Why does it rock to be 30? Or older? Well, let me enlighten you.
I hit the big 3-0 in July 2012. A great year for me on personal growth and reflection.
Turning 30 changed my perspective on a lot of things. I learned so much about myself that year, which I have implemented over the past few years.
Decisions and changes were made, and I was ready to live life according to my terms. I am able to be myself and not who society decided that I had become and should be.
Here I share with you my seven reasons why it rocks to be 30!
1. You (should) know who you are.
At 30, you should know who you are. Faults and all. We tend to spend a lot of time getting to know other people, but getting to know yourself should be top priority. Knowing yourself will allow you to make better conscious choices, be motivated and determined.
Decision making, goal setting, and achievements will all become easier.
2. You know what you don’t want.
So you have tried and failed in certain areas of your life. You have had good friendships, relationships, experiences, etc. Now you know what you don’t want.
When you have this figured out, you can focus your intentions on the things that you do want, that will bring you joy, happiness, success.
3. You don’t have time for BS.
There just is so much going on in my daily life. Twenty-four hours minus sleep time is hardly enough time to complete all the tasks I want and need to do.
I honestly cannot factor in any time for any form of BS.
It may sound harsh, but I am over trying to figure people out. OMG. Did I do something wrong? Are they talking about me? Are they mad at me?
I just don’t care. You have something to say? Say it. To me.
If you cannot tell me, then p*** off. I just do not have the time.
4. You know who your friends are.
You’ve had good ones, bad ones, sneaky ones, and ones you have lost touch with.
At 30, the number of real and true friends you have is likely a number not higher than five. These are people you trust, who are there for you.
You feel free to be yourself around them, have open lines of communication with them. They listen to you, offer encouragement and support.
They MAKE time for you. Most of all, they make you feel special and valuable.
5. You can enjoy the simple life.
Life can feel like it is all about having MORE AND MORE! More success, more friends, more clothes, more money.
Stop for a moment and ask yourself if these things are bringing you joy.
Real joy and happiness.
After turning 30, I turned my back on excess.
I was able to de-clutter and reevaluate what was important. This will bring you true clarity.
Life’s a journey, not a race.
6. Sleep is a friend, not an enemy.
I used to see sleep as a negative. It was never something I looked forward to. I would only go to sleep when I absolutely could not hold my eyes open for not even another second.
This was usually somewhere about 3 a.m., knowing I would have to get up at 5:30 or 6 a.m.
That ship has sailed! I enjoy at least 6-8 hours of sleep now.
I am less cranky, have a bit more energy, and can concentrate better in the morning. I had no idea what I was missing out on. If only I could catch up on all those lost hours of sleep…
7. You can say no ― yet not feel guilty.
I learned that you just cannot say YES to everything. And why should you?
Do you ever feel pressured to say yes when your mind is screaming NO NO NO?
I used to be afraid to say no to friends, family, work colleagues, even acquaintances.
It can feel good being the go-to person to solve everyone’s problems. The pressure can at times become unreal. But who created the pressure? Me! By not saying no.
It all comes down to setting boundaries and guarding your time.
Take a moment to think about whether you can commit to the request. If you have to say no, do so nicely ― but mean it.
And there they are my top seven reasons.
Of course, there are so many other factors that make growing up and finding peace of mind a great experience.
In all you do, always try to keep an open mind.
When did you reach a turning point in your life when you decided to make positive changes?
Did you have an “AH HA” moment? Share them with me in the comments section below.
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A Little About Me:
My name is Sheri and I am a first time mom who has lived in eight countries (currently Vienna, Austria), speaks four languages, and has a lot to say.
My journey of personal growth and development started last year when I went on maternity leave. I blog about travel, motherhood, and unseen illnesses such as anxiety, depression, OCD and more.
I use my “voice” through writing to inspire and motivate others.
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