Your 20s is the perfect time to just live in the moment and grab every opportunity that life presents. It’s also ideal to improve yourself at this stage of your life; to cast aside bad lifestyle choices and replace them with things that will make you feel more fulfilled in the long run. Don’t know where to start? Here’s what you can do:
Have a job you're happy doing
Feeling satisfied at work improves your performance, productivity, and engagement even after your shift has ended. It's empowering to be able to talk about your job with a smile because you're genuinely passionate about what you do.
Learn how to cook
Making your own food is a great way to be in total control of your diet—as well as your wallet. It challenges your creativity and it's a fun way to bond with the person you’re cooking with (or cooking for). Plus, it’s actually fun!
Upgrade your skin care routine
The first signs of skin damage usually show up in your late 20s to early 30s. Prevention is always better—and cheaper—than cure, so make sure to moisturize daily and apply sunscreen to keep wrinkles and spots at bay. It’s also a good time to invest in an effective eye cream since wrinkles and other signs of aging usually show up around the eye area first.
Set a target for your savings
Your financial situation suddenly feels like an urgent concern when you realize you’ve only got a couple of decades left before you retire. At this point in your life, you should at least have a retirement plan and major purchase goals (travel plans, car, house etc.), as well as an emergency fund that can cover at least six months' worth of your income.
Get enough sleep
Sleep becomes more precious as we get older, and not having enough shut-eye can result in serious health concerns. If you feel like you’d need the whole weekend to recover from a wild Friday night out, you might as well embrace your inner tita and stay in.
Exercise regularly and have routine check-ups
At your age, you should be having routine check-ups with a doctor you’re comfortable with to maintain your health and to take preventive measures when something feels off. It's also important to stay active: Go jogging regularly, play your favorite sport, or join a workout class you’d actually enjoy like Zumba, yoga, or spinning. Don't have time to hit the gym? Pull up a quick workout video online to get your blood pumping first thing in the morning. No excuses, girl!
Have staple outfits you’ll never tire of
Avoid “I have nothing to wear” moments by investing in well-made, classic pieces you can see yourself still wearing in the years to come. Think shift dresses, dark jeans, and classic button-downs. Why waste money on trendy outfits that will go out of style in a few months when you already know what works for you?
Drink your vitamins
This is often overlooked, but taking daily vitamin supplements can do wonders to your overall health. Watch this video to see the vitamins that best fit your lifestyle:
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