10 Habits To Cultivate In Your 20s

Because it’ll improve your quality of life.

Claire Stapley

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At the ripe age of 25, I’ve noticed that I’ve started to form habits that I didn’t have 2 years ago.

It could be age, it could be quarantine, but I’ve noticed that these 10 habits are things that will only benefit you the older you get.

Some habits have been inspired by people I’ve known for years, and some have been inspired by me!

Without further ado, here are 10 habits to cultivate in your 20s to improve your quality of life.

  1. A proper skincare routine: And by skincare, I mean your facial skin should be a priority. It doesn’t have to be expensive, and it doesn’t need to have a ton of steps. Having a good SPF, moisturiser, serum and toner for the morning and then a night treatment for the evening helps with anti-ageing, as well as protecting your skin, obviously. Also, if you wear makeup — and you aren’t in the habit of taking it off before you sleep, it’s time to sort that out ASAP.
  2. Putting your money into bonds or untouchable savings accounts: Saving was something that was alien to me in my teenage years, and working two jobs just to get myself through university meant that having a savings pot was out of the question. In your 20s it can still be difficult to save, but if you can put away a small amount per month in an untouchable savings account or bond, you’re giving yourself financial security for later on in life. Every little penny helps.
  3. Read, even if it’s one book a month: Books are a fountain of knowledge, and sometimes reading information online can be incorrect, draining and of no value to your life. Read a book a month — even if it’s something lighthearted. It helps you reduce your screen time, allows you to dip into another world and in some cases, enrich your knowledge on a particular topic.
  4. A proper dental routine: I assume reading this that you already clean your teeth twice a day, but the importance of a proper dental routine is one that people often miss. Make sure you have your check-up every six months. Floss. Use mouth wash. Use a good toothpaste. Use interdental brushes for those hard to reach places. If you don’t start to cultivate a ‘deep-clean’ approach to your teeth and gums, you’ll…

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Claire Stapley

Freelance copywriter. Passionate about mental health, travel, films and people.