For some people, age is just a number. We have compiled list of 30 things you should try before turning 30 today. If you are a 90s kid you must be in sweet-spot of your life ( 22-28 Years ). People say that this is the age when you get to know yourself and you can begin achieving your goals in life. “It’s never too late” is a term we have heard so many times but very few of us actually used it.
It’s Never too late to learn a new language, it’s never too late to go on that road trip and it’s never too late to change your career. For some people, it may sound delusional and for some it a chance to finally accomplish something.
As you move forward in life, it gets more and more complicated. You have people dependent on you, you have a family, kids, and house to take care of. It becomes more and more difficult to make any plans. So here are 30 things you should try before turning 30.
30 Things you should try before turning 30.
1 – Travel Solo
Travelling is always fun, Doesn’t matter if you traveling with your family, friends or with your better half. On the other hand, traveling solo has its charm. It will help you understand the power of solitude.
Going on a trip where you are on your own, teaches more about life than anything else.
2 – Watch Popular TV Series and Movies
I am sure there are many fans of Friends, GOT and HIMYM. But if are not updated on those popular tv series, you should give it a try. For movies, you can start Top 250 Hollywood Movies / 250 Bollywood Movies. They are the part of pop culture and you should not miss out.
3 – Go For Adrenaline Rush
Trying an adventure sport is a must. Try the one which scares you the most. Bungee Jumping, Paragliding or skydiving. Overcome your fear by going for adventurous sports. It is must in 30 Things You Should Try Before Turning 30.
4 – Attend a Music Concert
Music is an important part of our life. We all have our favorite artist and watching them play live couldn’t be better.
5 – Learn To Play an Instrument
We are not all musically adept. At this point, you’ve probably tried to play/pose with an instrument sometimes in your life. Maybe guitar is too advanced for you, but surely you can pull off the keyboard. Playing music taps underused region of your brain and its boosts your spirit.
You will be life of every party when your surprise people with your mad skills
6 – Run a Marathon
Running a marathon is one of the epic milestones. Preparing for it, setting your goals, push yourself, build confidence and joy of actually completing a marathon.
It is also nice for the rest of life that you can say that you ran a marathon.
7 – Start a Workout Routine
Every now and then we think about joining the gym. Maybe to lose few pounds or to gain a few. The sooner you start working out, the better chance you have of maintaining a routine.
We shouldn’t tell you the benefits of healthy lifestyle. It will control your weight, mood, decreases stress, and with your immunity.
8 – Move to a New City
Moving to a new city can be really amazing. I have many friends who have moved to new cities for a job or for further studies.
Everything is new: your address change, your environment change, your job change, your habits, and activities change, your favorite places, your daily routine, and weather. This is a chance you should take and if it doesn’t work out you can always move back.
9 – Get Inked
This may not be everybody’s style but some of us endure it. This is your chance to get that tattoo you have always wanted. Maybe a special date, calligraphy or even a character. Find your style!
10 – Start Reading Novel ( Start from Classics )
There are many classic novels you can choose from. Taking the time to read these novels will refresh your mind. Besides that, it is always good to put down the phone, set aside your laptop for once and read.
If you are into reading novels, you know what its like to get hooked. Start this habit and you will have a lot to talk about if you meet a bibliophile.
11 – Start Saving
If you have a job, you know how the month goes. In the beginning of a month, we are eagerly waiting for the salary. its middle of the month and you have paid all your dues. By the end, you are left with so little you are basically surviving.
Figure out what stuff you can cut out of your luxury lifestyle. 😛 Keep track of every penny you have spent. Start paying any credit card debts you have. You can invest in a policy plan. (We have so many of those in India) If that’s not your style, Maybe open a second account and put aside little bit money every month.
12 – Bring out Your Creative Side.
You don’t have to become Van Gogh or Vivaldi of this generation. We all have a creative side but due to the busy schedule, we hardly start working on it.
This is something which will make you feel better. You can start small. Doodling, sketching, writing short stories, poems, woodwork, and many more things. Find your craft, your work doesn’t have to be on display to make you feel better.
13 – Get a Pet
Having a pet has its perks. People who have a pet, know how their little furry friend changed their lifestyle. It doesn’t matter if you are a cat person or a dog person. Having one is always amazing. It is not all about unconditional love, it has other benefits too.
