Your 20s are a pivotal decade in your life and the way in which you live this period could have a massive impact on the rest of your life. This is a time that people associate with having a great time and this is certainly important, but there are also a few good habits to start in your 20s that could set you up for happy and healthy life throughout adulthood.
Starting any kind of regular exercise in your 20s is smart as this will make it much easier to maintain fitness and a healthy weight in your 30s, 40s and beyond.
Drink Enough Water
Staying hydrated is important for your health and overall wellbeing, so you should make sure that you are drinking 6-8 glasses of water a day (and cutting back on fizzy drinks).
Plan Shopping List in Advance
You also want to practice good shopping habits in early adulthood. Planning a shopping list in advance can prevent frivolous spending and ensure that you always get what you need.
Starting saving in your 20s is one of the best things that you can do as you will have much longer to benefit from compound interest. Putting aside money each month into a regular savers account allows you to enjoy peace of mind as well as build towards a much brighter future.
Have Medical Checkups
Your 20s are generally considered a period where you should be fit and healthy, but it is important to get into the habit of regular checkups to pick up any small problems before they become major issues and to see a doctor/dentist if you ever have any concerns.
Get Enough Sleep
Sleep is incredibly important for health and wellbeing. Getting 7-9 hours of sleep each night can have a positive impact on just about every aspect of your life and could help you to feel a lot more energised. This will also make it easier to maintain a healthy sleep schedule later in life (when energy is harder to come by!).
Wear SPF Daily
Skin damage from the sun is a major issue (even in the UK!) and this is why SPF should be worn daily and even during the winter months. This can protect your skin and help you to maintain a youthful appearance throughout adulthood.
Find a Hobby You Love
Everyone should have at least one hobby that they enjoy and your 20s is a great time for trying new things. Many people like to have a creative, active and social hobby to enrich their life.
Spend Time With Family
Your 20s should be a time for having fun and meeting new people, but you also should make sure that you are spending quality time with family – you will only regret it later in life if not.
Hopefully, this post will encourage you to pick up some positive habits in your 20s to set you up for life!