Changes to make in your 30s that will set you up for lifelong success. Well, many people spend their 20s getting some unhealthy behaviors out of their system — like sleeping until 2 pm on Saturdays and spending all their disposable cash on new kicks. Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do.
The 30s are an ideal time to cement the habits that will help you achieve personal and professional fulfillment for the rest of your life.
Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.
Here are 8 lifestyle tweaks you can make in your 30s to lay the foundation for lifelong success:
1. Stop smoking
If you’ve started smoking, stop immediately. While you can’t undo the damage you may have already incurred from smoking, research suggests that those who quit before age 40 have a 90% lower mortality risk than those who continue.
2. Start going to sleep and waking up at the same time every day
If you oversleep for even a few days, experts say you risk resetting your body clock to a different cycle, so you’ll start getting tired later in the day. Avoid a lifetime of sleep issues by sticking to bedtime and wakeup routines whenever you can.
3. Start exercising regularly
In the later half of your 30s, you start losing muscle mass, so it’s especially important to exercise at this time. But remember to choose physical activities you really love since you’re less likely to continue exercising if you dislike your workouts.
4. Start keeping a journal
Even if you preferred to keep your musings to yourself, putting your thoughts and feelings on paper can help you deal with stressful events.
5. Start saving money
It might seem as if your golden years were a lifetime away, but the earlier you start saving, the more time your money has to accrue interest.
6. Start pursuing a life dream
Don’t delay pursuing your life goals. Want to buy a house? Have kids? Write a book? Pick one of those life goals and get started. What can you do between now and the end of the year to embark on one of them?”
7. Start learning to be happy with what you have
If you are content with what you have, you will have a happier life.
8. Stop comparing yourself to others
If you are unable to do some things in life compared to your siblings and friends, then please be at peace with yourself. Don’t be harsh on yourself.