25 Things You Need to Realize When You are 25


Until you are in your mid 20s, you experience almost everything for the first time in your life (early attempts to relationships, paving a career path, expectations from people etc), reason you make a lot of wrong decisions. And its perfectly OK to commit mistakes along the way and learn from them. One of the several beautiful things about being yourself and making wrong decisions is you truly learn, and you truly improve.

You are in your 20s or above, "Right NOW" is the best time to apply the lessons learned from your mistakes in order to spend rest of your life without regrets. Those lessons will help you to uncomplicate ourselves, and when we uncomplicate ourselves, we uncomplicate our interactions with others that leads to pleasant experiences. The bottom line is when we stop doing wrong things and start doing right things, our experiences become pleasant and relationships get a lot easier. Right now is the time to realize factors that has a lot to do in making of a happy life;

1. Comparing yourself to others

Everyone has a very different life story. Opportunities, resources, abilities... everyone experience these things differently. On a highway, no matter how fast you drive, you will always see someone ahead of you. The mindset of being ahead of all of them can bring unnecessary stress and can cause damages too. Remember, we all need our own time to travel our own distance. Move with your own pace and don't compare your progress with anyone else.

2. Accept your roots

You belong to small unpopular place, your family isn't in a fancy profession, your parents aren't university graduates... you have no control on these things, don't stress yourself thinking ifs and whys during self-talks. Accept your roots, appreciate your parents whom circumstances didn't allow to complete their studies but they are putting their best efforts to make you a better person. Accept your roots and never lose sight of where you are going.

3. Accept yourself

You might don't have body features like Arnold Schwarzenegger or Jennifer Lawrence, you might not be the most good looking person in your company, you might lack at speaking a secondary language fluently etc, you should completely be alright with it. You should accept yourself the way you are else you will spend your entire life in inferiority complex. Do not focus too much on your less-impressive sides and over-analysis yourself. Everyone has flaws, its ok. Accepting yourself sorts out so many critical issues related to a mindset. When you love and appreciate yourself, you ultimately love and appreciate others too. You learn the art of loving and appreciating yourself. Accepting yourself the way you are will help you in accepting other people the way they are, and that will ultimately make your life beautiful.

4. Finding happiness outside yourself

Happiness is not related to the world outside, but its determined by whats happening inside you. We spend so much time on depending on outside sources to gain happiness, but in reality, it comes from within. Train yourself in relying on yourself only to gain happiness, it takes time but eventually you will learn.