On an emotional level, it can decrease depression, stress, and anxiety. Health-wise, it can also lower your blood pressure, improve your immunity and even decrease your risk of heart attack and stroke. On the other hand, you will not feel alone and your social media would be full of life.
14 – Learn a New Language
Its never too late to learn a new language, but if you are into your 20s it is smart for many reasons. You have more time then you will have when you are in your 30s. Being Multi-Lingulas has its advantages, It can help you with your career, it makes traveling easier and muti-ligulas are best decision makers.
15 – Learn to Cook
Cooking your food is a good thing. For starters, you can save a lot of money if you cook your food. Besides that, it is much healthier than junk food.
It also gets handy when you have company and you wanna impress them with your skills. Master few dishes, learn to cook your favorite dish.
16 – Find Your BFF
When we were younger, our whole class room, neighbors, and all the kids we knew were our friend. But as we get older reality change. You realize that you can count on handful of friends. I am sure you all have that one friend, who is like sibling to us. We know all about each other and you can count on. From my personal experience, I can tell you about my father. He is still friends with his school buddy. We got to hear about their amazing stories growing up in rural India in 70s and 80s.
17 – Have your Portrait Taken
We are not getting any younger, time will always move forward. This is something you will appreciate when you have kids, grand kids of your own. They can live that experience. Have your portrait taken, Call that DSLR wala friend and live the glamourous life ?
18 – Do All-Nighters
We all love to party, hanging out with friends, drinking all night. But when you are 30 it going to get harder. True, you can still do that but it would be harder to recover. Get this out of system while you can. It doesn’t have to be about drinking. It could be driving, gaming, cards all sorts of stuff.
19 – Do Charity Work
Doing something for others gives you a sense of relief. Find out what you care about and work towards it. It could be as little as giving free tuition to underprivileged kids.
20 – Start to Write
Writing something like a poem or frictional story can boost your creativity and help with writing skills. Remember that you are doing this for yourself.
21 – Be Organised
We are not in our teen years now. Having a messy room is nothing to be proud of. Learn to be organised, It will help you later in life. You don’t have to be Monica about it but organised place / life have many positive impacts. You can save lot of time and money.
22 – Drive your Dream Car
If you work hard I am sure you can accomplish anything in life. But if you are one of those people who wants to invest money on experience. This is something you should definitely do. There are places in India and Abroad, where you can drive your dream car on race track.
23 – Scuba Diving
This activity may well be in adventure sports. But this is something which deserves it own point. Many of us fear of heights and for me it is deep water. And if you also one of those people. This activity is for you, overcoming your fear and see how beautiful it is underwater.
24 – Get in touch with Nature
Spending a night under the sky, going camping, fishing, living outside the humanity circle. It will give you the sense of solitude. Living without the technology, embracing the nature. Once you get the hang of it, you are going to love it.
25 – Buy Something Expensive
Invest in something which you usually won’t buy. It could be Alexander Mcqueen Shoe, Chanel dress, an Omega Watch or a expensive designer suit. It is going to be expensive but it will last years and, you will have something really fancy to wear on those special occasions.
26 – Cheer your Favorite Team.
We all our favorite player, sports team or favorite football club. Buy the ticket for the match and cheer your team up. It is a lot of fun and watching your favorite team/player up-close is always special.
27 – Start a Collection
This is the best time to do something like this. You can collect something you care about. It could be souvenirs from your trips, or coffee mugs or headphones. It could be anything of your choice. I have this friend who has started collecting watches. Find something worth collect and get on it.
28 – Fancy Dining
We have all seen in the movies where hero treats his girl with fancy dinner. You should definitely do the same. Treat yourself to a meal at one of the top restaurant.
29 – Positive Momentum
I am sure you had one of those moment where a person helps your out without asking for anything. You can do the same, start a positive momentum by paying for someone’s coffee or tire puncture. This will give you a good feeling a maybe you will end up making a friend for life.
30 – Do a Menial Job
It doesn’t have to be about money. You will gain a better appreciation for people who count tips as the largest part of their salary. You can do it a part time, you will earn some extra bucks and on the other hand you have a experience and appreciations for those who do it.
These are 30 Things You Should Try Before Turning 30. Now its up to you how many accomplish, And if you accomplish all try to make a list of 40 things you wanna do before turning 40.