At what age do you really start LIVING? Really start EXPERIENCING life?
Who says that you need to wait until you are older and wiser?
Tick these items off your list before turning 25 and start living, again – for the first time:
- Make a habit of going outside. Feeling the sun on your skin. Socialising with friends. Forgetting the internet.
- Learn to say ‘no’ – to yourself. If you don’t like wearing heels, don’t wear them for the sake of someone else. If you hate the way you smell after smoking, quit. Stop wasting entire days parked on the couch if you’re going to complain about missing the sun.
- Find a hobby that makes spending time alone awesome! Something to look forward to losing yourself in and spending some quality time – with you!
- Just for a day – forget who you are, what your priorities are and how a person should be.
- Identify your fears and conquer them. Stop letting them dictate your life and stopping you from really living.
- Stop hating yourself. You only have one you. Love yourself unconditionally.
- Date someone who says ‘I love you’ first.
- Quit that job that makes you feel miserable each and every day. End the relationships that cause you to cry more than smile. Lose the friends that claim to be friends but don’t offer an umbrella on a rainy day.
- Make a habit of cleaning up and letting go. Somethings are better left in the past and some in the trash.
- Kiss someone who you think is out of your league.
- Make peace with your parents. All those teenager fights are simple when you realise the lessons you have learnt from your parents’ decisions.
- Take on a service job. It will help you gain some understanding of how tipping works, how to keep your cool around idiots, and how a few kind words can change someone’s day.
- If you’re employed, open a savings account. It won’t hurt in the long run.
- Start a relationship with your crush by telling them you want to be with them. Not over a text or a phonecall. Tell them to their face.
- Take time to revisit places that made you who you are: the home you grew up in, your old schools, your hometown. These places may stay there forever, you will not.