What is basically a note to self?
It is a way to make a promise or promise to yourself about what you are going to do. It can be about a particular time, a particular situation, or a particular person.
No, we are not going to get into a toxic relationship. Rather, it’s your 20s, and now is the time to settle a lot of things that will reflect in your 30s, 40s, and 50s as well. The decision you make in your 20s will always be with you, so either makes good decisions or regret them for the rest of your life.
This is the time when you need to make decisions about your personal and professional lives. So, stop screwing them up and focus on things that have the best ROI, whether it’s your relationship or your college.
25 Note To Self
There can be a thousand notes that you can write and work on those. But, here, we will focus on the life-changing 25 decisions that will improve your life a lot. If you are already in a good situation, you will still find good lessons from here.
So, let’s start.
1. Write Down Your Goals
The first thing is to choose your goal. Life does not always go as planned, we all know that. But this time, you will at least have a plan that you can follow. A life without a goal is like there is no finishing line, and you are just running.
2. Let “IT” Go
Sometimes it is better to let it go than hold it. Whether you have an ego, an incident that troubles you, a rage on someone, or a person, you have to let a couple of things go from your life to be lived a healthy one. Otherwise, it will be difficult for you to grow.
3. Start Reading
Reading is a good habit. Not only it increases our knowledge, but reading will make you better at focusing. If you are already a bookworm, then fine, if you are not, then start reading at least once a week.
4. Follow Yourself
There are people who admire a person and then start walking the same path. So, do not be that person because we all are different. Start following yourself, do those things that make you happy, and always be yourself.
5. Do Not Overthink About Your Past
See, there are past incidents that still make me sad and think about. But, if I overthink and hold, then it will be difficult for me to maintain a healthy life. So, do not overthink, what happened just happened, focus on what will happen.
6. Start Showing Care To The Loved Ones
See, if I tell you right now that I love you, you are not going to believe it. Either I have to do something or show you that I really care. The same thing that you must do for the people you love.
7. Health Is Wealth
The 20s is the peak time when you need to understand that there is nothing more precious than your health. If you can take good care of your health now, this will remain with you for the rest of your life.
8. Savings For Retirement
There are people who say to enjoy life and live in the moment. But what about saving something for your last days? You don’t know whether there will be anyone who will take care of you or not. So, the best thing to do is to save money for retirement.
9. Having Doubts Is Not Bad
This is a point for which I used to be criticized all the time. If you are not sure about something or have doubts, then it is absolutely fine. Having questions and doubts means you are thinking about the matter deeply.
10. Do Not Make Excuses
This is something that one of my professors used to tell me. Yes, there are excuses that really happen. But, once you start making excuses, that will become a habit. If you start blaming yourself, then you will be able to find ways to achieve anything after everything is against you.
11. Practice Mindfulness
Meditation is the key to being yourself. Also, if you are practicing being a mindful person, then you can control your mind. And once you are able to control your mind, there is nothing that can stop you.
12. Stop Being Satisfied
You need to be someone who is never satisfied with your work. Once you are satisfied with your work, you will stop putting effort into making a better version of yourself who will be capable of doing things that you haven’t known at all.
13. Learn Cooking
Cooking is one of the things that everybody should know. Whether you live alone or with your partner, the basic skills are necessary to live a healthy life. And you know, your partner will always be happy if you cook something for them.
14. Involve In Meaningful Causes
Obviously, you will enjoy your life. You will study, and you will work hard, but what about doing something that is noble? Believe me that will make you the happiest person, so involved in something where you find meaning causes.
15. Follow Current Events
It is really important for everyone to follow events that are going on around them. If you are not able to collect the current circumstances, then what person are you?
16. Travel To New Places
Traveling is a thing that everyone loves. Once you find peace and happiness in traveling, believe me, there is nobody who can create a barrier between you and new places.
17. Give Yourself Some Me Time
This is one thing that I tell every other person. Giving yourself enough time is important. Even I do that every night. Whether I am busy or I am not, at the end of the night, before I go to sleep, I will spend at least 30 minutes with myself only.
18. Look Back To The Last Week
I have told you to stop looking at the past. But looking back to the last week is important. After every week, you should analyze what you have done, good and bad. And then you can make yourself better step by step.
19. Appreciate Your Failures
Failures are important to achieve huge things, and failures make our personalities and attitude. The person who saw failures in their lives will appreciate other person’s failures and success.
20. Express Gratitude
This is a very kind and humble gesture. If you start expressing gratitude to every other person who is fighting in their lives, first of all, you will be the one to give them at least one smile, and secondly, one day, you will get the return.
21. Start Saying NO
This is a very important lesson that I am going to tell you. Start saying No, there used to be a time when I couldn’t say no, and in the end, I ended up doing things that I didn’t want to do. Obviously, it is not about your close people who are important in your life.
22. Come Up With Something New
Try to be innovative and creative. Doing the same work every day will not take you to anywhere. Start adding some spices to your life, and try something new every day. This is how you can be different from others.
23. Escape From Toxic Relationship
This is the thing that I couldn’t do in my life. There used to be a time when you had to walk from a toxic relationship. Yes, you have to pay for something, and that can tear you apart. But, believe me, one day, you will get something that will not only fill the void, but you will be happy as well.
24. Manage Time
Managing time is a trait that every person should have. Let me give you an example. There used to be a time when I had to manage a lot of things, and I was quite busy. Still, the people around me never told me that I did not give them time. Because I always knew how to manage time.
25. Be Accountable For Your Actions
You are in your 20s, be responsible and be accountable. If you do something bad, that means you need to take care of your shit all alone. So, start blaming time or situation and be accountable and take responsibility for your action.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):-
Here are some questions and answers that you may find interesting.
Ans: Here are a couple of things that you may start thinking about and doing in your 20s.
⦿ Focus on your vision.
⦿ Stick to a budget
⦿ Learn to say NO.
⦿ Start giving attention to your mental health.
⦿ Make savings for emergencies.
⦿ Develop quality relationships.
⦿ Make no debts.
⦿ Rent an apartment.
⦿ Try to read books.
⦿ Learn new skills.
⦿ Go for intentional dates.
⦿ Start investing.
⦿ Visit your family often.
⦿ Do something and fail to learn.
⦿ Know about taxes.
⦿ Travel to new places.
⦿ Focus on your health.
⦿ Get enough sleep, water, and food.
Ans: Here are several things where you should focus on in your 20s.
⦿ Do not spend recklessly, build a financial foundation.
⦿ Try to focus on creative works.
⦿ Commi yourself more on you rather than unworthy people.
⦿ Meditation is a good habit.
⦿ Try to learn the meaning of money.
⦿ You can create multiple streams.
⦿ Self-development is a must thing.
Ans: This is a common question. You need to understand that the 20s is the time when you are transforming from a boy to a man. It is the time when you self-realize so many things in your life, there will be unpredictable things that you have to face, and it is the time when you discover every new aspect of life.
So, saying goodbye to your childhood and welcoming your responsibilities is not an easy transformation. And finally, you need to shift your focus on your relationships, career, finances, and many more things.
If you already feel satisfied in your 20s, then sorry to say that you are not an ambitious person. A life without a dream and a goal without a plan is just a wish, and if you can’t work on your dreams and wishes, then there is nothing that you can do.
Just work hard on thinking about what you love to do and what makes you happy, then ask yourself, is that thing your purpose in your life? If so, then forget everything, just follow your plan and work hard. You will reach there one day for sure. I hope you will like this article.
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