So you’re in your 20s, and people are telling you to quit your job, move out of the city, buy a gown, a whole new wardrobe, and whatnot. But you know that the odds are not in your favor. Sure, go ahead and buy a dress, but when it comes to the things people are telling you you need, you need to balance the budget. We say to enjoy every moment of our 20s, but have we been paying attention to the importance of not going crazy as we do so? With so much pressure on us to make the most of our early 20s, you might feel like you need a refresher course on what’s most important to you. What do you say to the 20- to 22-year-old girl who is more interested in making money than starting a family? Or who has moved back in with her parents, struggling to support herself? Even if you haven’t been a 20-something girl with this title, you’ve probably met someone who has. What do you do when she’s at a party talking about her career aspirations but still needs some financial support?
Conduct Your Interview Like A Boss
Understanding the importance of communicating with yourself is crucial when it comes to public speaking. These are the years to learn about the interview process and how to articulate your strengths and faults honestly (no, not procrastination or “I work too hard!”). Attend workshops, seek out a mentor, and develop this everlasting skill.
Look After Your Skin
Your skin may appear in excellent condition right now, but prevention is crucial. Your skin loses suppleness as you get older. There are so many fantastic products on the market these days; all you have to do is take a few seconds every night to apply them. Do it now, and you’ll thank yourself later.
Accepting A Compliment
It is something I’m still working on. When you’re in your twenties, confidence is crucial, and learning to accept compliments is a vital part of that process. It would be best if you were pleasant and humble when someone notices something about you, whether it’s your dress or your thesis. There’s no need to downplay or undervalue yourself; you’re unique, and it’s okay if others notice! Also, give compliments. Being kind doesn’t cost anything.
Be a good friend to others
I believe you hear a lot about how important it is to have a good circle of friends in your twenties, but I think few people talk about how vital it is to be a good friend in your twenties. Life will continue to be busy, but you must make time for the people who matter to you – even if it means setting the alarm on your phone to text your best friend and inquire about their day. While you’re getting ready for bed, ask your girlfriend out for a fitness date or have a FaceTime call with your long-distance best friend.
Separate what you want from what you require.
It is the crucial piece of advice you need to know. We are so in tune with our desires as young people, and we live in an age of rapid gratification that it’s challenging to set limits for ourselves. Should you eat that doughnut because you want it, even though you know you don’t need it if no one else is around to stop you? Should you text your ex back if your heart desires it, even though you know you should stay away? Self-discipline is a lifetime effort, but start making decisions that benefit you even when you have to say no to yourself.
Organize Your Finances
There isn’t much worse than a female who isn’t in control of her finances. You should be saving between 25 and 50 per cent of your salary at this age. That’s a lot! You should have an idea of your outgoing expenses, such as travel, food, eating out, entertainment, and rent, and know where you can save money. If you work for a company that matches contributions, you should contribute the highest amount possible to your 401(k) (mine is 6%!) Put your bills on autopay, don’t skip payments, improve your credit, and don’t overspend. You’ve got it.
Adopt a healthy way of living
You may have a fantastic, toned body and a slender figure as a 20-something woman, so you may believe you don’t need to start living a healthy lifestyle just now and continue to rely on Cosmo and chips to get you through the day. A common misconception regarding healthy lifestyles is that they are limiting. Please get rid of this myth and replace it with a well-balanced diet and a consistent exercise routine convenient for you for the rest of your life. It would be best if you were not restricted, as you need all essential nutrients for healthy existence. A healthy lifestyle supports good health and can keep chronic diseases such as diabetes and heart disease at bay for many years.
Learn to take deep breaths
Learning to breathe deeply–using your abdomen–has many advantages. Still, I’ll only list a few here to save space in this article: better sleep, improved posture, a fit physique, and a pleasant attitude toward everything around you. Deep breathing entails fully inflating your lungs and engaging your diaphragm. To get the full benefits of this basic lifehack, practise it until you perfect it.