Your twenties are for taking it easy, having fun, and figuring out life. However, when you reach your thirties, it is time to get serious. Even if you already take good care of yourself and are reasonably healthy, you will need to step it up at this point. This is because as we age, our bodies change, and so should our lifestyle.
How we spend our early thirties is extremely important because that will decide how we spend the rest of our lives. Even though you can decide to change your lifestyle at any age, it becomes harder to adopt new habits as you grow older. So if you choose to live healthily at this point, you will develop a good basic routine that will serve you well in your old age. Here are a few changes you can make to your lifestyle as you turn thirty to establish a good wellness routine for your old age.
Ditch the party lifestyle
Even in your twenties, drinking and smoking your way from party to party is a questionable choice. However, when you reach thirty, you seriously need to give up this lifestyle in favor of a healthier one. These bad habits, if not left behind, have a way of coming back to harm you as you get older. If you are struggling to let go of this lifestyle, learn more about your options to formulate a plan to work towards a healthier, happier life.
Make and keep regular appointments with your doctor
Going to the doctor is a nightmare for many people. When you’re young, you can avoid doctors for as long as you want without serious repercussions. But when you turn thirty, it is time to start scheduling regular doctor’s appointments. With regular checkups and tests, you have a better chance of catching any health problems earlier and start treatment well on time. Also, try to take multivitamins as it is not easy to get all the nutrients you need from your diet.
Start eating healthy
Entering your thirties means you should no longer be ordering takeout every night, no matter how busy you are. Cooking is an essential skill you should start learning as soon as possible. It is not even that hard because of all the recipes that can be found online with instructions that are easy to follow. Invest in kitchen essentials, so your cooking process is easier and smoother. When buying groceries, read nutrition labels to see what’s healthy and what’s not and make mindful decisions about what you put in your body. Additionally, start eating breakfast as it is the most important meal of the day.
Your thirties are the best time to start thinking about your retirement plans. Meet up with a financial advisor to take stock of your finances and be prepared to make some important decisions. Set up a retirement fund and deposit a certain percentage of your income every month. This is a good way to ensure you can retire at a good age and enjoy the rest of your life. Moreover, you should also have a separate fund for any emergencies that may arise.
Develop a hobby you love
If you haven’t devoted much time to hobbies outside of work, now is the time to start. People who indulge in fun activities and hobbies tend to live longer, happier, and more fulfilled lives as opposed to those who fail to find activities they like. So if you have a beloved hobby, it is time to dedicate a small portion of your day to it. If you don’t have one, explore different activities around you until you find something relaxing and enjoyable. Stick to it and make it a habit so you always have something you can do to unwind, relax and enjoy.
If you already have an exercise routine, you are one step closer to a healthy life. Make sure you religiously follow your routine and never give in to laziness. If you don’t already exercise regularly, your thirtieth birthday is high time you start. You can get a gym membership if you have a gym close to your house or workplace. If not, you can easily work out at home by following the many exercise regimens on the internet. Just stick with it, no matter how much it hurts in the first few days.
Start an anti-aging skincare routine
If you’re still using the one or two skincare products you used as a teenager, your skin is bound to be in bad shape. As we age, our skin also changes with the rest of our body and requires more care than it did when we were younger. With so many beauty products available in the market, it can be easy to feel overwhelmed by the choices. Start by researching and reading product reviews before buying anything new. A lot of information is available online that can help you decide what your skin needs and which products you want to start using. If you’re finding that difficult, you can set up an appointment with a dermatologist and get a professional opinion.
Reduce stress and find a good work-life balance
Your twenties were probably spent getting a higher education and building a name for yourself in your field. By the time you reach your thirties, you will no doubt be in a good place in your career. Thus it is time to cut back on the hours to make time for other life commitments like friends, family, and traveling. If you create a good work-life balance, it will help reduce stress in your life and keep you from burning out.
When you reach your thirties, it is important to start adopting a healthy lifestyle because the behaviors you develop now will stay with you. Stop partying all the time and get rid of bad habits like drinking and smoking in favor of some relaxing hobbies. Start eating healthy instead of ordering takeout every day. Visit the doctor regularly for checkups, exercise, and develop a good skincare routine. If you make these changes to your lifestyle now, you will reap the benefits for the rest of your life.