13 Changes You Need to Go Through by the Time You’re 30 to Live Without Regret at 50
30 years is the age when we see what we have achieved so far and set new goals. There is still a lot of energy, plenty of time and many dreams in our futures at this point.
It’s interesting to listen to some people who have already gained life experiences and have something to say about them. They have had time to test their theories in practice and understand what mistakes they’ve made. We have collected 13 of the most useful pieces of advice from different 30-year-old people.
At Bright Side, we are convinced that every person is responsible for their own lives. And when you finish reading this article, you will make at least one important decision moving forward with your life.
1. Go to sleep and wake up at the same time.
No matter how much you want to sleep more during the weekend, don’t do this. It’s better to wake up and go to bed at the same time every day. This way, it will be easier for your body to get used to one day and night cycle and you will avoid the risk of oversleeping through something very important.
2. Start keeping a diary.
Get in the habit of writing down your thoughts and observations, and describing your life in a diary. It won’t just help you let off steam, but you will also learn to analyze and understand many of the moments in your life more easily. And in the future, you will have a great time reading all the notes about your life.
3. Start saving your money.
Just after 30 years old is the best time to reconsider your attitude toward your savings. Think about your retirement money. Complete a course about financing to figure out how different kinds of insurance programs work, how you can get some passive income and how to make a fund where you can keep your savings. Life is unexpected and nobody can be sure they won’t have any health issues, lawsuits, divorces, and business problems along the way.
4. See a therapist every year.
Few people think about their health when they are 30 years old. But a fast-paced life, lack of physical activity, stressful jobs, and bad habits can influence one’s health in a very bad way. Even if there is nothing that bothers you about your health, you should see a general practitioner at least once a year because many illnesses can develop without any symptoms at all.
Watch what you eat and engage in sports regularly. This piece of advice may seem trivial, but it really works.
5. Focus on something you can do really well.
After the age of 30, you should try to determine your professional goals, focus on your major advantages and try to make them perfect. This will require a lot of time but will also help you to achieve more in your life and have an advantage when choosing the kind of work and income you want.
6. Support good relationships with your parents, brothers, and sisters.
Try to spend more time with your family and relatives. If you’ve had serious issues in the past, you should try to sort these problems out now. With age, our relationships change and what they are like depends mostly on us. Parents often see adult children as kids, but what we do can show them that we are mature adults who can live on our own.
Time flies — people get older and die. It’s important to build the right relationships to enjoy a happy life together.
7. Learn to laugh at yourself.
Being able to laugh at yourself is a very important part of being happy and healthy. There are many difficult situations in life, and the ability to see something funny even in such trying moments makes life easier. Studies show that people who are able to laugh at themselves are happier.
8. Start getting in shape and eating healthy food.
After the age of 30, the metabolism in the body slows down, making it harder to maintain a normal weight. In order to keep your weight at a healthy level, you should stay active and eat healthy foods. Many studies show that if you want to lose weight, it’s more important to eat healthy food than to do sports. However, the best effects can be achieved if you do both together.
9. Determine your personal values.
It’s very important to understand what your real life values and priorities are. Because maybe you are not moving toward the goal you really want. Find some time, listen to yourself, think about what you really want to do and what you can do right now to start moving in the right direction. Don’t waste your time.
10. Learn to appreciate what you have.
The ability to appreciate what we have makes our lives happier. Because in most cases, happiness is not determined by how much you earn or where you live, but by the ability to notice the good things, both big and small, and be grateful for them. For example, many psychologists know that couples who thank each other often, stay together for a longer time.
11. Stop thinking that everyone should like you.
After the age of 40, many people see things in a completely different light. For example, many people reconsider the people they communicate with, stop feeling the need to be nice to everyone, and choose friends more carefully. This makes us freer and teaches us to really appreciate the ones we’re close to.
12. Make your dream come true.
Everyone has their own dream and maybe even something they don’t understand. This is the time when you are at your best, so you should work on making this dream come true. For example, if you want to buy a house, have children, start traveling, or record your own album, this is the best time to do it!
13. Read for 30 minutes a day.
A distinctive feature of many successful people is their love of reading literature.
For example, if you read books for at least one hour a day, it will take 15 days a year. The more serious you are about reading and the more you read, the more you will learn and the easier it will be for you to understand other people. You will develop curiosity, creativity, and of course, intelligence.
Which of these recommendations seemed the most important? What would you add to the list? Share in the comment section below!
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