So if you don’t know – i’m 21. Yeah I know, I feel old too. I think going from your teenage years when you have nothing to worry about to going into your twenties is tricky. If you to University you seem to find yourself stuck in a never ending loop of trying to get your life together as well as trying to juggle having fun and getting a degree. If you didn’t go to University you may feel like you are working so hard to get somewhere whilst everyone else is dossing around at university? Whichever one you are, I understand how you are feeling.
I realised that being 21 has actually just made me stupid. Before I turned twenty I thought by this age I would have my life together by now, at least be in a stable job and be girl bossing myself through life. Instead I’m doing the complete opposite. Just doing enough to get me through.However I have learnt a lot of things about life since I have been going through this crisis.
Social media is not your friend.
If you do a job where you focus on Social media all the time, like PR or Marketing, social media seems to be something that you just cannot escape, your whole life seems to revolve around it. However, we all know about what it is like to be absorbed by the world of social media, and spend hours sat in your towel after a shower or before work just scrolling through your phone. It’s really not that healthy for you. Obviously, we all know how great social media can be to stay connected to all your mates. But maybe just once in a while you should have a cleanse. Read about my social media detox here and see whether or not you feel any better after doing it.
You need to start looking after yourself
Them 8am starts when you have been up all night isn’t going to do you any favours. You really need to start looking into our self care, because your mind and body are the things that lug you around everyday. Practicing self care is so important so experiment with different hobbies that you enjoy and use them as your escape. Try and make sure you get your 10,000 each day and eat your 5 a day and you will stop feeling sluggish. I know you did it at university but you can’t do it anymore, gone are the nights of endless takeaways watching Netflix until 4am. Look after yourself. Investing in healthier habits in your twenties will not only make yourself feel better, but also boost your energy and will be so much better for your body long-term.
Not everything is going to work out the way you wanted it to
That boyfriend you thought you’d be with forever? The dream job you’ve always wanted? Your friends you’d always swear you’d be mates with. It doesn’t always work out. No-one is to blame, as my mum says ‘that’s just life’. I think the earlier we drill it into us that things don’t always work out the better it is. As a generation, we are very good at criticizing one another and extremely talented at criticizing ourselves. Instead of planning our whole life out, why not take time to look at things as the go by.
21 year-old lifestyle blogger who loves unicorns and glitter. Thank you for checking out my posts you absolute babes x