10 Simple Ways To Make Living In Your 20's Easier Than Ever

We all know that our 20s life is not easy since it’s the transition to the real adulthood. We all feel confused and lost with countless options and possibilities. The truth is, we don’t have to know how to live right, but we have to know how to live easy. So, here are some ways to make your 20s life easy to get through:

1.    Say what you need to say
Unnecessary drama often comes from your ego and pride which hold you back to say what needs to be said. Words which left to be unsaid will stay in your unconscious mind and it will haunt your days. So, be brave to admit, confess, apologize, or ask the things you want to know the answers.

2.    Don’t deny your emotions
Society has taught us to ignore our emotions; when we feel emotions, we are weak. In fact, hiding your emotions is not a healthy habit for your well-being. Your brain was designed to feel emotions naturally. Try to recognize your emotions and find some positive ways to express it freely.   

3.    Be brave to say “No”
You don’t have to always agree on what people believe. You don’t have to always say “yes” to the things you shouldn’t do. Saying “no” doesn’t mean that you’re rude; it only means that you have your own principles. Remember that saying ”yes” all the time is not the guarantee that everyone will like you. 

4.    Take one day at a time
Remember that you don’t have to figure everything out in one night. When you feel confused about your life, take it easy. Everything needs a process and you shouldn’t rush things. What is meant for you won’t pass you by.   

5.    Don’t fake your behaviors
More often than not, faking your behaviors will lead you to have unnecessary drama. It will make you emotionally exhausted and harm your well-being. Also, always remember that being genuine is always valuable in our society.

6.    Be friends with people who get your values
Surround yourself with the people who will make you a better person. Be friends with the people who have dreams as big as yours. Avoid those who gossip all the time, simply because those who gossip to you will gossip about you.

7.    Don’t put too much expectations
Life is what happens when we make other plans. Thus, don’t expect too much of the universe and just do your best in everything. Expectations will only bring disappointments, while actually life is not about fulfilling our expectations. Remember to always do your best and hope for the best.

8.    Trust your intuition
Your intuition is actually helping you to notice the signs of your surroundings. Intuition is actually helpful as your guideline to behave in certain circumstances. When you feel that something is not right or vice versa, don’t ignore it and take it seriously.

9.    Practice mindfulness
Mindfulness is a state when you put your active attention to the present moment. Being mindful is highly important since it avoids you from being too overthink. It also improves your self-awareness, especially in recognizing your own thoughts and emotions. Deep breathing is one of the simplest practices of mindfulness.

10.   Trust the universe
Sometimes, you have to let everything happen the way it should be. In your 20s, things won’t always go as you planned. You will lose some people who you’ve loved and things will get harder each day. But, you will definitely survive it, simply because humans were born to be survivors. At the end of the day, you have to learn to let go and just trust the universe to work things out.

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Originally published at All Women's Talk (June 30, 2017)