Level up in your twenties. What does that even mean? How do you do it? Too many questions running across your mind? This blog post will go over all things twenties, how to level up and live your best life!
I’m sure you’ll agree with me (as a fellow 20 something) that your 20s are a wild ride. Everything’s confusing as there’s so much out there to explore and experience that it feels almost impossible to keep up with everything going on around you.
Before we get into the tips to level up in your twenties, it is important to first understand what your priorities are in life and what it means for YOU to level up in life. Take a minute to think about everything that matters the most to YOU and all the areas of life you’d like to level up in.
What I like to do is divide my “life” into quadrants. Sounds weird but it helps. Five quadrants, namely, Career, Finance, Friendships, Relationships (with myself and others) and Health. With these quadrants in minds, I create a list of things I want to level up in/ prioritize. Now, your turn. Split up your life into quadrants most important to you at the moment and create a list of everything you want to level up in.
The next step is to cultivate daily habits that will help you level up in your twenties.
Having key daily habits that improve your life a little bit each day will help you level up not just in your twenties but for years to come. This is a decent place to start leveling up in your twenties and live a life you are proud of.
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Tips To Level Up In Your Twenties
The most important part of leveling up in your twenties is understanding that life has its complexities and you’ll try your best to give it your 100% without stressing yourself too much.
Here are some tips to level up in your twenties:
Get to Know Yourself
Your real-self. You need to know who you are and truly love and appreciate yourself to level up in your twenties. To truly grow out of your old habits, understand who you are as a person.
It’s time to let go of your ego and stop living someone else’s life because twenties are your defining decade. Define it the right way. Set the right tone to transition effortlessly into your 30s!
I read somewhere that being in your 20s is rediscovering all the parts of yourself you used to hide when you were younger and embracing them fully. I wholeheartedly agree with this!
Going back to the quadrants. Knowing where you stand in terms of career, finance, friendships, relationships and health is the stepping stone to improving each of these aspects.
So, jot down where you stand at the moment and what your goals are for your twenties with these quadrants in mind. The next step is to cultivate daily habits that will help you achieve these goals. Which is where discipline comes in.
Discipline is Key
You’re an adult now. No more excuses. Something every 20 year old has to listen to time and again. But it is true though. You are no longer a kid and living a life you are proud of requires hard work, dedication and discipline.
All the goals you jotted in your journal. Time to start working on them. All aspects of your life need attention so don’t waste time doing things you don’t care about or add value to your life.
Start a Side Hustle
Nothing in this world can be predicted. Same goes with the job market. I mean, 2020 made most of us realize how most “stable jobs” aren’t that stable after all.
So, like the smart 20 something you are, it is high time you explore your hobbies and passion and try to monetize them. The best part about starting a side hustle in your twenties is that there’s no severe repercussions if you fail once, twice or how many ever times!
If you hack your way into monetizing your passion online, you can be sure of making an extra chunk of money that could go into your savings account or towards your college tuition. In this day and age, all you need is a laptop, Wi-Fi and a skill you can monetize!
Gaining financial freedom or at least making money from your side hustle will help you manage your money right.
Read: Best Side Hustles For 20 Year Olds
Manage Your Finances
If you’re barely out of college or just started earning from your job, it’s time to start managing your finances. Instead of letting all the money sit idle in your bank savings account, you can look into investing a portion of your savings.
There are so many YouTube videos and courses on how to get started with investing. You should try and test the waters at your own discretion.
Disclaimer: I’m not a financial advisor.
Health & Diet
To truly level up in your twenties you’ve got to take care of your health and diet. Exercise, hydration and mental health should be your priority.
Dedicate time to workout and deal with your emotion in a healthy way. Ensure you eat food with nutrients and reduce junk food intake!
Skincare is something you should prioritize in your twenties so that your 30s and adult self will thank you! Look into your skin type and come up with a simple morning and nighttime skincare routine. Follow it religiously to reap the benefits later down the line.
A simple 3 step skincare routine which includes a mild cleanser, moisturizer and sunscreen will do. Definitely get your skin examined by a dermatologist for better results.
Having great friends that uplift you and have your back is so so important not just in your twenties but forever.
Make sure you give yourself time to build friendships with people that are worth your time. A part of leveling up in your twenties is cutting out toxic people from your life. So, if you have friends who make you doubt yourself, you know what to do!
Maintain & Foster Relationships
Put in the time and effort to maintain and foster relationships in your twenties. Not just romantic relationships, relationships in general like colleagues, acquaintances, loved ones, family, etc.
It is important to put in conscious effort to maintain those relationships to further in your career and meet new, like-minded people. Of course, don’t shy away from distancing yourself from those who drain your energy, make you question your self-worth. Remember that you want to level up in your twenties not add another problem to your life!
There you have it. Tips to level up in your twenties and live your best life. What stood out to you the most? Let me know in the comments!