“Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you are gonna get.” – Forrest Gump. This dialogue has resonated with everyone for years, whenever someone has felt discontent or stuck in life. But the beauty of life is that it keeps on changing, and the truth is, your 20s are going to be the best years of your life. In order to make the most of your youth, there are a few changes you need to make in your 20’s so that you can live your life regret-free.
Here Are 25 Uncomfortable Changes You Need to Make Your 20’s Regret Free
1. Be ready to speak up.
If you are not happy with the way things are going on, you should always make it a point to speak up about it. Be it your workplace or love-life, you need to know when things are not working out and do something about it.
And if you never let others know if something is not quite right- it will never change.
2. Be open.
Open yourself up and be prepared to commit yourself wholeheartedly to a cause you believe in and then do everything in your power to make it fruitful, without thinking about what others think of it.
3. Decide whether you want to remain the way you are.
You need to decide if you want to remain the way you are now, or do you want personal growth and change?
It is easy to go with the flow and not worry much about things which are not our immediate concern, but would you want to remain the same person that you are for the rest of your life?
Do you think that would be enough, always? If the answer is no, then there is no time like the present to bring the changes you want to see in yourself.
4. Set out your priorities and start working towards them.
It would be a huge loss to invest yourself in things which wouldn’t even matter after a few years, maybe months. So, it’s better if you invest your precious time doing things that will help you progress in your life, and prioritize those things that will help in your growth.
5. Sit back and think.
In between this frenzy of documenting every single thing that you do, sit back and think about what would you be doing if there were no smartphones? Actually, social media to be more precise. Live your life as you want to live and not how you want your online audience to see.
6. Do not overreact.
There is no need to overreact on everything. It is just a waste of your precious mental, emotional, and physical energy. Keep calm and try to handle things with poise, practicality, and intelligence.
7. Focus on interesting things.
Try to be more informative and interesting. People should want to talk to you because you actually have something to say about things other than judging people. Read and gain knowledge as much as you can.
8. Don’t focus on physical appearances.
Go beyond your physical appearance. Too fat, too thin, looking a certain way, having a certain skin type- all of these are inane things. To remain a certain dress size your entire life is not exactly a worthy accomplishment. Focus on things that make you who you truly are.
9. Think about other people.
Instead of always going on and on about yourself, try knowing a bit more about other people. After all, you already know everything there is to know about you. Other people, with their experiences and dreams, might be a very interesting topic.
10. Show empathy.
Try to be more of an empathetic person rather than an intellectual one. This does not mean that having informed opinions about things is bad, but yes putting as much effort into being kind would definitely make this world a better place.
Don’t be too harsh on yourself. We all have dreams to chase and a very limited amount of time to do the chasing. But it would be utterly regretful if in that process you forgot how to live in the moment and end up being extremely hard on yourself.