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Just an honest guide to your 20s

Just an honest guide to your 20s

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Start Working Hard

Start Working Hard

Don't sit in your parent's house and waste time. Do whatever entry level job if you don't have the skills for something better. Earned money provides independence and boosts your confidence, even if it's not a lot in the start. Working with other people builds your communication skills, your patience and forces you to adapt to different needs and personalities. Always work at the best of your ability and be kind. You never know who's watching and what opportunities may arise. If you have to quit always do it in a friendly manner.

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Work On Your Mental Health

Work On Your Mental Health

This can't be stressed enough. Face your problems and don't push them aside, because a small patch of snow can become an avalanche. Find whatever feels best for you whether it is meditation, taking long walks alone, going to therapy or even speaking to your friends/family about it. Find a philosophy that suits you and try to practice it everyday. Happiness as a state doesn't exist, you're not going to magically feel happy forever just because you got married or got your degree, you have to constantly work hard for it.

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Let Go Of Your Past And Forgive

Let Go Of Your Past And Forgive

The past is over, you can't change it, you live in the present and tomorrow's the day you have to face. Forgive your parents or whoever made you feel horrible in the past. No-one is handed with instructions on how to be a good parent/person/anything when they are born. We all make mistakes and we don't know what damage they're going to cause sometimes. This doesn't mean "get them back into your life", just try to understand why they did what they did and move on. Forgiving them is like dropping a weight from your shoulders. You are responsible for yourself and happiness now, not others.

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Cut Off Toxic People And Avoid Drama

Cut Off Toxic People And Avoid Drama

Hang out with people that make you better, that you evolve together, that enforce you and encourage you to keep practicing good habits. You don't need to have many people in your life, a few selected are more than enough.

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You Are Not Responsible For How Others Feel

You Are Not Responsible For How Others Feel

If you constantly try to make others feel better you'll lose yourself and your identity in the process. Be fair, be kind, be honest and set your boundaries. Learn to say NO. The croud pleaser card doesn't end well.

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Delete Social Media

Delete Social Media

Social media is a place full of drama, fake self-imagery, attention farming and narcissism. It provides only what the poster wants you to see, which is usually the best possible part of their life. Mindless scrolling burns your mind. Only use platforms like YouTube in order to watch tutorials or make some form of income. A messenger is more than enough to keep online contact with your friends and not stay behind in your social life. Go outside and talk to people, see their face expressions and reactions, not an emoji over the screen.

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Work Out And Eat Well

Work Out And Eat Well

Apart from keeping you healthy, these two make you stay fit which helps you tremendously in your everyday life and also build your confidence and energy. Do not let it become an obsession though, you're only human.

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Stay Away From Drugs And Porn

Stay Away From Drugs And Porn

Drugs are not cool m'kay? Many people have destroyed their lives just for some dopamine spikes. Now, nobody is gonna tell you "Don't drink a beer or two at the party", but beyond that it's a huge problem. They can mess with your mood, energy and even your will to live. Porn is also a form of dopamine drug which completely destroys your expectations of sex, it desensitizes you and raises your standards without a reason. It can cause sexual dysfunctions and problems in your social and everyday life in general.

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Learn Skills And Invest

Learn Skills And Invest

Learn a set of skills in demand, be clever, be important. The more skills you have the more opportunities will arise. Keep some cash on the side for times of need and invest the rest in some way you think is good for your future. Spending everything now is fun but you never know what your future needs will be. Don't be afraid to fail a lot, avoid comfort and try new things and methods, now is the time for experimentation

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Your 20s are the era of change, experimentation, self-shaping and to be honest maybe even some severe frustration and struggle. They are your gateway to the actual world. Here is what you need to know and also some tips to help you get the absolute best out of this important period of your life:

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