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Roughly about a week ago, I turned 24! (whoop whoop!) This led me to think about what I wanted the most out of my twenties. The past few years have been a constant learning experience for me. I’m slowly starting to figure out what I want in life, as well as how to live my best life. My goal is to make the best of everything no matter how little I have. And my wish is to live a life of adventure and self improvement. I’ve made a few mistakes as a young adult, but I don’t want that to determine how my future turns out. So I’ve created this list as a means of encouragement. I believe this list can apply to anyone, whether young or old. In the words of F. Scott Fitzgerald, it’s never too late to live a life you’re proud of.
How To Live Your Best Life
Cut off ToxicityCut off toxic people, set boundaries with negative family members, leave an unhealthy relationship, or quit a job that affects your happiness. You must cut off toxicity to find peace. Leaving your best life means removing what doesn’t bring your joy.
Have A Routine And Stick To ItI like to know what I’m doing ahead of time. Setting a familiar routine can help you make the most out of your day. Go to bed and wake up at a set time. Learn to stick with it. Leave no room for procrastination. Setting a routine helps you stay on top of things and removes stress.
Don’t People PleaseDon’t be a yes man. It’s okay to say no. Don’t allow people to make you their source of happiness, or guilt trip you. Don’t be afraid to upset them. Say how you feel and mean what you say. Be kind but have boundaries. You’re not a doormat so protect your happiness.
ReadKnowledge is power. Reading is known to improve memory. It can also help reduce stress. If you don’t like to read, you probably haven’t found a book you like.
Laugh MoreOne thing I’ve been doing more often is watching stand up comedy. Laughter is good for the soul, it’s a natural pain killer. I’ve made it a priority to laugh more. So start searching for funny videos on youtube. Watch a comedy flick on Netflix. Let loose and laugh more.
Find your purposeDon’t settle for a job you don’t love because of money. Take time to find a career path you genuinely enjoy. I like to think that our purpose is an activity we’re so passionate about that we’d do it for free. Think of something you enjoy doing. Now, think about getting paid for it. I believe that may be your purpose.
Be YourselfBeing yourself goes hand in hand with not being a people pleaser. You HAVE to be yourself to live your best life. Don’t try to impress people, family, or even the person you like with a clean cut version of yourself. Stay true to your personality, and let others accept that.
ForgiveHolding on to grudges and bitterness leads to nowhere. Forgive those who have wrong you for yourself. Give yourself the freedom to live unbothered.
Live A Life Of AdventureAdventure doesn’t always have to mean traveling. Sometimes “adventures” can be trying a foreign dish, learning a new language, dating if you’ve been single, or staying single, if that’s what you want. Don’t try to live life by a set of rules. Be adventurous and do something that scares you. Don’t fear change.
Live How YOU WantDon’t allow others to pressure you on how to live your life. You don’t have to follow the path that your family thinks you should. Your life doesn’t need to mirror your friends. We’re all on a different path, and we all want different things. Be with who you want to be. Follow the career path you want. You’ve only got this one life, so live it for you.
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