I’ve been speaking out recently a lot about the 20s and what it means. Apparently, it’s a huge part of my life – at least that’s what people keep saying. And I believe it! In one year alone, I finished school and I started my career – two very big shifts in a person’s life. While blogging, I came across this post entitled “19 Things To Stop Doing In Your 20s” and I’ll admit, I’m not perfect and I’m sure I still do one or two of these things on a daily basis. However, I have found that reading things through puts it in the back of my head and I know I”ll remember it when it counts later on.
Actually I just discovered that this is originally a Thought Catalog post and that I included it in my roundup post back in October. That’s okay, we can always use a #throwback. And don’t worry y’all, I’ve got more “Conversations From 20-Somethings” posts up my sleeve. I’m just saving them for now!
1. Stop placing all the blame on other people for how they interact with you. To an extent, people treat you the way you want to be treated. A lot of social behavior is cause and effect. Take responsibility for (accept) the fact that you are the only constant variable in your equation.
2. Stop being lazy by being constantly “busy.” It’s easy to be busy. It justifies never having enough time to clean, cook for yourself, go out with friends, meet new people. Realize that every time you give in to your ‘busyness,’ it’s you who’s making the decision, not the demands of your job.
3. Stop seeking out distractions. You will always be able to find them.