You bid goodbye to teenage years a long time ago and entered the phase where experience is the best teacher. It’s about time to cherish the most amazing decade of your life, the 30s. For many people, blowing 30 candles off their cakes isn’t really good news, especially when owning a house, a decent car, and a 6-figure salary are associated with the goals to achieve before entering 30s. However, it is completely okay if you’re still single, living on the edge but enjoying your life.
Happiness isn’t just a feeling, it’s a choice. When you turn 30, you have already met many people, been to many places and learned a lot from your experiences. Taking this up as an opportunity to enjoy life with contentment is the right key to success.
Here are 5 reasons that show you have entered the best decade of your life:
1. You suddenly got no time to deal with the things that bring you down
When you’re 30, you have a much better set of priorities for people, jobs, and things alike. You have a lot of stuff going on and you’re in a better position to choose the right preferences for yourself. So you learn to say no to everything that gets overwhelming or brings you down. When people at work try to take advantage of you, when they try to get their jobs done without recognizing your efforts, and when friends put their masks off, you know just when to leave the room.
2. You appreciate your body and have a sense of style
By the time you have reached your 30s, you get more comfortable in your own skin. You learn from your experiences what matters to you the most – yourself! You develop a sense of style that makes you most comfortable and there’s no need to drag yourself into the fashion trends to fit in because you’re well aware of what looks good on you.
3. You can cherish past and present experiences
When you’re 20, you haven’t gone through a diverse range of experiences. By 30, you know more about your job and how to do it, your skills are enhanced whether those are about writing an article or treating a colic baby, painting a picture or negotiating a lease. You know how to save and invest your money and learning all of these things about the world makes you even more confident about yourself.
4. You have gained independence
Along with all of the experiences and confidence, you have acquired a bit of wisdom, either by making a few mistakes or learning how to cope with them. Your decision making power is much enhanced and you’re in a better position to be independent. Family, friends, and co-workers take you more seriously because you embrace independence gracefully.
5. Hashtag #Respect!
We kept our most favorite reason as the last treat. You won’t make the same mistakes you did as a teenager and there’s no time to have feelings for people who take you for granted. You have a low tolerance for disrespect and you’re no more investing in things or people that bring you down. When you gorgeously wear your thirties, letting go of toxic things and people becomes easy. All of this is possible because you love and respect yourself, as well as your feelings.
Putting It All Together
- Have achieved a sense of style
- Have built an independent personality
- Have greater self-confidence
- Are taken seriously, not for granted
- Prioritize comfort over trends
If you checked all of the points on the list then you’re driving at perfect speed. You have a good control over your gears and steering through the bumpy road is no big deal.
After all, 30 is just a number. It once carried the stigma of being over the hill while the truth is totally opposite if you do it right. You are still young enough to try new things, learn a new song, go on a trip, meet new people and transform or reinvent yourself. You got all rights to take time until you are ready to enter the next phase of life.
So there you have it, 5 reasons why you should love entering your 30s.