Everyone has bad habits; we’re human. However, as you leave teenagehood and enter adulthood, there are certain habits you should begin doing, and some you should drop. Here are seven habits you should quit in your twenties.
Not Saving Money
In your twenties, you should be taking care of your finances. Whether you’re planning on travelling, or you’d like to save some money so you can put a deposit on a place of your own, it’s important to begin saving your money. There’s nothing worse than living paycheck to paycheck, so if you can, put aside a small amount of your paycheck into a savings account. It’ll be great for a rainy day, or when your rego is due. Rachel Smith from Cycling Rachel Smith offers her advice for those who need to get back on track for their spending. “8 out of 10 people in their 20s don’t know how much money they spend. 81% of people don’t know what they spend on daily, weekly or monthly basis – we’re impulse and accidental spenders. Office workers tell Rachel that they can easily spend $25-$50 a day (accidental spending) on takeaway coffees, food and snacks, that’s $7,200 – $15,000 a year!” Find out more about Rachel by following her on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
Not Having Quality Furniture
You can only live on the sofa bed for so long. Investing in quality furniture can totally transform your home. Not only does a good quality bed help make your bedroom look like it’s out of a hotel, but it can actually help your overall spinal health too. Updating your furniture also makes you feel like a real adult.
Obsessing Over Social Media
It’s always a satisfying feeling when you hit over 100 likes for an Instagram picture, but really, does it matter? Unless social media is a part of your job, obsessing over it 24/7 isn’t a good habit to keep. Spending all your time on your phone is antisocial, and it stops you from experiencing things in real life. You can always still post things on social, but lives tend to be happier if you don’t post every second of it on Facebook.
Thinking Fad Diets Will Work
Wanting to look like Gigi Hadid is a common desire amongst young girls, but getting there can be a struggle. Between different body types, lifestyle choices and busy schedules, it can be hard to get the body of your dreams. Getting fit and healthy is a great habit to get yourself into, however, there are certain ways you should approach it. Fad dieting is not a viable option. With fad diets, your body may look great after a few weeks of drinking nothing but protein shakes, but go back to your normal diet and *bam*, your body will change again. With this, you go back to another fad diet, only to achieve the same results. Rather than relying on fad diets to keep you feeling your best, avoid junk food (to the best of your ability; hey, nobody's perfect) and try and get at least thirty minutes of exercise a day.
Speaking of exercising, you should pick up this habit before you turn thirty. Even if you start slowly, with a walk around the block, it’s better than nothing. You can take your pet for a stroll to the park, and if you don’t have a pet, now’s the perfect opportunity to get yourself one. You and your little pal will benefit from the exercise, and your little fur baby will enjoy the fun pet supplies you get them.
Trying To Please Everyone
Trying to keep everyone happy is tough, and often impossible. Life coach, Megan Luscombe offers her advice about trying to please everyone. “It's a waste of time and the older you get the more you'll realise how it's more important to please yourself. You can't make everyone happy so rather focus on your own happiness. People pleasing and continuously saying YES to everyone isn't a way to live. The sooner you learn this the happier you'll be.” Find out more about Megan by following her on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Waiting For Your Life To Begin
Stop it. Your life has begun. Go, live it.