10 things to do in your 20s to make your 30s easier

Publish Date
Wednesday, 28 December 2016, 10:27AM
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1. Travel

Get this one out of the way while your still able to tolerate hostel beds and $1 street food dinners. Go everywhere you want to at least once as you can choose which ones you want to go back to when you actually have money.

2. Not care about your relationship status

It may seem like a priority, but try not caring for a while. Stay single, go on dates, live your own life. See where that takes you and decide what to do once your there.

3. Drink more water

Even if you aren't hitting that 2 litre mark each day, try and get a good H20 intake. Every part of your body will thank you for it later in life.

4. Learn to cook

Microwave meals and takeaways may seem like the solution to your inability to whip up something tasty, but they will get old really fast. Even if you marry someone who can cook, it will be a life investment that you won't regret.

5. Wear sunscreen

If you don't want to end up more leather hand-bag than human, slipping, slopping, slapping and wrapping is for you.

6. Make time to work out

The all too familiar excuse for not working out is that you don't have enough time in your busy lifestyle. That isn't the attitude that you want, making time for the gym is definitely a key factor in staying in shape.

7. Find the friends you can count on and strengthen the bond

Genuine friends are hard enough to find in this day and age let alone genuine people. Identify these people and build on the friendship you guys already have. There's not much that is more valuable in this world than people that have your back unconditionally.

8. Get a pet

It may just be a goldfish, but animal companionship can help you through the toughest of times. The added responsibility will make your house feel more like a home as well.

9. Take risks in your career

No one is forcing you to stay in your job, if you don't like where you are, just leave. Step off from the ledge and take the plunge, unless you have mouths to feed, go for it.

10. Keep in touch with people from previous jobs

 You may have left the job, but that doesn't break the connection. You never know, if they're at a different workplace and they are looking for someone suitable, your name may just pop up.