Contrary to what society tells you, reaching your thirties is the best time of your life yet. By now, you’ve probably kicked out some bad habits you’ve had in your younger years, such as going out and partying all evening and blowing all of your extra income on new dresses or designer bags you don’t actually need. In any case, you may also have gained more life lessons and feel a little more alive. You may also be leaning more into the routines of life that make it even more meaningful.
You begin to engage in regular physical activities
If you want your future self to thank you later on, give it your best shot to work out in your 30s. According to research, our metabolism begins to slow down as we age, gradually losing muscles and even accumulating a few more pounds, making it harder to lose it. Thus, you need to start building the weight you want now.
Maintaining your desired weight also contributes to boosting your self-confidence and improving your body image. Make an effort to move around as often as possible, such as brisk walking, cleaning the house, walking the dog, hiking, and other outdoor activities that you enjoy to keep you motivated.
Moreover, you can use this time to experiment with your workout choices. For instance, you can make an exercise playlist to get you started on your Zumba routines. You can also play with colors and experiment with styles for the outfit that speaks more to your personality to encourage you to get up and look forward to finishing your yoga session. Just make sure not to overdo it.
For instance, although you can wear your gold-plated stud earrings or show off your braided diamond engagement ring while working out at home or the gym, you may want to keep it at that for now. Some metals may irritate your skin if combined with sweat, and necklaces with long pendants and chains or earrings with big hoops may get entangled with your clothes, earphones, or other gym equipment, causing harm and accidents. However, do keep those pieces, as they would be a perfect match to other outfits for other occasions.
Appreciate yourself more
Self-acceptance and being comfortable in your own skin are especially critical when you are in your 30s. You are transitioning into a whole new phase in life, and nurturing your self-esteem is essential to extend that love to others personally and professionally. Remember, you cannot give what you do not have. Aside from that, accepting and appreciating oneself during this time is genuinely liberating.
Begin every day by facing the mirror and feeding yourself with appreciation, praises, and good words. Don’t expect or wait for others to validate you and tell you that you are attractive, intelligent, and doing the best you can with the situation and circumstances given — because you are valuable, important, and capable of being all those things. Cultivate your self-assurance and take pride in your decisions, preferences, opinions, aspirations, and goals. Furthermore, you may want to take a step back from people who aren’t respectful to you. Instead, invest in surrounding yourself with those who do. It nourishes your self-respect and increases your self-esteem.
Begin building the life you’ve always dreamed about
Your personal and private life will play a significant part in determining your level of contentment, success, and happiness in life. Whether you want to settle down, enjoy your freedom, may or may not want to have children, or purchase your own property, your 30s is an excellent time to begin working toward those objectives. Think about what steps you can take to bridge where you are now and where your goal is. This is the perfect time to take risks and see where it takes you.
It’s essential to keep in mind that life does not end when you hit the big 3-0. Just because you are no longer in your twenties does not imply that you should limit yourself from having a good time. Wasting your whole thirties going after money would only leave you with bitterness, make you cynical, and have a disappointing outlook in life.
We only have one life and get the chance to pass by it once. So, make sure to spend quality time with your loved ones, have a romantic date with your partner in your spare time, bond with your children, and plan group vacations with your best friends and start exploring the globe together.
A piece of advice among people who have survived their thirties is that you don’t really get the best of this phase in life if you don’t live it to the fullest. So, embrace it and enjoy the process, perhaps with those you cherish the most in life.