25 Things You Should Do Before You Turn 25

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Time flies by and it would seem that opportunities and experiences slip through our fingers. There are so many things you can do in your youth that become more difficult as time marches on, so here are 25 things you should do before you turn 25

1. Attend a Broadway Show

Whether you see it in New York, or on tour, take the time to see a wonderful piece of theatre.

2. Live Alone For A While

Spending time alone with your own mind and body can be a difficult thing to do, as you become comfortable with yourself it gets easier, but without the time dedicated to getting to know yourself, it’s much harder to see where you want to go in the future.

3. Dye Your Hair

Whether you dye your hair something drastic, pastel or a simple colour, you might find you feel fierce and confident with a new look.

4. Get Your Health In Order

We all know the doctors tell us we need to get our health in order as soon as possible. They also say your mid twenties mark when it becomes more and more difficult to lose weight. Get your health in order, eat nutritious foods and avoid junk food.

5. Complete Post Secondary Education

Whether you chose to go for your masters, a trade ticket, engineering or a bachelor, do it while you are young and your mind is still flexible.

6. Write Your Will

Your will is certainly not a fun document to write up, and in your twenties it does not need to be very long or complex, but it should exist to facilitate affairs for your family should something unfortunate happen.

7. Host A Family Gathering

Spend the day preparing appetizers and a meal you are proud to feed your loved ones. There is a simple joy in feeding others, it is giving to others with your efforts. Feeding others is a lovely way to show your love and respect for them, not to mention give the usual hosts a night off to enjoy the company of the family without having to slave in the kitchen all day to accomplish it.

8. Volunteer

Spend some time helping others. Whether it’s working with the homeless, children, elderly or neighbours. One of life joys is seeing appreciation for your deeds.

9. Attend A Festival In Your City

Whether it’s the Lighting of the Trees, a live music event, a food festival or an arts appreciation event, attend some. See the bright life of your city and enjoy the atmosphere of the event.

10. Read Tools Of Titans – Tim Ferris

Reading this book allowed me and a few of my friends some guidance and advice on how to live healthier and more productive lives. It is the one book I would recommend to every person in the world.

11. Enjoy A Meal In A Highly Rated Restaurant

Save up and enjoy an incredible meal. Take the advice for pairings and immerse yourself in the experience of fine dining.

12. Go On A Roadtrip

Grab a friend or your partner and spend a week sight seeing. Remember not to drive if too tired and enjoy some road trip snacks! Make sure to take pictures and cherish the memories.

13. Attend Live Music

Whether it be a festival in town or a concert you’ve been dying to see, enjoy the enthusiasm and energy of a crowd while you jam out to some great live music.

14. Sing Karaoke At Least Once

Face the fear of singing in public. It’s difficult and takes a lot of courage, things that require you to get past your discomfort are character building to say the least.

15. Hike A Mountain

Karaoke takes a little emotional discomfort, but hiking a mountain creates physical discomfort and requires dedication to the task. Surely a good exercise for strengthening your body and mind.

16. Visit A Gallery

Immerse yourself into the arts! Visit your local art gallery or museum and enjoy learning about the history that lives within the walls of such places.

17. Attend A Live Sporting Event

Whether you love sports or not, try to enjoy the event. Watch the crowds energy flow and take part in the excitement.

18. Watch Live Comedy

Whether you attend an internationally known performer or your local comedy club the evening is enjoyable. Laughing with friends by your side and a drink in your hand is surely one of life simple pleasures.

19. Have Your Portrait Taken

Whether to hang in your home, send to another or to be used for business purposes, it’s worth having a professional photograph of yourself.

20. Hang A Painting Of Yours

Take the time to paint something you are proud of and display it in your home. It brings a feeling of accomplishment as well as a comfortable and familiar feeling to the room.

21. Take Your Parents Out For A Nice Dinner

Take your parents out for a lovely diner to show your respect and appreciation for them.

22. Break A Bad Habit

Your health deserves your attention, whether you drink a little much, smoke, or eat junk food too often, it’s time to give up a bad habit and increase your health.

23. Learn To Drive

Even if you live in a city where driving is not necessary or even common for transportation, it is a valuable skill to hold. Take the time to learn and be licensed.

24. See The Northern Lights

Take the time to see one of natures true wonders. The Northern Lights dance so beautifully across the sky that they can trap your gaze for minutes at a time. The move so gracefully that you can’t tear your eyes away.

25. Write Something

Whether you write a journal, a blog, a short story or a poem, write something. Allow your thoughts to flow out of you. It’s a good exercise to maintain literacy and work your mind.

Let me know in the comments how many of the above you accomplished before turning 25, or some other things you think should have been included in the list!

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