CheckList : Things to do before you turn 25

  1. Buy Dinner for Your Parents.
    Buy parents dinner
    Your parents may have been funding your life for years, so now you can experience the joy of repaying their kindness, love, and responsibility, and of developing an adult relationship with them. Taking them out for dinner, and picking up the bill, is one of the ways of doing this.
  2. Travel to another Continent
    Travel to another continent
    Travelling, with the exposure to different climes, cultures, and peoples, broadens the mind, helps develop life skills, and makes for more open attitudes and tolerance. However open-minded you are, there’s nothing like experiencing a different way of life firsthand. It also furnishes you with some great dinner party stories!
  3. Try an Adrenaline Sport.
    Try an adrenaline sport
    You could try sky diving, white water rafting or bungee jumping. Pushing your comfort zone and trying something like this may terrify you, but you’ll feel immensely proud of overcoming your fear.
  4. Spend the Whole Weekend Partying.
    Party all weekend
    Doing an “all weekender” can be more difficult as you get older and have more responsibilities—it’s a great experience to try!
  5. Let Go of a Friendship.
    Learn to let friends go
    Not all friendships are meant to last forever; some come into our lives and exist for different reasons at different times in our life. Holding on to a relationship that has run its course doesn’t do either of you any favors. Quality rather than quantity of friends is the important factor.
  6. Like Yourself.
    Learn to like yourself
    The teen years are for exploring who you are, what you like, and how you tick. Now it’s time to embrace who you are: be proud of the unique self you have become.
  7. Distinguish between a casual fling and the real thing
    Learn to differentiate between a fling and a real thing
    You’re done meeting loser after loser and mistaking Miss Wrong for Miss Right. You’re older and wiser now, and you should know that just because she’s showing a bit of interest doesn’t mean she wants to date you. By 25, you should know if she’s going to stick around the next day and actually call when she says she will, or if she’s just a one-night stand kind of girl—whether you met her at a workplace or in school.Pay attention to the way she treats you when you’re around her friends. A good women won’t change how she acts toward you when other people are around. Does she make time in her schedule just so she can see you? Does she remember the little details? Does she show extra support when you’re having a bad day? These are just a few signs that this girl is a keeper.
  8. Practice Being Charitable.
    Giving is more rewarding than receiving. Consider volunteering at a home for the elderly, or donating a percentage of earnings to a charity that you feel is important. Something as simple as smiling more and being friendlier to the people in your life and strangers that you come across can make a big difference to both you and them.
  9. Let the Grudge Go.
    Let the grudge go
    Holding resentment does more damage to you than anyone else. Let it go. Use your energy for more healthy pursuits.
  10. Go on a Blind Date.
    Go on a blind date 1
    Go on a blind date 2
    Go on a blind date 4
    The excitement, the worry, the unknown outcome—who knows what may come of it? A blind date makes for a great story to tell friends, a learning experience and maybe even a great love.
  11. Exercise.
    Your body is not 18 anymore. All bodies age, and the punishment you might have applied to it in your teens and early twenties by excessive studying, partying, and having a chaotic lifestyle will not be so easy to recover from as you get older.
  12. Learn to “Be”.
    Learn to be
    The Italians have a great word; “Asolare“. It means spending time in a meaningless but delightful way. Learn to just be, rather than always doing.
  13. Camp under the Stars.
    Camp under the stars
    Experience the wonder of our world, with just canvas separating you from Mother Nature. It puts everything back into perspective, especially when life gets clouded by all the trappings and complexities of the modern world.
  14. Learn to Balance Your Finances.
    Managing finances
    Money can be an asset or a burden, but a lot depends on how you manage it. A few skills in the art of balancing your finances can have a big positive impact on your life.
  15. Wake up Somewhere Unfamiliar.
    Wake up some place unfamiliar
    Enjoy the initial confusion, followed by the delighted feeling of having done something reckless, followed by the reality of “how do I get home?”.
  16. Learn to Say No.
    Learn to say no
    Learning to say “no”, is an important skill and one that can dramatically increase the quality of our lives.
  17. Learn to Be Alone
    Learn to be alone
    Our relationship with ourselves is the most important one of our lives; we won’t spend as much time with anyone else! Learning to enjoy our own company and enjoy being alone is invaluable on so many levels. Find a hobby that makes being alone feel lovely and empowering and like something to look forward to.
  18. Learn to go Easy on Yourself
    Learn to forgive yourself
    Try not to beat yourself up over having obtained a ‘useless’ Bachelor’s Degree. Debt is hell, and things didn’t pan out quite like you expected, but you did get to go to college, and having a degree isn’t the worst thing in the world to have. We will figure this mess out, I think, probably; the point is you’re not worth less just because there hasn’t been an immediate pay off for going to school. Be patient, work with what you have, and remember that a lot of us are in this together.
  19. Learn to say what you ‘want’
    I love you to your crush
    Start a relationship with your crush by telling them that you want them. Directly. Like, look them in the face and say it to them. Say, I want you. I want to be with you.
  20. Learn to revisit your past
    Revisiting your past
    Take time to revisit the places that made you who you are: the apartment you grew up in, your middle school, your hometown. These places may or may not be here forever.
  21. Learn to clean up
    Learn to let go
    Make a habit of cleaning up and letting go. Just because it fit at one point doesn’t mean you need to keep it forever — whether ‘it’ is your favorite pair of pants or your ex.
  22. Learn when to QUIT
    Quit that job that’s making you miserable, end the relationship that makes you act like a lunatic, lose the friend whose sole purpose in life is making you feel like you’re perpetually on the verge of vomiting. You’re young, you’re resilient, and there are other jobs and relationships and friends if you’re patient and open.

I’ve been able to do a couple of them, how many of them have you done? And did i miss something ? Do mention in the comment section below 😀


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