Friday, November 26, 2021

10 Things Every 20-Year-Old Should Know

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Nisha Lotni
Pursuing English honours (2014-2017) at Ramjas College, Delhi University. Self motivated, prolific, passionate, dreamer, writer, fun loving. Love to create, and fall for artists.

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Twenty is a special number in everybody’s life. As you turn twenty, your teenage life comes to an end. During your teenage years, you go through various physical, mental, and emotional changes and learn how to cope with life and the many hurdles it throws at you.

Congratulations on making it to your twenties; here is the list of 10 things every 20-year-old should know.

1.Introspection

Introspection is very important and effective in one’s life. It would help if you learned to control your own thought processes, desires, and dreams. People will often offer their advice and suggestions but do not let them suppress your own voice. Try to introspect and get to know yourself better. Grow as a person, learn to understand what you want with life, and prioritize your own choices.

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2.Be yourself, don’t imitate others

You must know your true identity and respect your own worth and talent. Don’t try to copy others. Your endowment and qualities will definitely lead you to your desired destination. An original is always better than a copy. Just believe in yourself!

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3.Take care of yourself

You must take care of yourself and form healthy habits. Always have a proper sleep, rest, and relaxation. Eat healthy food and drink lots of water. Maintain cleanliness around you and always pay attention to hygiene.

 

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4.Take relationships seriously

During your teenage years, you might have seen others go through different phases of relationships, and you might also have experiences of your own. Learn from those experiences and don’t just date for the sake of dating; dont be in a relationship only because it’s cool and popular. In this disheartening world of instant make-outs and quick breakups, try to take your relationships seriously and respect your partner.

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5.Handling emotions

It would be best to learn how to control your irritation, frustration, depression, excitement, and anxiety. Try to be calm and content.

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6.Socialisation

At this age, you should know how to socialize with people, in reality, more than on social media platforms. Step outside the canvas of WhatsApp messages; Facebook likes Twitter tweets and Instagram pictures. Stop texting, chatting, and skyping and try to have more real conversations with people. Put aside your cell phone, laptop and get to recognize people by actually interacting and talking with them.

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7.Expand your comfort zone

It would be best if you learned how to expand your comfort zone. Get outside your comfort zone, attempt new things as much as possible, and make yourself congenial doing them. Life begins at the end of your comfort zone. So, hurry up!

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8.Lead your own way

You must understand that you came into this life alone and will die unaccompanied. Therefore, lead your own way, stand up for yourself and build your own roads to reach your wanted destination. Don’t depend on others; seek your own knowledge at times of need.

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9.Avoid procrastination

By this time, you might already know that time is judicious, and thus you must make prudent use of your time. You don’t have all the time in the world, and no one will wait for you until and unless you make some effort.  There are many moments which you can’t relive in your life. So, try to grab every opportunity on time, barring any delay.

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10.Learn a new thing every day.

Life is a continuous learning process. Always try to learn a new thing every day. Don’t think that on reaching twenty, you know too much. You should keep flourishing your knowledge. Never let your passion and urge for learning rub off.

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I hope this article helps you to become a better version of yourself. Happy 20s y’all.

About the author

Pursuing English honours (2014-2017) at Ramjas College, Delhi University. Self motivated, prolific, passionate, dreamer, writer, fun loving. Love to create, and fall for artists.

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