One minute, you’re young and unencumbered, and then suddenly, you’re thrown into the chaos of life. To cope, you try to maintain some semblance of order and control. While that’s not necessarily a bad thing, once you get a routine going, it’s difficult to break away from that type of comfort. It’s easy to forget that to live a full life, you also have to welcome change, continue learning, and make an effort in things that truly matter.
1. Date someone who isn’t your type.
We can all agree that nobody is perfect, so put away your checklist and date someone who isn’t your type. Allow that person to introduce you to things you’ve overlooked in the past. Maybe it won’t work out, or, maybe, you’ll meet the person you’re meant to be with.
2. Forgive your parents.
We all know how parents are: You could be 45, and your mom will still feel the need to express her blatant disapproval of your cooking skills or the tattoo you got on your 21st birthday. Forgiveness is liberating, so mend things before it’s too late.
3. Pick a cause to support.
The UnitedHealth Group surveyed 3,351 adults and found that volunteering has a lot of mental and emotional benefits. Roughly 94 percent of the participants said that volunteering improved their mood, while 76 percent said it made them feel healthier. So figure out what you’re passionate about—something you’d be happy to do free of charge—and make time for it.
4. Familiarize yourself with a foreign language.
Learning a new language can be a fulfilling mental exercise. It opens so many doors, personally and professionally. Besides, with all the K-dramas you’ve been binge-watching, think of how much easier it would be to not rely on the subtitles. Do it for the oppa you’re currently crushing on!
5. Become a connoisseur.
If you want to be an expert at something, take an hour or two out of your day to study. Better yet, sign up for classes and workshops. Find a community of like-minded individuals. You never really stop being a student and one lifetime isn’t enough to learn everything, but if you don’t at least try, then what’s the point?
6. Indulge yourself occasionally.
As an adult, there are moments when you have to tighten up the purse strings. But that doesn’t mean you can’t make a big purchase every once in a while. After all, shopping can be a rewarding experience. Purchase through GetGo’s Shop N’ Points to never feel guilty about splurging, ever. In partnership with Lazada, for every P10, you earn 1 GetGo Point. So whether or not you spend a lot, it’s fine kasi #PointsDinYan!
7. Keep your eye on the prize aka your dream destination.
Every traveler knows the secret to planning your next getaway is scouring the Internet for promos, discounts, and rewards programs to ease your financial burden and even help you #FlyForFree so you don’t experience major FOMO. What are you waiting for?
Living a life with no regrets also means exploring places and meeting new people. It doesn’t have to be complicated: Your shopping spree can help you earn enough points for a much-deserved vacation to your dream destination with Shop N’ Points. Lessen your worries and enjoy life’s surprises!