As I am sure most people can relate, I learned A LOT in my twenties. Sure, there were a lot of mistakes made, but at the end of the day, most of them taught me something. I probably didn’t learn right away, but looking back there were definitely lessons to be had.
Entering your thirties feels a lot like entering real adulthood. You start to think a lot more about the important things in life, what you want out of life, and you actually take the lessons from your twenties to heart.
Of course, not everything is going to change overnight. There will always be a new lesson to learn. But since we are entering “adulthood”, we really need to focus on quitting the habits that are doing nothing to better ourselves or our lives. The 5 habits to quit in your 30s below are just that. Ones we should all be ridding ourselves of in our thirties.
5 Habits to Quit in Your 30s
Comparing Ourselves to Others
“Comparison is the thief of joy”. We’ve all heard it, so at this stage in our life we should all be taking it to heart. With Instagram and Facebook and every other type of social media out there, it is near impossible to not compare, but being aware of it is half the battle. When you find yourself comparing, be sure you are able to bring yourself out of it by remembering that no ones (NO ONES) life is perfect and then by focusing on something in your life that is pretty damn great.
Not Wearing Sunscreen Daily
If you are like me growing up, being tan was a must. Between the tanning beds from my high school days and the laying out in the Arizona summers, my skin has about had it. Wearing sunscreen is an absolute must and something we should all be doing. Every.single.day, not just when we are out in the sun. While we may not be able to reverse all the damage we did in our youth, now that we are in our thirties we should be doing everything and anything from making it any worse.
Investing in Unhealthy Relationships
At the end of the day they just aren’t worth it. We need to surround ourselves with people who support us. With people who love us and make us feel as though we are enough. We certainly do not need to be brought down by people who make us feel less than or who are only friends when it’s convenient for them. Making friends can be tough as you get older, but don’t settle for friends who aren’t good for your soul.
Eating Foods That Make You Feel Terrible
Two weeks ago, Allison wrote a post about why she became a Vegan. One of the major factors was that she finally acknowledged the things she was eating that made her feel terrible. I’m sure we can all relate to feeling terrible after eating something, so why not do something about it?! Now is the time to really start listening to your body and paying attention to how you feel when eating certain kinds of food. If something is making you feel gross, cut it out! Knowing what works and what doesn’t with your body can make a world of difference. It’s something that is worth taking the time to figure it out.
This may be a no brainer for a lot of people, but growing up, I was never taught about money. Luckily for me though, my husband is a major saver and has helped me immensely. He’s forced me to save separate from him as well as with him and while it’s been a struggle, it’s something I wish I had thought about a lot more in my 20s. Saving is something we should all be taking seriously at this point in our lives (if not long before). So if you haven’t started, do so, immediately 🙂