Everyone wants to try to live their damn best life. Of course, we try, but we don’t always succeed. We are aware that life comes with responsibilities and can’t do everything we want. Our 20s are supposed to be the “best years of our lives.” Where we able to figure out what we want to do, be jovial and calm, and finding our true selves. People want to believe that this is what our 20s should be, but there are a lot of obstacles in the way.
These obstacles range from staying at a job you hate, still being friends with that friend who stabbed you in the back and staying in on a Saturday night rather than going out and enjoying yourself. This is the time where you should make decisions for yourself, and not focus on what other people might think. You should be taking risks, go after what you want and do things you are not used to doing. There is no reason to settle for less than you deserve, which is why you need to stop moping and start doing!
It’s time to let go and start living. Here are our top five reasons why we believe you are hindering yourself from living your best life.
1. You Hate Your Job But Won’t QuitGiphy
Do you feel like you constantly want to stab yourself when you are sitting in your tiny cubicle at work? You find yourself unhappily working because you have to pay your bills, but you wish you knew what it felt like to work at a job you actually like. Here is where it is time to follow your dreams and work for the job you actually love and worth living for. Stop the nonsense and quit already; you will be doing yourself and your job a lot of favors.
2. You Say No To Practically EverythingGiphy
Do you feel like you are missing out on doing fun things because you are constantly worried about messing up your routine? Well, here is where you need to stop following a schedule and start embracing new adventures. If your friends want to take a spontaneous trip out of town, don’t be the negative Nancy. Who cares that you had plans to run your errands, it can wait a few more days.
3. You Don’t Take Enough RisksGiphy
It is okay to be comfortable but not to the point where you won’t get out of the house, like ever. This is the time in your life where you should go and explore new things, like skydiving or even trying a new restaurant. Following the same routine can get repetitive and boring, which is why there is no excitement in your life. We’re not saying to go jump off a cliff tomorrow, but it wouldn’t hurt to try something new every once in a while. You never know what could happen.
4. You Are Still Friends With Those Negative OnesGiphy
Let’s be real. If you are constantly hanging out with those people who are negative and toxic, you will never be happy. It’s time to let go of those friends who you do everything for but get nothing in return and step away from the drama. You aren’t doing yourself any good by staying friends with them. You are only stressed out when you hang out with them, which should be the complete opposite of being with your friends. You will feel much more free when you say bye, even though it will not be easy.
5. You Don’t Ask For What You DeserveGiphy
You do not give yourself enough credit. Don’t be so shy and go after for what you want. Man up and ask out that guy you have been crushing on since middle school. Waiting around won’t get you anywhere.