Self-Improvement in Your 30s
I am in my 30s already and miss my youth. There is a lot to reminiscence. While there are beautiful memories to cherish, there are a number of things that could have been done in a better way. Even more, there are few mistakes that could have been circumvented with awareness and carefulness.
In order to not have similar regrets when I hit my 40s and to make my life more meaningful, I talked with a bunch of older people to gain their insights on what it is like to be 30-something and how to make the best out of this time.
Given below are their invaluable suggestions for self-improvement in your 30s:
1. Prioritize your Health
Talk to your elders and all of them will have one common thing to say “Start looking after your health now or it will never happen.”
We all know the significance of exercise and eating right but how much do we implement in our daily lives.
Remember, the breakage of your body doesn’t happen all at once. It’s a cumulative effect of what you’ve been doing all this life. Those who dedicate this decade to their health won’t have much to regret or wish they could have eaten more veggies and pushed themselves at a gym or done yoga.
Stop making excuses now if you don’t want to regret it later like many others.
2. Learn to say “NO”
Life is short and this decade will pass by in a blink of an eye.
It’s the worst feeling to regret it later for not having spent enough time with your loved ones or people close to you. Learn to say “NO” to people, obligations, and activities that hardly bring any value to your life. Rather, dedicate your time to people who matter to you and those who bring the best in you. Appreciate their presence and show up with them more often.
The 20s is about meeting new people, giving yourself and others the chance to make meaningful relationships in your life. the 30s 30s is about defining lovely boundaries and nurturing your relationships. Don’t waste your time and energy on people who bring any sort of negativity in your life.
It hurts more than you know to miss the presence of loved ones and know you can’t have them around anymore in your lives.
The majority of people become stagnant in their life as soon as they turn 30. There is hardly any time or interest left to focus energy and resources on their self-improvement. As a result, they stop educating themselves and hardly bother taking care of their physical or mental health. Those who don’t stop their learning, however, continually evolve their thinking and tread themselves on the path of becoming a better individual. Those who invest time in their improvement and growth are the ones making best investments in their lives.
Invest time on you for that is the best investment that can ever be made.
4. Focus is Everything that Matters
All of us spend a lot of time dreaming in our 20s. But the 30s is not about living in a fantasy world. By this time, we get close to reality and most of us realize our dreams, goals and aspirations. We understand things that are most significant in our lives. It is, therefore, time to focus on those things in your life. Don’t waste your time on trying to get everything in your life. Rather, build your life around your passion and not what others tell you even if that means taking significant risks in your life. Age must not be a bar to challenge yourself into getting something that holds a meaning for you.
Focus only on 2-3 important things in your life and not everything.
5. Be Kind to Yourself
Be kind to yourself and start doing things for yourself. Learn to love yourself. Do things that bring you happiness and start treating yourself better.
Few years down the lane it’ll be harder to love yourself and do things that you really wanted to do in life. You might just regret simple things like traveling more often and investing time in family. Leave no room for regrets. They give you the worst kind of pain and they have a potential to destroy you.
It’s alright to be selfish at times so as not to have regrets later in life.
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