, and play hard.
  25. Treat yourself once in a while, movies, spa, a trip? Go for it!
  26. Live each moment one step at a time, nothing worth waiting for was ever rushed.
  27. Learn patience, I know this seems hard, but it will be good for you.
  28. Experience as many things as you can before you have kids.
  29. Learn how to invest your money.
  30. Find your passion, and never look back.

Lastly, I leave you with this. Experience all that you can in your younger years.Travel with friends, make time for the ones you love, and spend each day with happiness and gratefulness. Yes, it will get difficult when you finally blow out your candles at your 30th birthday, and if I am being honest, it will be very hard for me too. If you plan accordingly in your 20’s, set up your life’s plan and manage your budget you will surely be set for success (or at least moving toward it) in your 30’s. You life will change along the way, sometimes for the better and sometimes for the worse, these are all okay. You may switch jobs, or lose relationships, friends and money, but always keep yourself grounded and be thankful for what you have right in front of you, an amazing life.

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I hope this article has motivated and inspired you. I have really truly learned each and every lesson above, and I am so happy I have. Each lesson is something I have personally experienced, and I will carry with me for the rest of my life. I am very grateful that I have learned these lessons, as they will help push me forward for when I do turn 30.

Live life to the fullest, and remember these are the best years of our lives, so enjoy them!

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Last Updated on January 18, 2019

7 Ways To Deal With Negative People

7 Ways To Deal With Negative People

Some people will have a rain cloud hanging over them, no matter what the weather is outside. Their negative attitude is toxic to your own moods, and you probably feel like there is little you can do about it.

But that couldn’t be farther from the truth.

If you want to effectively deal with negative people and be a champion of positivity, then your best route is to take definite action through some of the steps below.

1. Limit the time you spend with them.

First, let’s get this out of the way. You can be more positive than a cartoon sponge, but even your enthusiasm has a chance of being afflicted by the constant negativity of a friend.

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In fact, negativity has been proven to damage your health physically, making you vulnerable to high levels of stress and even cardiac disease. There’s no reason to get hurt because of someone else’s bad mood.

Though this may be a little tricky depending on your situation, working to spend slightly less time around negative people will keep your own spirits from slipping as well.

2. Speak up for yourself.

Don’t just absorb the comments that you are being bombarded with, especially if they are about you. It’s wise to be quick to listen and slow to speak, but being too quiet can give the person the impression that you are accepting what’s being said.

3. Don’t pretend that their behavior is “OK.”

This is an easy trap to fall into. Point out to the person that their constant negativity isn’t a good thing. We don’t want to do this because it’s far easier to let someone sit in their woes, and we’d rather just stay out of it.

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But if you want the best for this person, avoid giving the false impression that their negativity is normal.

4. Don’t make their problems your problems.

Though I consider empathy a gift, it can be a dangerous thing. When we hear the complaints of a friend or family member, we typically start to take on their burdens with them.

This is a bad habit to get into, especially if this is a person who is almost exclusively negative. These types of people are prone to embellishing and altering a story in order to gain sympathy.

Why else would they be sharing this with you?

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5. Change the subject.

When you suspect that a conversation is starting to take a turn for the negative, be a champion of positivity by changing the subject. Of course, you have to do this without ignoring what the other person said.

Acknowledge their comment, but move the conversation forward before the euphoric pleasure gained from complaining takes hold of either of you.

6. Talk about solutions, not problems.

Sometimes, changing the subject isn’t an option if you want to deal with negative people, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still be positive.

I know that when someone begins dumping complaints on me, I have a hard time knowing exactly what to say. The key is to measure your responses as solution-based.

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You can do this by asking questions like, “Well, how could this be resolved?” or, “How do you think they feel about it?”

Use discernment to find an appropriate response that will help your friend manage their perspectives.

7. Leave them behind.

Sadly, there are times when we have to move on without these friends, especially if you have exhausted your best efforts toward building a positive relationship.

If this person is a family member, you can still have a functioning relationship with them, of course, but you may still have to limit the influence they have over your wellbeing.

That being said, what are some steps you’ve taken to deal with negative people? Let us know in the comments.

You may also want to read: How to Stop the Negative Spin of Thoughts, Emotions and Actions.

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