Turning 25 is BIG. After all, you are turning a quarter of a century. Life all of a sudden feels a little more real, making decisions feels a little more serious, and thinking about the future feels a little scarier. That being said, having these 25 things will make life after 24 a bit easier:
Life before 25 is not a short one. There are many things that you can do before the age of 25 that will make your life better after the age of 25.
1. Friends you can trust
You should have at least one friend you can call in a crisis. Someone who would bail you out of jail with no judgment. A friend who will listen to you cry for days, weeks even, about the person who broke your heart. A friend who you know would keep your secrets like they keep their own.
2. Learn to cook.
Cooking is a basic skill that everyone must possess. You should start by learning basic dishes and the ones that are your favorite. It is a skill that will help you many times in the future.
3. Live alone for once.
In India, living alone is not very popular culture. Living alone teaches you a whole lot of things about life. It helps you to realize the problems associated with daily management. Overall it makes you a more mature and independent human being.
4. Learn to manage your expenses.
To manage your money and cut down your expenses is of great importance. Also, learn about various investment programs going around and try and invest some of your money into them.
5. Keep working towards your dream.
We all have a passion hidden inside us and most of the time we are too scared to follow it. 25 is a young age, even if you fail you will have the time and energy to get back to a stable life. A life that you will live without any regret.
6. Find out what type of people interest you.
Not necessarily a life partner, but you should discover what kind of people you like being around with. In the company of what kind of people you find an improved version of yourself. Don’t let the fear of embarrassment miss you out on talking to new people.
7. Keep your body in shape.
This one is very important. For you to be productive after a certain age, your body needs to respond better. At a young age, when you have a whole lot of energy, exercise daily and keep your body in shape.
8. Build connections.
Talk to the people who are pursuing the same career as you want to, listen to those who are at the pinnacle of what you want to achieve. Building connections helps you in getting the right guidance and deserved opportunities.
9. Develop a creative skill.
In a very busy world that is always rushing towards perfection, find for yourself a hobby that will be your escape from this race. Learn a creative skill or maintain a diary, do anything that soothes your soul.
10. Do something weird.
As you grow old, you won’t get much time and insanity to do it but as the age is by your side do something that does not make sense.
Plan something with your friends, cousins that will throw off everyone. Do something worth remembering 25 years later.
11. Let go.
As you will grow, you will realize people get busy with their life, learn to let them go. They have their own future ahead of them, the same as you.
Understand that not everyone stays. Value those who do but don’t disrespect the one who doesn’t.
12. Get Offline
Even if you can’t get outside all the time, make it a priority to lessen your screen time throughout the day. This can be a challenge for anyone who works on a computer, but try to use your free time to enjoy a non-electronic activity. Reading, playing with a pet, and even napping are great alternatives to a mindless scroll through Facebook.
13. Take A Vacation Alone
Being by yourself is an inevitable part of life, so you’ll need to learn just how to be alone. A fun way to do this is by taking a trip by yourself, preferably to a new place. You’ll make the memories of a lifetime while you learn about yourself and discover just how to do this whole “adulting” thing.
14. Make A Habit Of Having Girls’ Night
Keeping up with your squad is more important than ever. Between work, relationships, and other obligations, it can seem impossible to find time to just hang out and have fun. Scheduling a regular girls’ night will keep you all connected and on the same page no matter what life throws at you.
15. Keep In Touch With Mom
Your parents have always wanted the best for you, no matter what. You may have had your differences but it’s time to put them aside now that you can care for yourself. Family is forever, so keep in touch with yours, whether it’s over a cup of coffee or on the phone every other Tuesday.