They say that when we’re in our 20’s, we have to cherish each moment because this is when we experience the highlights of our lives. Partying, meeting new people, visiting foreign countries. But it’s also in our 20’s when we start to gain more responsibilities a.k.a work.
Sometimes, it’s hard to enjoy life when you have to start thinking about your job or the bills – things that only the grown-ups used to do. But while we’re still young, we should definitely make the best out of our 20’s and stop worrying about the small stuff.
So what do you say? Are you up for the challenge?
Here are the 10 things you should stop worrying about to finally enjoy your 20’s.
You might think that what you’re doing right now isn’t good enough – that you’re not doing anything right at all. But don’t worry, failing is a step towards knowing what’s right from wrong. It’s a step towards your growth as a person.
It won’t always be easy, but failure only makes us stronger and it might be a little uncomfortable, but it’ll be worth it.
2. Making Money
People think that money is a measure of success – that the more money you have, the more successful you are. That just means you’ll have to work twice as hard to earn a lot of money.
But don’t let that ideal consume you and turn you into a corporate slave. Money isn’t the only thing in the world. Invest in your growth, invest in having a pleasing personality, and invest in nurturing your passion and money will follow.
3. Getting Married
Do you always feel pressured by the “When are you getting married?” questions during family reunions? Are you the only single friend in your circle and all they do is mock you for it? Don’t make this the reason for you to rush love.
People in their early 20’s tend to think that a partner can help them validate their existence and that having a partner in life means they have gotten their life all figured out. But let me tell you, don’t get pressured by the sound of wedding bells just because your best friend from kindergarten got engaged.
Take all the time you need to fulfill your dreams and career. And just like money, love will follow.
4. Starting a Family
Have you seen those baby names on Facebook? It makes you want to start a family of your own, right?
But hey, focus on where you are right now. You’ll get to build your own family once the timing is right and once you are ready.
5. Paying The Bills
Instead of worrying about the bills, focus on making money instead.
Seriously, life’s too short to worry about the bills. Life’s way too short to even worry at all. So stop letting your bills control you. Remember, you only live one life. Enjoy it!
6. Finding Your Passion
As adults, we sometimes worry about finding the right job and even more so, finding the job that fits our passion.
You might be a person who’s very passionate about the arts. But as fate would have it, you’re stuck in a data-driven job just wondering what it would have been like to have your dream job.
Don’t fret. You might think you’re on the wrong path but this is all just temporary. Sooner or later, an opportunity will arise and you can have the job and lifestyle you’ve always dreamed of having.
7. Worrying About the Society
We all worry about what society thinks of us. In return, we do things not because we want to, but because we want to keep an image and set an identity for ourselves in the minds of others.
Quit this mindset. We are who we are, regardless if society likes it or not. As long as we do good and feel good then there is nothing to worry about.
8. Thinking About Tomorrow
Live for today, speak for today, and act for today. Live and learn what today has in store for you. Don’t ever stop seeking and discovering who you are, what you want to do, and what you were made to be.
Live for your now.
9. Daydreaming About The Future
Instead of worrying about how you will be and where you will be in 10 years, invest your time in living each day one step at a time.
Who knows what could happen in 10 years?
So quit the daydreaming! It always pays to have a dream but it’s better to live for today and make sure that the choices you make will help you achieve your goals for the future.
We all grow and succeed at our own pace. Where we are now is where we were always meant to be. Again, trust in the process and trust in your own timing.
To enjoy your 20’s, you need to stop thinking that life is a race. You are not delayed with your life. The timing of other people is not necessarily ours. Life is short, so make the most out of your youth, especially your 20’s. Always continue to live your life positively and all the good things in this world will follow.