20 Things To Do Before You Turn 20
The time before turning 20 is a roller coaster. We want to do so much with our life and we also need...
1. Take a trip on your own
This will be your first step towards embracing your independence. You will learn so much new about yourself and the world. You will also learn how to handle so many things when you go and see the world on your own.
2. First job
Life before turning 20 isn't all fun and games. To be successful in life, you need to learn new experiences and take responsibility. Getting your first job before 20 will teach you a thing or two. You can learn new skills, fall in love with working for yourself and on top of it, you will have a great CV!
Another responsibility that falls on you before turning 20 is, voting. We need to remove this mindset of thinking that one vote doesn't matter in such a huge country, but the truth is, it matters more than you think. You have the opportunity to vote and you should consider it as your moral duty to do so.
4. Start a project
You don't have to wait for your college to end or your job to begin to start a project, such as a book or a website. You can build and plan something from now itself. This will surely motivate you every day and will make you happy that you are actually doing something productive in your life.
5. Go out of your comfort zone
We all have some fears or insecurities, and obviously, it's easier to just ignore them and live our life, but doing this will never help us reach our true potential. You need to try something out of your comfort zone to achieve true happiness. If you won't do it now then when will you do it?
6. Go to a fest or a concert
You can go to cultural fests or food fests, or a concert. Anything to get your heart pumping. You can also learn so much when you go to cultural fests. I mean if you have time, then why not try this?
7. Show love towards your parents
I think this should be done no matter how old you are. We love our parents but we just don't always tell them. You should start telling them how much you appreciate them and how much you love them.
8. Learn to cook
Cooking is a really important skill. You don't have to cook like a chef, but you should know basic things enough for your own survival. How can you actually be independent if you can't even make food for yourself?
9. Chase your dreams
Remember when we were kids we had huge dreams such as becoming an astronaut or an actor? Well, there is no reason to give up on your huge dreams. It all depends on how much hard work you are willing to put in. This is the time to chase your dreams and work for it.
10. Try to go abroad
Being in your own country and learning about your own culture is spectacular. But, to expand your horizons, you need to learn and experience other cultures. When you go abroad, even if it's for a short period of time, you will be amazed to see how unique each culture is. You will also learn about your own adjustment limits.
You can give back to your society by volunteering. You can work at old age homes or even with animals. Anything that you are doing for someone else without expecting anything in return will give you true happiness and will help someone immensely.
12. Stay in touch
As we grow old, we become busy. Due to this, we tend to lose contact with our friends. You don't need to be in touch with everyone, just be in contact with those few close friends that you dearly love and remove those people that have a negative impact on you.
13. Find your inner peace
In this fast moving world, we might forget to take a deep breath and relax. Just take a moment now and then to relax and find things that make you really peaceful. This will come in handy later on in life.
14. Overcome your fears
If you are afraid of public speaking, you will dread at the thought of speaking in front of a large group. If say you are afraid of heights, you may never think of going for adventures like skydiving. To put an end to this perplexity, take charge of yourself and your fears. Get rid of them slowly. It may take few days or months or maybe a year, but you can overcome your fears with determination. So go ahead and do the thing that scares you the most!
15. Stay active
How you keep your body now, will affect you later on in life. Try to be active and take at least half an hour daily to exercise. This will have a very positive impact on your health and your mind. Eventually, this will become your habit.
16. Set your style
Experiment with different styles, and find the type that you are comfortable with. This will boost your confidence immediately as you know exactly the body you have and how to dress.
17. Learn a new language
Learning a new language will help you out in the future. Other than that it's also really fun. You can start with free online classes and if you find that it's not your cup of tea you can leave it. But what's the harm in trying?
18. Throw a party
Now with so much work and pressure you need to take a break. So throw a party, invite anyone you want and enjoy. These are the stories that you will keep telling others in future.
19. Road trip with your friends
Going on a trip by yourself is important. But going on a trip with your friends will help you discover the bonding between you and your friends and how you react to group settings. Other than that, it will obviously be fun and relaxing to be with your friends.
20. Go back to your childhood
We all are so obsessed with growing up that we sometimes forget how wonderful our childhood was. With all the stress and practical issues in our life, it would be lovely to take a break and just go back to your childhood. You can either play your favorite board games with your family or watch cartoons. It really does bring an instant smile on your face and relaxes you.
Image Source: 1, 2, 3, 4