The Lessons I Learned in my 20s

Well, we all see a world through a different lens.

Sagrika Oberoi
New Writers Welcome
4 min readJul 2, 2022

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Each one of us has a different perspective and timings in life, whether it's about a career, a relationship, or buying a first car.

Our life decisions are shaped by the society we live in. we live in a fast-paced world, where continuously evolving and upgrading are essential to succeed.

Here's what I learned in my 20s

Your Health is your Most Valuable Asset

We tend to take our good health for granted because it's just there.

I learned it the hard way; after suffering from hypothyroidism for nearly 1.5 years, I started taking my health seriously.

Don't wait for the blunder to happen to bring out the change in your life. Respect your body, and make time for your health and mental well-being.

Financial Literacy is Important

We all earn money without realizing the fact that managing it is equally important. What you do with it makes a huge difference; whether you keep your money in a savings account or invest in blue-chip stocks will make a huge difference.

Everyone should know the basics of finance, investing, and budgeting early in life.

Skill set

Formal education is good. Well, at the end of the day, all we want is a stable and good-paying job, but in this fast-moving world, depending solely on your active income will not serve the purpose. Also, the 20s are the years when you can take risks and learn a variety of things. You have time.

One should start building a portfolio of creative assets; it may be anything from the basics of coding to graphic design, writing, content creation, and photography.

Reading

I developed a habit of reading in my 20s. Be selective of what you consume, and be mindful. Don't waste time watching the news and listening to heated debates on television. To become the person you want to be, consume the right information. Reading good books is a good start.

Social Media is a Boon

well, social media is a boon if you turn your back from endlessly consuming the content to creating something of your own, something that creates value.

Early on, I thought social media was a huge time slob, but depending on how you use it, it has the potential to work for you or against you.

Remove Toxic People From Your Life

It requires an act of courage to cut off people that put you down. It can be a friend, relative, or colleague.

Set Boundaries around yourself if you aren't in a position to completely cut them off. This is really important for your physical and mental well-being.

Give Time to Your Loved Ones

There is so much to do and achieve, we are all busy making numbers, but time waits for none. Don't wait for that moment when you'll have to regret it.

Spend time with your parents and your loved ones. Remember, your family will back you up in tough times. No one cares for you more than your family, spend time with them, and don't miss a chance to make them feel special.

Travel a Lot More

The 20s are the best time for hiking, and backpacking basically a rougher form of travel.

During this time, you are free to Explore new places and experience new cultures and harden yourself to the enlivening challenges that travel can bring. Travelling broadens your horizon and expands your worldview.

Networking

Building real connections play an essential role in your career. You can learn so much from people of shared interests.

Money can Buy Freedom

For most of my life, I thought we earned to spend on whatever stuff we want until I realized it's partially true. Saving before spending is one habit we should strive for early on in life.

Investing in assets will let your money grow, providing you with long-term happiness and freedom.

“If you don't find a way to make money while you sleep, you will work until you die”. — Warren Buffet

Spiritual Growth

The sooner you get a sense of spirituality, the more resilient you will be. Mental strength is not possible without an understanding of consciousness and our connectedness to all things.

Saying 'no' When You Prefer Saying Yes

we often find it hard to say no; well, it saves us from a guilt trap, disappointment, and confrontation, but being a yes-man can take a toll on your mental health. Rightly so, because you can never be productive if you take on too many commitments. You have to learn to take a stand to reclaim control over your life.

Value your time, and know your priorities, to make time for the things you love. Don't be an easy target; be assertive and guard yourself well for a full-filled and happy life.

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Sagrika Oberoi
New Writers Welcome

Researcher and writer, passionate about improving my life, Talks about personal growth, health, lifestyle and spirituality.🌸 connect- bysagrikaoberoi@gmail.com