1. You can’t eat whatever you like forever
Living on a staple diet of Maccas for breakfast, lunch, and tea without putting on any weight is not going last forever. Skite all you like about being able to eat your weight in chocolate-dipped churros without putting on a single gram, but mark our words, it will catch up with you—eventually. One morning you’ll look in the mirror and wonder where the muffin top came from or you’ll be skinny on the outside, but your insides will be more like a 60-year-old, groaning heart arteries, leaky guts, and Type 2 diabetes. During your 20s is the perfect time to figure out how to eat for a healthy body in your 30s, 40s and beyond.
2. You don’t have to meet society’s milestones
Remember how your mother used to say “If all your friends jump off a cliff, it doesn’t mean you have too” This is exactly what she was talking about. Be yourself, don’t be a lemming, If you haven’t achieved what society thinks is normal by a certain age, it doesn’t mean you are on the wrong path, you are exactly where you are supposed to be.
3. If you’re bored, you’re doing life wrong
Instead of complaining about your life being mundane, do something about it. Change your circumstances. Get off your bum, quit that monotonous job and find something that excites you. Nobody wants to be friends with a whinger.
4. Exercise isn’t optional
Regular exercise is essential, not just to stop you from needing to buy elastic band pants to cater to your expanding waistline, but to keep your joints and muscles from seizing up. If you don’t enjoy lifting weights, learn to surf (and we’re not talking surfing channels). Or find something that motivates
5. Have happy accidents
Incredible changes can come from learning from your mistakes. You might not have ever heard of Traf-O-data, but we bet you’ve heard of Microsoft. Bill Gates first business was a dismal failure and went on to be one of the richest men in the world. From fashion faux pas to getting fired, do it in your 20s. What doesn't kill you only makes you stronger.