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5 Things You Should Stop Feeling Bad About in Your 20s

Your 20s are about figuring out who you are and what you want in life. Some people are lucky enough to do this in their early 20s while others take a bit longer and there is nothing wrong with that.

Because you get to make serious decisions such as where to live, where to work and the likes, you are bound to feel guilty about some of the choices you make. You live you learn. However, there are some things you should definitely not regret no matter what society tells you.

Here is a list of a few things you should not feel guilty about

1. Your relationship status

I start with this because if you are like me and have relatives your age who are married or in serious relationships then you are probably sick and tired of getting the old when are you getting married question that comes up any time you visit your aunts or that nosy neighbor who is trying to brag about how their daughter is having her first child.

It really is none of their business, so what if you are single, it doesn’t really matter whether you are going out on real dates or going on imaginary ones with your favorite movie character, I think everyone is on their own path so don’t feel ashamed.

Whether or not you are in a relationship should not get to determine the quality of your life. Single people can be perfectly happy as well.

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2. Not getting up at 5 every morning

Sleeping In

Now I put this in here for completely selfish reasons, I am not a morning person no matter how many cups of coffee I try and pour down my throat. I would rather stay up till 3 am working than wake up even at 6 and I don’t feel guilty about that.

This is most especially true on weekends; I like to sleep in so anything before 9 is is a no. It might seem like I am wasting precious hours to some people but I believe you need sufficient rest, healthy body healthy mind.

So if you want to sleep in go ahead and do it just ensure you finish your to-do list and get things done after you get up.

3. Changing your career path

Millennials have received a lot of flak for this but I believe that you shouldn’t stay at a job you don’t even like.

Unlike the time our parents started working when any job would do and making a career change was not possible, now it’s the norm and like I said your 20s are a time to figure out your career so if you want to change it, go ahead just do so in a smart manner.

After all, you are the one who will have to go to work every day not everyone else.

4. Losing touch with friends

In high school I thought I would have the same group of friends until we were old and gray, I soon realized this was not possible especially if you all go to university in different towns.

I got to uni and thought now I will these friends till I’m 80 and I have tried to at least keep in touch with some of them. The problem I have is I’m not very good at messaging and things like that so I have drifted from people I was best friends with only two years ago.

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I have come to accept that it’s okay because as you grow older your circle becomes smaller.

5. Not going by the timeline you had set for yourself

Yes, you were supposed to have gotten a high paying job by 25, moved into a beautiful apartment, met ‘the one’ at 26 and traveled to far off places by 28. But none of this has happened yet, it is okay it doesn’t mean that you are a failure; it just means you need to continue working towards achieving these goals.

In life, you live you learn, and it’s okay to not have everything figured out at 23, it doesn’t mean you are a failure, as long as you are working towards figuring things out everything will work out in the end.

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Things You Need To Stop Feeling Bad About in Your 20s

1 Comment

  1. Levis

    I totally agree, its about making personal decisions not being pressured to live in a manner which seems appropriate.

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