It seems just like yesterday when you blew out your 18th birthday candles. Gone are your awkward teenage years, and all of sudden you’ll be a quarter-of-a-century old.
As terrifying as it may sound, turning 25 can be a positive experience. You turn 25 just once, so enjoy it while it lasts. Whether you are turning 25 this year or in a couple of years, here are 10 positive things you should already know by now.
- Choose friends wisely.
Ever since we were born until now, we have met so many people. Some of them stay with us through the good and bad times, while some only shows up when they need something from us. It’s impossible to keep all of the people we know. To have an amazing friendship that lasts, keep the real ones—even if you can only count them with one hand.
- Know that staying in is as fun as staying out.
Gone are the days when we always go out every weekend night, get wasted, and probably wind up in an unknown place the next morning. Turning 25 means that you had your time for that kind of fun and it is now the time to simply relax and stay indoors on a Friday night sipping a glass of your favourite wine.
- Learn when to say no.
You know that you don’t have to say yes to everything, and turning 25 should mean you’ve got it all figured out. If you feel tired on a Friday night and all you want to do is to cosy up in bed, say no to Friday night outs. Life is more fulfilling if you do things that make you happy.
- Know that it’s totally fine to be selfish sometimes.
To be selfish to a certain extent is okay especially if it’s your happiness that’s at stake. By the time you turn 25, you should be doing things that satisfies and makes you happy. Toss peer pressure and start doing things for yourself.
- Travel alone.
Sure, it’s fun to travel with your buddies, but sometimes it’s more fun to explore by yourself. Before you turn 25, bring your “me-time” up a notch by travelling solo. Whether you’re travelling to the next state or a country half-way across the world, it gives you the opportunity to get to know your inner self better.
- Learn how to handle heartbreaks.
It doesn’t have to be about a romantic relationship breakup. It could be a loss of friendship or someone close to you. It could also be a loss of money or a credit card company denying your application. Whatever it is, face them and learn how to bring yourself up after grieving.
Time flies so fast. So before you enter the quarter life, cultivate these positivisms for a more meaningful and mature outlook.