Your twenties are probably the sweetest part of your life. You get your first job, your first love, marriage, kids, your first car, your first home, start a new business, learn new things…But, unfortunately, most people spend their twenties being jobless/changing jobs, breaking up, living a bachelor life, and not having any savings in the bank.

What is supposed to be the most energetic, confident, and sweetest part of one’s life is unfortunately spent worrying, regretting and facing failure.But, that isn’t how it should be. Today, we will show you some simple and effective ways to make your twenties the most memorable and enjoyable phase of your life.

1) Get out in nature

At this point, you might be spending most of your time on TV, computer, mobile phones, and video games. While it’s easy to get caught up in the excitement of hooking with friends, it’s also important to realize that your ‘screen time’ leads to stress and poor creativity. Instead, if you restrict your screen time to doing just productive activities and spend your leisure in nature, you will be able to lead a happy and healthy

2) Exercise daily

We all know that exercise offers countless benefits for the body and brain, yet we fail to do it regularly. It not only improves our health and fitness but also makes us look good. Professional athletes and models are paid millions just to stay in shape. No matter what your daily routine is, make sure to exercise at least 40 minutes daily.

3) Spend time with friends and family

Health and relationships are the two most important things that can determine your happiness and success in life. While it’s possible to achieve good physical health with exercise, your mental well-being is largely determined by your relationships with people. No matter how busy you are, make it a point to spend at least a few minutes daily with your family and friends. Billionaires are among the busiest people in the world, but they never forget to spend their Sundays with their family and friends. Most of them agree that it’s their secret to being happy.

4) Express gratitude

Forget ego and anger. You can’t accomplish anything positive by expressing negative emotions to people and reacting negatively to situations. Let’s recollect the Universal saying, ‘what you give comes back to you.' Instead of worrying about things that you haven’t got, make it a habit to thank the Universe and important people in your life for all the good things. When you keep your people happy, you will be happy too. It will make life better for everyone.

5) Meditate

If you weren’t asked to learn guided meditation in your teens, 20’s is a good time to start. Meditation helps improve your concentration and focus, which is very crucial for personal and professional success. It makes you feel better and gives you spiritual benefits even if you are not religious.

6) Get enough sleep

It’s no surprise that an average person in his or her 20’s might like to sit back and watch TV or hook up online until the wee hours. But not many realize that, by sleeping less, they are ruining their health. Eight hours of sleep is mandatory if you wish to stay active and energetic the next morning. Your sleep directly affects your productivity and health, so make sure you don’t mess with it.

7) Laugh

Charlie Chaplin once said, “A day without laughter is a day wasted”. Laughing is the best natural medicine for all sorts of emotional problems. Mingle with people who have a great sense of humor, learn to take things lightly, and if there aren’t too many options around, watch Just for laugh videos on YouTube.

8) Challenge yourself

The best way to identify your real potential is to challenge yourself at various tasks continually. Challenges will improve your self-confidence, fighting spirit, and willpower. Once you make it a habit, you will be able to achieve success much faster and better in the later stages of your career.

9) Be optimistic

Having a positive mindset can help you face challenges more confidentially, and learn from mistakes. It’s argued that even being overconfident helps with regards to achieving peak performance. So, optimism is always a good thing to have when you are looking to be successful.

10) Make every day count

Your future is determined by what you do today. The best way to build a great tomorrow is to live a great today. Take every task seriously and make every day count so you can live a great life in your seventies and eighties.

11) Travel frequently

Traveling to new places and meeting new people will maximize your learning opportunity and improve your social skills. It will enlighten you and help you learn about different people, their culture and tradition and spark success ideas as well. Budget traveling is one of the best ways to spend your savings because the experience is worth the money spent.

12) Appreciate changes

Changes are an integral part of life. Hence, we must appreciate them and move on to the next phase when the time and situation demand.

13) Take Risks

Being a risk taker is not a bad idea after all. If you want to be highly successful, you must practice taking small risks in your twenties. You might fail several times, but over time, like all the great people out there, you will be highly successful one day. However, make sure to take only calculated risks, and not blind decisions.

14) Accept that you have little control over others

Most relationship problems happen because people want their partners to think and behave the way they want them to. But, in most cases, that is not going to happen. The best way to improve your relationship is to accept that you can’t and shouldn’t have complete control over your partner. A better thing to do is to appreciate what’s special in him/her and live with it.

15) Watch your words before you talk

Words once spoken can’t be taken back. It takes multiple attempts to convince the other person that your harsh words were not intentional. A better option to avoid problems in relationships is to not utter negative words during an argument. Give it some time, keep quiet until he/she accepts his/her mistakes and comes back. By doing so, you are making it a win-win for you, your partner, and your relationship.

What are some important life lessons you have learned in your twenties? How have they affected your life? We’d be interested to hear your experiences.

Author's Bio: 

Cathy loves to provide readers with useful, straight-forward insights on how to be happy and healthy.She writes regularly on topics revolving around exercise and happiness and helps educate readers on the best ways to improve their health and looks naturally.