8 Steps to Happiness in Your Twenties
At this age when everyone is at such different stages in their lives it can be hard and you lose sight of yourself sometimes
Words by Jess Morcom
Image By Chloe Sheppard
1. Spend your time more wisely than you spend your money.
Now, we all know that money makes the world go round and we wouldn’t be able to live life without it but when you’re young, experience and how you spend your time is everything. Go to that festival or buy that plane ticket. Of course not the extremes but the bottom line is that money can be replaceable, time is not. You can’t ever get back wasted time!
2. Remember that not everyone you lose is a loss.
I think this is a really important one, and one piece of advice I have struggled to take myself throughout the past couple of years, but it is what it is. Everything happens for a reason and people come and go. Never think of it as a loss, rather a valuable lesson.
3. Realise that It is OKAY not to have your life figured out yet.
Your twenties are the strangest decade, some are having children, getting engaged, getting married, buying houses. Some are students, living at home, or single and possibly not sure what they want to do with their lives and all of this is perfectly okay. Remember that!
4. Don’t lose yourself trying to please everybody else.
At this age when everyone is at such different stages in their lives it can be hard and you lose sight of yourself sometimes, but just remember your own happiness is the most important thing and no one else is in control of this but you. You do you, always.
5. Always forgive, but never forget.
We all reach a point in our lives where we just want peace with everyone that may have hurt us in the past. For me now is that time. You will feel so much better in yourself if you avoid the unnecessary drama and be forgiving, never forget though, you don’t want to make the same mistakes twice!
6. Let love come to you.
One of the best pieces of advice I could give is never to go searching for the one – let them find you. I have previously spent so much time trying to convince people from the past that I deserved to be loved, unsuccessfully at that, and then when I stopped the right person came to me. If it’s meant to be it will be!
7. You are enough, and no one else needs convincing that you are.
Leading on from the advice on finding love, spending time trying to convince others you are enough, whether it be in a friendship or relationship, achieves nothing accept draining your own emotions. Know within yourself that you are enough and you can be a lot happier, the people deserving of you will follow.
8. Know the difference between social media and real life
I think this is one of the most important things to remember with the way social media has taken over our lives. All of us only ever post what makes us look like we are living our best life. Everyone has their bad angles and bad days but these will never be publicised, so don’t feel down when you compare yourself to what you see someone else doing on the gram. Chances are they feel exactly the same as you sometimes. Also, photoshop is a powerful tool, don’t let it fool you!