20 Little Life Lessons You Owe It To Yourself To Learn In Your 20s


1. Never apologize for being who you are.

2. You don’t owe anyone an explanation.

3. Self-care is not selfish. Take the time you need, you deserve it.

4. Laugh at yourself once in a while. We all make mistakes, it’s how we grow.

5. Don’t be afraid to try something new.

6. Be kind, always.

7. You are human, whatever feelings you have are valid. Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise.

8. Not everyone deserves your forgiveness.

9. Learn to accept the apology you never got.

10. Sometimes, all you really do need is time. Give it to yourself.

11. Explore who you are and never stop learning about yourself.

12. It’s okay to change your mind.

13. The fresh air will come, and that toxic place you’re in won’t last forever.

14. Always tell the people you love, you love them.

15. Live your life how you want to, not how others want you to.

16. It’s okay to say no.

17. Friendships end and people grow apart, forgive yourself for that.

18. Let it go. The relationship, friendship, career, let it go. You’ll thank yourself later.

19. Forgive yourself for not being as far as you thought you’d be. You’re getting there, I promise you.

20. Be proud of yourself. Proud of how far you’ve come and excited for how far you can go. Small victories or big victories, be proud and celebrate both. Thought Catalog Logo Mark

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