Turning 30 is not as horrifying as it sounds. Yes, it is a major step in your life, where you are at the crossroads and you have to resolve to live a matured life. But there are a few things a woman should engage in before leaping to 30! Read on to find out what they are.
Save some money, pack your bags, book your tickets, and set out to explore. Travel alone, absorb what your surrounding has to offer, gain inner peace. You need to learn how to take delight in your own company, how to relish being alone. It is only when you travel, see and wander about in solitude that you find new people, understand more about yourself, and truly learn new things.
And anyway, every woman needs a little adventure before she starts taking life too seriously!
No, not school:
I’m not asking you to go back to school or university and acquire a degree. But yes, you can complete an educational workshop on a topic that has always interested you. That way, you not only gain wisdom but you also pursue a long-lost dream you once couldn’t accomplish because there were other more important priorities.
It could be anything. Starting from art and photography to literature or even science! Also, feel free to do a course that is relevant to your career, because that will only make you more effective in your area of expertise.
A new hobby sounds good:
Not only will you have something to do in your spare time, but also will you have a new passion to work upon. Aforementioned courses could give you a heads up.
If you love books, you can start reading again. ‘A mind needs books as a sword needs a whetstone if it is to keep its edge.’ And gardening is always a great option, not only for you but for the environment as well.
Chalk it out:
It’s time to figure out what you want out of life and what you don’t. So instead of procrastinating, let’s just start with what we’ve got!
Chalk out your entire life plan, from what you want to do to where you want to live, to whom or whether you want to marry, everything. Defining your life is always better than remaining clueless.
Your body is a temple:
Start eating healthy, living healthy, treating your body healthy. Your body is a temple and it needs to be looked after like one. Exercise, run, do Yoga, anything. It is high time you stop binge-eating and going on drinking sprees, and focus on getting healthy.
Your comfort zone is a small space:
Your comfort zone is too tiny a space to live inside any longer. There’s an entire world waiting for you outside of it. Stop being afraid of the unknown. In fact, embrace it. Life will throw a lot of things at you – some good, some bad – but you need not be afraid. Accept the challenge, and rise a winner.
‘What goes around comes back around.’
Volunteer for a cause, something you sincerely believe in, and do something significant for them. Nothing extravagant, just a little something that can bring about a difference in their lives. Say, you could volunteer at the orphanage for a few days, collect and donate funds, old toys, or you can even work with an NGO that promotes social welfare and participate actively with them.
Love is what you need:
The next thing to do on the list is to fall in love. Fall in love insanely and unconditionally with the right man. And even if he isn’t the right man, you can always move on. But falling in love is the best feeling in the world. So, don’t hold back anymore. It’s time you started giving love and receiving some yourself.
Okay. You’re old enough, now grow up and stop nagging about your size and stop pretending to keep up with the rest of them. You are you. Every tire hanging loose, every hair strand sticking out, all the pajamas that keep you comfortable, all of that is what makes you. Don’t go out of your way and change what defines you. Become comfortable in your own skin, wear what you want, flaunt what you feel like. Throw that low self-esteem out the window. Life is too short to keep pretending.
Grow fonder of yourself:
“Love yourself. Forgive yourself. Be true to yourself. How you treat yourself sets the standard for how others will treat you.” ― Steve Maraboli