25 Things You Should Do Before Turning The BIG 30!

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If you are 20 something right now, your life plans are probably more about education and career. But in order to be able to live the life you desire, you should also be aware that you’re young and energetic, and you may never find the same enthusiasm to do the many things you want to do now. EliteDaily listed 25 of those wonderful things you should do before turning 30, no matter where you’re at in life!

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1. Write a letter to your older self.

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After deciding how many years you want to wait to open it, write out your goals, dreams, and plans. Then keep it somewhere safe where you’ll remember to see it again. When you open it years later, it’ll probably be a moment of truth!

2. Learn another language.

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You can use books, online courses or maybe even local courses. And if you can, travel to put what you’ve learned into practice!

3. Travel to several countries.

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The best part is meeting people. Every new country has a different perspective, special memories and truthful life lessons that can be beneficial to you. You can learn a lot about yourself by spending time in different geographical environments.

4. Post inspirational quotes on social media.

Don’t be afraid being lame! No matter how many friends or followers you have, be a source of empowerment and inspiration to them by posting something positive.

5. Intentionally meet people who are different from you.

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Visit new countries and continents and meet people of different races, ethnicities, and cultures. But of course, you may not travel at all, in your own neighborhood, there may be several people who are different than you. Make it a point to introduce yourself to them.

6. Volunteer at the same place for six months straight.

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This will have a huge impact on your attitude and outlook on life. Pick a place — a daycare center, small group, school, summer camp — and share what you have to offer as an individual.

7. Celebrate something every day.

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When you look at it, life is to be enjoyed, not endured. So, find something to celebrate every day. If you got through a difficult class or turned in an unusually long project, give yourself a small celebration by buying a cake or watching a movie.

8. Make friends in the new countries you visit.

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Traveling to a new country without making at least one friend is a missed opportunity. By engaging with local people, you get to see, hear and experience a side of their lifestyles, perspectives, and cultures you wouldn’t get to experience by being just a visitor.

9. Take a spontaneous drive.

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Don’t think about or plan for weeks, just go. And you don’t have to visit another country. You can go to the town right next door. The important thing is to make it impromptu and see how it goes.

10. Get life insurance.

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While you’re busy living your life and reaching your goals, be aware that things we don’t plan for do happen. Having a savings account and some financial security can help those unplanned events go over smoothly. Make saving money on a regular basis a habit so you don’t find yourself in a money crisis.

11. Learn to say “no.”

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You don’t have to commit to everything that comes your way. Saying “no” more often than you say “yes” will help ensure you stay on track with your goals.

12. Develop some level of discipline in your life.

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The greatest battle you will ever fight is the development of self-discipline. But without it, you won’t stick to deadlines, reach goals or realize your dreams. Creating rules, deadlines, and boundaries for yourself will keep you from having to abide by those that others set for you.

13. Do crossword and wordsearch puzzles.

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Dealing with words in a fun way will expand your vocabulary, encourage you to read more and help your brain think, analyze and reason.

14. Go camping.

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Spending time in the great outdoors is a wonderful opportunity to appreciate nature, exercise, spend time with family and friends, gaze at the stars and refresh before heading back to work.

15. Go skydiving.

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It might be a bit of a scary idea for some, but let’s face it: The scariest things are sometimes the most fun. Skydiving will help you see the world from a different perspective and may assist in allowing you to release your fears!

16. Visit museums, art galleries, plays, and concerts.

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Art, theater, and music have profound ways of leaving indelible marks on the mind that could cause you to see the world differently.

17. Help a homeless person.

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How we treat people reflects our heart and soul. There are many people who have hit a hard road and need a kind hand and tender heart to understand and help get them back to a normal life. Giving back to someone in need is one of the best ways to create happiness and meaning in life.

18. Face your fears.

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Most of what we’re afraid of is more in our minds and less a real threat to our existence. When we do what makes us afraid, we actually give ourselves props to be courageous the next time around.

19. Don't give up reading books.

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Books hold a vast amount of knowledge that you won’t get from TV, music, video games or the internet. Read books that suit your interests, and read books that have made a difference in people’s lives.

20. Find the things you love and do them.

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The things you love to do are the things that will make you happy.

Some people have all the money in the world, but they’re still not happy. Real happiness comes from experiences and contributions, not things or money. Whenever you feel lost or depressed, start doing something you love, and you’ll find your way back.

21. Write something every day.

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Writing is a natural catharsis that allows you to express your ideas, thoughts, feelings, emotions, and experiences in real time. Writing is very transformative, but it’s also vulnerable. In order for it to connect, it must speak the truth. You can share your truths through writing.

22. Exercise daily.

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Exercise isn’t just for athletes, it’s for everybody. You would do yourself a favor by creating a daily exercise regime that you can adjust as you age.

23. Take pictures.

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Memories are forever, but pictures can be, too. Taking pictures allows us to capture moments in time that we won’t experience again. After a year’s worth of pictures, you’ll be able to look back and see how far you’ve come.

24. Get creative.

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Creativity is a powerful force of nature; it allows us to put our imaginations into action. If it hasn’t already, the world will come alive to you through the lens of creativity.

25. Find a mentor.

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There’s always something to learn from other people. Having a mentor can be extremely helpful when you’re young and looking to make the right decisions. They can be a source of encouragement, partnership, and empowerment as you travel through life.

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