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10 Important Truths Every Twenty Something Should Realize

10 Important Truths Every Twenty Something Should Realize

Your twenties are a time rich with experimentation. The transition from dependence to independence can feel like a roller coaster ride. Surely you’ll encounter some bumps over these ten years, so here are six helpful truths to keep in mind during your twenties. We have some obnoxious notions when we are going through that age but it becomes more and more irrelevant when we start becoming mature and realize that there are certain universal facts that needs to be grabbed.

Out of the myriad ‘Grand Pa’ suggestions, here are ten primary and important truths that every 20 something should realize, in order to pour the precious idealization of life.

1. You Can’t Please Everyone

Don’t get stuck in a ritual of validating other peoples’ egos. You cannot possibly please everyone around you. In fact, if you attempt to please each and every person you know, eventually you’ll lose sight of your own needs.

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2. Don’t Be Too Materialistic

Do not forget that life is much more than possessions. At times, make an effort to reconnect with your friends, spend time with family, stay home and take care of your pets. Basically, spend most of your effort on making memories.

3. Focus On Building Wealth of Experience

You need money to survive, obviously. But also focus more on acquiring knowledge and become intellectually rich. Learn as much as you can. Read books, articles, magazines, meet people and establish your network.

4. Keep In Touch With Old Friends

In your twenties you will meet many temporary people who will come in and out of your life. Don’t forget about the real friends and family who stick by you. Make it a point to stay in touch with them. If they feel like you’ve taken their friendships for granted, eventually they might not bother keeping up the relationship.

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5. Failures Are Okay

The ball won’t always be in your court. It is okay if your grades aren’t always perfect. What’s important is that you keep trying.

6. Your Parents Care

At times it may feel that your parents are pulling you back, or keeping you from tasting freedom. Remember, they care for you deeply, and perhaps 20 years from now you will show the same care to your own kids.

7. Solitude is Indeed Essential

It’s really not that bad when you go out alone for a walk, watch a movie alone or even go for a trip without any company. I should emphasize it’s more matured when you have such experiences as it shows you the ‘Real You’

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8. Technology isn’t everything

Well, we are living in an era of mobiles, tablets and laptops where every single thing is digital and our brain follows the instructions of the machines directly or indirectly but we should always remember that it was invented just as the catalyst and not for the whole human evolution process.

9. Sleep Deprivation is Bad

While we grow up, we tend to put our efforts on our career and forget to do the very natural things. Sleep Deprivation is one of the bad things millenials fetch from the bad world’s new trendy work culture but you should always maintain the work-life balance; sleep is an important asset of life, you must know.

10. Dreaming Big can be Dangerous (Figuratively)

Yes, we wanted to be ‘Batman’ when we were 10 but then, we know it’s not real and we should be something more real. Dreaming to own ‘Microsoft’ ain’t going to make you successful but pity.

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Your twenties are a thrilling time to let loose while also developing your personality and career. Try to keep a healthy perspective, and you’ll be left with amazing memories for the rest of your life. Good luck with your journey.

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Last Updated on March 13, 2019

How to Get out of a Rut: 12 Useful Ways to Get Unstuck

How to Get out of a Rut: 12 Useful Ways to Get Unstuck

Have you gotten into a rut before? Or are you in a rut right now?

You know you’re in a rut when you run out of ideas and inspiration. I personally see a rut as a productivity vacuum. It might very well be a reason why you aren’t getting results. Even as you spend more time on your work, you can’t seem to get anything constructive done. While I’m normally productive, I get into occasional ruts (especially when I’ve been working back-to-back without rest). During those times, I can spend an entire day in front of the computer and get nothing done. It can be quite frustrating.

Over time, I have tried and found several methods that are helpful to pull me out of a rut. If you experience ruts too, whether as a working professional, a writer, a blogger, a student or other work, you will find these useful. Here are 12 of my personal tips to get out of ruts:

1. Work on the small tasks.

When you are in a rut, tackle it by starting small. Clear away your smaller tasks which have been piling up. Reply to your emails, organize your documents, declutter your work space, and reply to private messages.

Whenever I finish doing that, I generate a positive momentum which I bring forward to my work.

2. Take a break from your work desk.

Get yourself away from your desk and go take a walk. Go to the washroom, walk around the office, go out and get a snack.

Your mind is too bogged down and needs some airing. Sometimes I get new ideas right after I walk away from my computer.

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3. Upgrade yourself

Take the down time to upgrade yourself. Go to a seminar. Read up on new materials (#7). Pick up a new language. Or any of the 42 ways here to improve yourself.

The modern computer uses different typefaces because Steve Jobs dropped in on a calligraphy class back in college. How’s that for inspiration?

4. Talk to a friend.

Talk to someone and get your mind off work for a while.

Talk about anything, from casual chatting to a deep conversation about something you really care about. You will be surprised at how the short encounter can be rejuvenating in its own way.

5. Forget about trying to be perfect.

If you are in a rut, the last thing you want to do is step on your own toes with perfectionist tendencies.

Just start small. Do what you can, at your own pace. Let yourself make mistakes.

Soon, a little trickle of inspiration will come. And then it’ll build up with more trickles. Before you know it, you have a whole stream of ideas.

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6. Paint a vision to work towards.

If you are continuously getting in a rut with your work, maybe there’s no vision inspiring you to move forward.

Think about why you are doing this, and what you are doing it for. What is the end vision in mind?

Make it as vivid as possible. Make sure it’s a vision that inspires you and use that to trigger you to action.

7. Read a book (or blog).

The things we read are like food to our brain. If you are out of ideas, it’s time to feed your brain with great materials.

Here’s a list of 40 books you can start off with. Stock your browser with only the feeds of high quality blogs, such as Lifehack.org, DumbLittleMan, Seth Godin’s Blog, Tim Ferris’ Blog, Zen Habits or The Personal Excellence Blog.

Check out the best selling books; those are generally packed with great wisdom.

8. Have a quick nap.

If you are at home, take a quick nap for about 20-30 minutes. This clears up your mind and gives you a quick boost. Nothing quite like starting off on a fresh start after catching up on sleep.

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9. Remember why you are doing this.

Sometimes we lose sight of why we do what we do, and after a while we become jaded. A quick refresher on why you even started on this project will help.

What were you thinking when you thought of doing this? Retrace your thoughts back to that moment. Recall why you are doing this. Then reconnect with your muse.

10. Find some competition.

Nothing quite like healthy competition to spur us forward. If you are out of ideas, then check up on what people are doing in your space.

Colleagues at work, competitors in the industry, competitors’ products and websites, networking conventions.. you get the drill.

11. Go exercise.

Since you are not making headway at work, might as well spend the time shaping yourself up.

Sometimes we work so much that we neglect our health and fitness. Go jog, swim, cycle, whichever exercise you prefer.

As you improve your physical health, your mental health will improve, too. The different facets of ourselves are all interlinked.

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Here’re 15 Tips to Restart the Exercise Habit (and How to Keep It).

12. Take a good break.

Ruts are usually signs that you have been working too long and too hard. It’s time to get a break.

Beyond the quick tips above, arrange for a 1-day or 2-days of break from your work. Don’t check your (work) emails or do anything work-related. Relax and do your favorite activities. You will return to your work recharged and ready to start.

Contrary to popular belief, the world will not end from taking a break from your work. In fact, you will be much more ready to make an impact after proper rest. My best ideas and inspiration always hit me whenever I’m away from my work.

Take a look at this to learn the importance of rest: The Importance of Scheduling Downtime

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