Ask anyone if they wish to go back to their 20s to avoid regrets later. Most of the answers will be a firm YES! Your 20s may seem like a perfect age. It is always when we get older, we start to look back, only to realize that we could have done things differently. How do you know if you’re taking full advantage of your 20s, making all the right decisions in your personal and professional lives? Well, you don’t. Life is about taking chances and doing your best. Being in your 20s is great. But as fun as these years are, they’re also pretty important for making sure the rest of your life goes smoothly. To all of you in your 20s, here’s a list of things you should do, or else you will regret in the later stage of your life.
1. Learn to manage and balance your time
20s is the age when you get out of school and enter the real world, where you would have to manage your work and family together, where you would have you boss over your head demanding the work. Basically this is a time where you would lay the foundation of your relationship, career, health and life as whole. Learn how to manage your time in a balanced fashion. Experiment with different strategies but master this art. Being responsible doesn’t mean you have to get very serious about everything, fun is part of the life but the crucial component at this stage is how you manage everything with ease. You should be serious about how you spend your time regardless of your age. But don’t be too hard on yourself!
2. Travel the world
20s is the best time, you are mature enough to go on your own and immature enough to learn from others. In our 20s, the majority of us are largely commitment-free, but the older we get the harder it becomes to just drop everything, pack a bag and jet off to the other side of the world. Traveling becomes harder the older you get, especially when you have a family and kids. Start to travel and explore the world in your 20s, even with limited budget. That’s when you have the freedom and have no commitments.
3. Save money avoid regrets
It may not be what you want to hear, but older folks say not to blow all your savings before you hit 30. You need to save. Yes, saving is tough. But it’s only going to get harder as you get older. Nobody thinks 50 years into the future, but if you don’t save you’re going to end up short on money when it’s time to retire. If you can put away some pennies, even just a little bit, your later self will likely thank you big time. You don’t have to invest a lot but start as early as you can.