15 Milestones Everyone Needs to Reach by Age 30
So, you've nearly hit the big 3-0! Congrats. You've probably seen a whole load of milestones along the way—make sure you don't miss these.
Get some therapy
You don't have to be in the depths of despair to book yourself an appointment: Therapy can be prevention as much as it is a cure. Having an expert to talk to when you need guidance or support could be just what you need. Opting to get a therapist is a form of self-care and self-love. Here are 13 smart tips for finding a therapist you can trust.
Learn how to handle sadness
Life is not one endless period of pure bliss; there are times when we all feel sad or even just a little down. Rather than fighting this emotion, though, it could be better to allow yourself to truly feel it. Researchers at the American Psychological Association recently suggested that the key to happiness could be letting yourself experience your true emotions, be it sadness, anger, or guilt.
Splurge on a gift for yourself
When was the last time that you splurged on something just for yourself? Most of the time, when we buy gifts, they are for other people; friends, family, and so on. Buying something truly special for yourself may seem a little naughty, but that's exactly why you should do it. That said, be sure to find out how much money you should have saved at every age.
Find some gym buddies
You may already have your exercise game on point, but how can you take things to the next level? Research has found that getting active with friends improves your quality of life while also helping you reduce your stress levels. Finding some friendly gym buddies by the time you're 30 will help you put your exercise at the center of your social life.
Learn to be selfish
Many people are under the impression that being selfish is an inherently bad thing. It doesn't have to be. Sometimes, being a little selfish or just doing something on your own terms pays off. If you're the type of person who is always people-pleasing, you need to quit it. Be a little selfish, no one's going to be mad. Next, find out 30 things everyone should own by age 30.