10 Things You Must Try in Your 20s and Cherish Each Moment

10 Things You Must Try in Your 20s and Cherish Each Moment

Your twenties are the perfect time to start making our dreams come true. Remember that dream you had about visiting some foreign country? Or that dream about finally being yourself and making a ton of new memories? Yes, these are exactly the kind of dreams that should be realized during the twenties. They are perfect because you can finally control your own life and explore all opportunities that the world can offer.

I strongly recommend you to start as soon as you can even if you do not have the sense of urgency because the twenties are the time to hit the ground running and prepare yourself for future success. Also, if you have been held back by the uncertainties and insecurities until this point, the freedom you enjoy in the twenties can easily help you to let go of them and begin a new life.

“Is there something specific I can try?” – this is the question I will try to answer in the remaining part of the article. It contains the top ten things you must try to make sure your twenties are a great time in your life.


1. Date someone, even if they are wrong for you

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For both girls and boys, dating is a big deal in the twenties assuming you haven’t met the person you want to spend your life with. Now, you should not fear to take the risks because the experience makes you wiser and stronger. Just go out and find someone, regardless of whether they are right or wrong for you. Eventually, a completely wrong person can be the one because you might discover some qualities that you have not discovered previously.


2. Travel

There is nothing more exciting than going to new places and discovering the new ways of living. Get some cash, pack your stuff, and go to the airport – the twenties are a perfect time! You still have a lot to learn about the world and yourself at this age, and traveling is a great way to do that! Moreover, in the twenties, you have a lot of free time and freedom. Eventually, traveling experience will help you to discover the world, meet new people, and even get a little bit more in touch with yourself. Feeling excited? Here are 20 places recommended to be visited in the twenties by the NYT.

Further Reading: Smart Travel Checklist: What You Must Do Before Leaving The Home


3. Move

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Time to settle down and raise kids is ahead plus there are a lot of good reasons to move to other places. The twenties are the time to keep moving and prevent your life from being stagnant and boring. I recommend you to move at least a few times. This way, you will discover what life is like in different parts of the country and select a place where your heart is. Moreover, you will meet new people and find new jobs, so moving presents a perfect opportunity to hunt for a better living.


4. Find your dream job

Do you like your current job? Even if you do, it might not be the one you consider a dream job. In the twenties, you should challenge yourself to find that perfect job because you are as creative and active as ever. In school, for example, you could use assignment help to get the boring work done but now it is time to ensure that the work is interesting for you. Do not be discouraged if you fail a couple of times because finding the dream job requires making some sacrifices and taking risks. In the end, you will be rewarded with the job that you will be proud of.

Further Reading: 5 Signs You’re Just Not Meant For A 9 To 5 Desk Job


5. Dodge bad people

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The twenties is a very different time if compared with school because being popular and cool does not hold the same importance. Previously, having a billion of friends was kind of cool and exciting but now it is different, and more importantly, unnecessary thing. What’s the point of having so many friends and barely speak with them because you have nothing in common now, right? Moreover, many of them can be bad for you, so get rid of negative and bad people and keep only the best ones close.


6. Meet new people

I have mentioned this one a few times already, but I want to emphasize because meeting new people should be the philosophy you could use. For example, every person is unique in their own way and their qualities and interests might add some flavor and excitement to your own life! Challenge yourself to meet new people on a regular basis because it is much easier in the twenties!

Further Reading: 5 Types Of People You Need To Avoid – Starting Today!


7. Pick up a new hobby

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You saw this one coming, didn’t you? Well, the twenties are the perfect time to discover new opportunities, so picking up hobbies and identifying new interests would be an awesome thing to improve the experience. Go ahead, take those singing lessons or learn graphic design to create digital masterpieces. Who knows, maybe your hobby will eventually become a dream job!


8. Learn to spend quality time with family

Dates and friends come and go, but the family has been, and will always be, present in your life to support you. Given that you have much more freedom during your twenties, you should find more opportunities to spend time with family because you can finally get to know them better and understand their decisions.

Further Reading: How to Deal with Toxic Family Members


9. Eat what you like

This does not mean that should spend more in McDonald’s but rather that you should try the food that you wanted to eat but couldn’t. If you always wanted to try some exotic cuisine but for some reasons didn’t, now is a great time to finally make this dream come true. Moreover, your metabolism and health are much better than they will be in your thirties.

Further Reading: 10 Ways to Get Fit Over the Summer


10. Exercise

Things You Must Try in Your 20sI can confidently claim that you will regret not exercising in your twenties when you become older. In the twenties, your body can be made stronger and healthier with much less effort, so why not take advantage of this? Besides, regular exercise will improve your overall health, which becomes extremely desirable as the years go by.


The Bottom Line

Do not forget to cherish each moment and enjoy the best time of your life! Trying the things in this article will certainly contribute to that.

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Diana Clark once gave up her educator career for something she always dreamed about – writing. Diana is a freelance writer at Awriter. She discovers the world of digital nomads and believes that someday people will become location independent.

The opinions expressed in this article are the author's own and do not reflect the view of LifeHacks.