Top 10 Mistakes You’re Probably Making in Your Twenties: Here’s What You Need to Know

Dear fellow twenty-somethings,

Welcome to the most spectacular decade of your life-wasting journey! You’ve finally entered the roaring 20s and it’s time to master the art of wasting your valuable time and potential. Here are 10 ways you’re probably wasting your 20s.

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1. By not taking risks

You are in your best years. You’re finally old enough to do everything you’ve ever wanted to do, but you’re still young enough to avoid the full commitment of adulthood (kids, mortgage, marriage, etc.) unless you want to. It is the time in your life to take risks and opportunities to become the person you want to be.

2. By doing nothing to improve your future

Sure, it’s fun to spend all your money. It’s exciting to travel while working as a bartender. But do you want to spend your entire life working as a bartender? If not, you should seriously consider looking for a job in the field you want to work in.

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It’s hard to find a job that doesn’t require at least three years of experience. If you start looking at 30 and have no prior experience, your future self will kick you.

3. By associating with the same people all the time.

Your high school friends are wonderful, but it’s also beneficial to branch out and surround yourself with people who aren’t like you. Don’t isolate yourself by hanging out with the same people all the time; You never know where those ties might go.

4. Never leave your comfort zone

Getting out of your comfort zone, such as surrounding yourself with the same people your entire life, is vital to your individual progress as a person. Dreams can be imagined in the comfort zone, but it is also where they die.

It is essential to push yourself to a new level that makes you uncomfortable to see how much you can handle and how much you can learn from the challenge.

5. Basing your value on social networks

You are much more than I like. Oh really. Likes are meaningless; Earning double or triple digits on your posts does not indicate your worth. Nor the number of people who follow you. To be honest, no one controls it. You are more valuable.

6. Feeling forced to justify your decisions

You don’t need to justify quitting your 9 to 5 job because it makes you unhappy. You don’t have to advocate staying home while all your friends go out. You just need to do what makes you happiest and others will understand why.

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7. Going with the flow

Peer pressure was one of the most powerful effects in my life as a teenager, but what about when I was in my twenties? No. If I don’t want to do something, I won’t do it.

I understand what makes me happy and what makes me feel comfortable enough to say no. I don’t have to smoke a bong to feel “good”, I can just say “no thanks” and get it over with. The word is not a complete phrase. Use it.

8. Comparing yourself to others

Comparing yourself to others is a death trap. I can look strong and amazing in the mirror at the gym until someone comes next to me who is smaller than me, he’s in better shape than me or whatever, and I immediately feel bad about myself.

Don’t make the mistake of comparing yourself to others. Nothing to do with body image, relationships or careers. Simply put, you are enough just the way you are.

9. Seeking external validation

Seeking external validation, such as comparing yourself to others, can be harmful, but we all do it. We can be enough for ourselves until someone says something, at which point we constantly seek their validation, approval, and opinion of ourselves instead of being satisfied with our own statement.

For some reason, we always believe that getting the approval of others is preferable to acting on our own instincts.

10. By not reading

Read. Reading a lot. Educate yourself and feed your mind with new ideas. It will help you broaden your thinking outside of the world you live in and can be crucial to your personal growth because reading a book can change your entire perspective on life.

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