Whether you are 25, 22 or 28, being in your 20s means you are in the prime of your life. It is a good number they say. You are young enough to be youthful, energetic, and adventurous but also old enough to be responsible, knowledgeable, and mature. You are at your strongest, scientifically speaking.
Personally, I see the age of 20s as a kind of transformative years. You get to better know yourself. Discover the things you love. Learn the things you hate. Experience life. And go on an adventure. You are on the border of entering the real world but not quite there yet. You know a thing or two about life, but still learning how to fully navigate it.
Most importantly, you have more freedom in terms of choices in life than most ages. You are not confined by the immaturity set in your teens and the adult responsibilities of those in their 30s. So why not make the most of it. Here are some things you can do that fits a 20s lifestyle.
Adopt a pet
Ok, I am not here to judge you whether you prefer buying one from a pet store or adopting from a local shelter. Whatever means you choose is up to you, but owning a pet is something you need to experience in your 20s. You probably don’t have much responsibility other than yourself, so having a pet should be perfect.
Not only does it teach you to be responsible for another living thing, but it also teaches you a lesson about how to love unconditionally without any expectation. They have a lifespan of 10 to 13 years so learn to make the most of it and be prepared to shed some tears. Make sure to be ready to give them basic care like their regular vet visit, vaccination, and their essentials like bed, food, and even vitamins – maybe some plush toys. Most importantly, lots of cuddles.
Travel The World and Travel Alone
Assuming you have no major responsibilities or commitments to other people in your life, I highly urge you to travel the world and travel alone. I personally believe it is something that everyone needs to experience. For one, it opens up your mind and broadens your horizon. Two, it is a lot of fun and so freeing. Three, you met very interesting people – and make a lifetime friendship.
Traveling the world allows you to know culture and experience life in other parts of the world, far different from the norms back home. It makes you cultured as millennial would describe. Traveling alone, on the other hand, teaches you to be responsible for yourself and pushes you to the limit. You will know a lot more about yourself when you are in a situation where you only rely on no one but yourself.
Devote Sometime To Volunteerism
Volunteerism is an activity that gives you a number of personal benefits. It gives you the opportunity to help people, make new friends, learn skills, know about your community, advance your career and teaches you compassion. You will be amazed at how this type of activity can change your perspective in life.
Be Healthy and Active
As I have stated earlier, you are the strongest physically that you will be. The peak of human strength is at 25 to 26. So, you need to take advantage of this by becoming the healthiest possible version of yourself. I mean, getting those abs is far easier to achieve that when you are in your mid-30s. Climbing a mountain is so much easier without joint pains in your late 30s. Make the most of your age and form the best possible version of you physically. It does goes away, but at least you get to see it and live it.
Connect With Family
We were once fully dependent on our parents and as we grow old we learn to stand up for ourselves and live life on our own. But that is not an excuse to not look back and give back. While we still don’t have much on our plate, it is high time to spend whatever available time we have with them. Remember that family is love and they are the only person you can rely on no matter what your age is.