When I turned 30 this year, my first reaction was “oh gosh!, I am turning old”. To this, my family told me to think what all I have at 30. They told me I am happily married, a mother of a beautiful baby girl, and I have a well-settled life. Yes, I do agree with all of them. Life has blessed me with wonderful family and friends. What else do I need? When I sat to re-think about my life, is when I realised there is so much left to do. Instead of regretting what all I had not done, I realised it is time to focus on what I should be doing.
Things to do in the 30s to live without any regrets
Age is just a number. Yes, now I do believe in this fact. There is nothing that can be or cannot be accomplished due to age. Instead of thinking what one should not do in the 30s, it is time to think what all can be achieved in the 30s. Listed below are some of my ideas to do in your 30s to live without any regrets.
1} Stay Healthy and Fit
This has been a big realisation and turning point in my life. I have realised how important it is to be healthy and fit for yourself and others. A healthy diet and lifestyle will keep you running for a longer time.
2} Spend time with family
Yes, work is important, there is no doubt in that. But family needs you too! It should not turn too late that you later regret not spending time with your family. I took a break from my full-time job to spend time with my baby, and I do not regret that. Seeing her cross those beautiful milestones fill my heart with joy. I am also getting more time to spend with my husband and parents, which was a limitation when I was working full time.
3} Never get intimidated by anyone
Your life and your experiences are your own. Do not let yourself be intimidated by anyone. Of course, you should learn from people-both failures and success.
4} Indulge in hobbies
If marriage and children have taken over your past few years of life, no worries. You can still indulge in doing things you love the most. It is never too late to return back to your hobbies. Afterall they are a part of you.
5} Follow your desires
All of us have desires, don’t we? It may be a desire to achieve something in professional life or perform an adventure sport, or travel around the globe. If you haven’t been able to fulfil these desires due to your life commitments, its time to act on it now. Take a break and do something you have always desired for.
6} Whatever you think of doing someday-do it now if possible
I am sure all of us have dreams. Some of us are lucky enough to live our dreams, while some of us have to drop them due to personal commitments. Whatever you are thinking of doing someday, do not delay it anymore. Try doing it now if possible. If it is difficult to start right away, then make a plan to convert it to reality and begin working on that. It is very painful to realise 10 years later, that whatever you dreamt of, was just a fantasy.
7} Do not become a slave of an organization
I am sure many of you would connect and relate to this point. From my personal experience in the past, I would suggest to never become a slave for the company you work for. Do not shed your sweat and blood thinking that it is for the greater good and you will be rewarded well in the future. If you are burning it out and no one thanks you in the end, then all the efforts go in vain. If you are actually reaping the benefits, then it is fine. But do not be blind in your hopes and ignore the reality.
8} Learn to enjoy life
All of want a lot of money, and no matter how much we have, it will never be enough. We keep desiring for more. In this bargain, we lose our mental peace and physical health. But the truth is, money is never enough. In the race to earn more money, we neglect the beautiful things in life like- Love, relationships, family, friends, and children. Learn to enjoy the little things in life that make you happier.
The above-mentioned points were some of my ideas of things to do in the 30s. Having turned 30 myself, I do plan to work on these aspects of life. Lastly, congratulations on those who turned 30 and those who are already in their 30s. Life is beautiful and there is a long way to go. Suggestions and ideas are welcome. Please feel free to share them on this forum.