8. Cut Yourself Some Slack
Ambition can sometimes do more harm than good. During your 20s, you may feel like you have to prove yourself and make your mark. You often tend to be hard on yourself to get ahead of the game but at your own expense. Before you know it, you are a burned out 30-year-old and you wonder where the last decade went.
This is supposed to be the time of your life, but the pressures of performing can get the better of you. Instead, cut yourself some slack and enjoy the time you are in. If you rush through it, you are sure to miss out on some amazing experiences. You don’t want to enter your 30s wishing you had more fun. Hard work is a good thing, but you must level it out and take a break from time to time.
You need to sit back and say to yourself that whatever you did, you did your best. There is no need to sell yourself short or push yourself beyond what is healthy. Take life one day at a time, because you will never be able to relive these years. You will never have the same amount of energy and lust for life like you do now. Don’t waste it by being hard on yourself and always thinking you could have done more.