5 Things You Will Regret in Your 30s
Avoid future regrets with these lessons
It's easy to be happy-go-lucky when you're still young. All you care about is what you want to wear, where you want to go, what your friends think of you, and other normal things that young people desire. However, it won't hurt to stop for awhile and think about the future.
If you want to be fulfilled and happy before you turn 30 years old, avoid these future regrets
- Not brushing your teeth. Don't you ever sleep without brushing your teeth and flossing your gums. It's understandable that you are exhausted from all the night parties that you've been attending. But don't neglect your dental health. Your future self will thank you for that pearly white smile that you've taken care of. Not to mention, you won't have to deal with a toothache and expensive dental fees if your teeth are healthy.
- Lack of meaningful friendships. It's difficult to tell who is your true friend when you are in your early 20s especially in the workplace. Give everyone a chance to be your friend. Collect acquaintances and then select a few that you can trust and open up to. Most real friendships won't happen overnight. You will have to build it and invest your time and energy nourishing the relationship. The 30-year old version of you will happily look back and say it's worth it.
- Not hopping from one job to another. Don't stay in a job that you hate. Life is too short to spend it being miserable in a company that doesn't appreciate you or in a job where there's no room for growth and learning. If a job doesn't excite you and doesn't help you develop as a person, that's a clear sign that you should leave. Set career goals and be able to spot new opportunities. When you turn 30, you will be glad that you didn't waste your time in an unfulfilling job.
- Not investing in the stock market. In your 20s, it's perfectly normal to yearn for fancy things such as luxury bags, a nice car, designer shoes, etc. But make sure that you are wise with your money. Invest at least 10% of your income in paper assets and shares of stocks. The magic of compound interest will do you a big favor as you get older.
- Not traveling alone. It doesn't have to be in another country or continent. Try to travel on your own in a nearby city that you haven't visited yet. Go on a solo trip to the nearest state from where you live. Talk to locals and take some nice photos. You will learn a lot by immersing yourself in a different culture. Add the fact that this is a great way to build a life for yourself.