When you are younger sometimes you get caught up in life and forget to do things that will benefit you in the future. That being said, there are things you can do that will help you prepare for old age without having to do much at all.
Below you will find a list of things that can and will improve your quality of life. Once you hit 30 if you aren’t already doing these things you should be. And when it comes to implementing these things, the sooner the better.
24 Things That You Should Do To Make Your Life Better and Help You Prepare You For Old Age:
1. Be there for your friends.
The more you are there for those who care about you the more they will be there for you. We all need friends, especially in old age. Make lasting connections with people who make you feel like you are your best version of yourself. Keep in touch with those who matter, and don’t let anyone just fall through the cracks.
You are YOU and no one can change that. You shouldn’t compare yourself to others because no one is perfect. Focus on the good things in life.
3. Keep a journal.
Write down all your best memories so that once you are older you can have them to look back on. This will benefit you and those who love you once you have passed. It will give them something special to remember you by.
4. Travel to wherever you want to.
Get out there in the world and see places your heart wants you to see. Life is too short to spend it all in one place. Go on an adventure.
5. Pay attention to your dental health.
Really take care of your teeth. Dental problems don’t just go away. Sure, it may be a bit inconvenient but it will make a big difference in your life. If you have cavities, go get them fixed.
6. Meditate more often.
Meditating is one of the most relaxing things you can do. I do it every day and would suggest it to everyone. Even if you just do it for a mere 20 minutes a day your life will be a lot less stressful. While it may sound a bit odd, it really does help.
Don’t neglect yourself. If you need to get some sleep then do it. If 4 hours a day isn’t doing it for you, get more. Sleep is extremely important and when you aren’t getting enough of it, your health will decline.
8. Make memories when you can.
When you finally reach old age your memories will be more important than most other things. Don’t be the person who finally hits 50 or so and realizes they wasted their whole life. You can’t burn memories, they stay with you for much longer than ‘things.’
9. Be content with the things you already have.
Sure, wanting more is perfectly fine but appreciate the things you have. There are people out there in this world who have a lot less than you do. As long as you have what you need you should be content in knowing the rest will come in time.
10. Give something back to those in need.
Doing something good for other people can and will make a difference. Give what you can freely without expecting something in return. Get creative and help in the ways that fill your heart the most.
Don’t let your fears hold you back. Get out there and take risks. Don’t let your curiosity be squashed by the things that scare you.
12. Read more books.
Don’t spend all of your time in front of a television screen. Read more and learn more. Regardless of how old we get a good book is always something we can enjoy. I suggest reading at least a few each year, the more the better.
13. Buy a house.
A home is one of the best investments you can make for your future self. You will want somewhere cozy to live out your later years. Whether you opt for a trailer, RV, house, tiny home, or something else just make sure it is what you want.
14. Chase your dreams.
Don’t keep putting your dreams off. Time flies, and you will be old before you know it. If you want to do something, do it.
15. Save as much money as you can.
No, you don’t have to save every single penny but do start putting up what you can. Even collecting your change is a start. I have a bottle of Hennessey that I put all my ones in and a jar of change, while it isn’t much it does add up once everything is full I add it to my savings account and start collecting again. That being said, if you can even just manage 20 dollars each time you get paid, that is something.
16. Exercise more often.
Really get out there and be active. Keep yourself at a normal weight and build a healthy lifestyle. Exercising is not as frustrating as it sounds, just get out there.
Sure, we all come to rough patches with our parents or siblings but they have been there for us through a lot. Family is important and if you can be close, be close. Don’t waste away hating those who brought you into this world.
18. Eat healthier foods.
Don’t eat so much junk. You can’t buy your health back once you have finally hit old age. Take care of your body.
If you aren’t a smoker that is fantastic but if you are STOP. Smoking does so much harm to our bodies and can cause so many health issues. Please for those who matter to you, don’t be a smoker.
20. Do something that makes you happy.
If you love to sing then sing. Be creative and do something that brings joy to your life. Experiment if you need to, just find something you love to do and do it.
Don’t waste your life away worrying about whether or not you have the best hair, makeup, body, etc. Learn to love yourself and be true to who you are. Nothing matters more than the fact that you are being yourself.
22. Walk away from toxic people.
You only get one life, don’t waste it spending time with those who are bringing you down. Emotional vampires will merely suck you dry. Distance yourself from those who cause you harm and stick close to those who truly care.
While a lot of people will tell you that you shouldn’t be worrying about this kind of thing at a young age, it is important. Make sure those who are supposed to get things get them. This will also make you feel a lot better overall, we are not promised tomorrow after all.
No, you don’t have to have children unless you want to but you can have pets or even roommates (friends can be family too) if you want. Find someone who makes you happy be it a dog, cat, person, or even a bunch of plants. Having someone or something to take care of makes life a lot fuller. I wouldn’t be anyone without my sweet furbabies.