Share on Facebook

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.

Psychotherapy session, woman talking to his psychologist in the studioloreanto/Shutterstock

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.

Woman enjoying the view of the beautiful landscapeZoran Temelkov/Shutterstock

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.

Image of young lady standing in clothes shop indoors choosing dresses. Looking aside.Dean Drobot/Shutterstock

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.

Group of young sporty people practicing yoga lesson with instructor, sitting in Vajrasana pose with hands hooked behind the back for Triceps stretch exercise, working out, indoor, studio, rear viewfizkes/Shutterstock

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.

A traveler brunette girl is looking at the city skyline during in the evening.Nat Chittamai/Shutterstock

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.

View Slides 1-10