Movin’ On: How To Go Beyond Your 20s With Grace

 

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It can seem that your 20-something years is a time for celebration, hedonism, and spending every last penny on that credit card you’ve got! But is there a time when all of this has to be put out to pasture? Celebration gives way to some true, heartfelt, life questions. Such as, when is it time to settle down, or when is it time to move on from your partying lifestyle? For those that have had these thoughts from time to time, let’s see if we can answer these questions.

What Does Your Heart Say?

We don’t trust our instincts enough, so think about what you feel deep down. The chances are you already know the answer. But if you are beginning to have these niggling doubts, it’s probably because there are other things pushing them to the forefront of your mind. Your biological clock, what you want to accomplish in life, and actually if you want to share your life with someone and beyond the mere social aspect of life. It’s definitely something to consider now before it’s too late, especially if your biological clock is a concern.

Do You Surround Yourself With People You Feel You’ve “Outgrown”?

It happens; we hit the point where are we look at these people we hang around on a near constant basis, and feel we’ve got nothing in common with them anymore. Sometimes, that distance is what’s needed to truly gain a sense of perspective on this, and sometimes, we don’t notice we’ve outgrown them until the lease has run out on your rental contract, and the removalist company has been and gone with all your stuff. You’re sat there with your housemate or flatmate, probably never going to see them again, and you feel a sense of relief! Maybe all you shared was a few drinking games and a few good nights out. Granted, these can hold some wonderful memories, but it’s not everything when it comes to life. We can outgrow people, not in a maturity sense, but in terms of what we’ve got in common with them.

Have You Seen Enough Of The World?

If you spent the majority of your 20s going to the same old places, doing the same things, and it’s getting to the point where it feels particularly old, you could think about spending time away, getting new experiences. It’s not always about going travelling to broaden the mind, but it’s just about getting an understanding of life outside of what you’re used to. This could mean getting a new job somewhere, hanging out with different people with different occupations, or people much older than you, so you can get another person’s perspective on what really is out there.

They say youth is wasted on the young, and this is because when we’re young, we don’t know what to do with ourselves. We have all this energy at our disposal, but we squander it going to bars. Getting a different angle on your own situation, especially by socializing with people who have been there and done that, you will truly realize what you’ve got. Think about these three things, and ask yourself if you’ve done enough with your 20s.

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