What advice would you give your 30 year old self

I asked my friends and family if they had any advice for my friend who is going to turn 30. They gave me 25 great ideas…

What advice would you give your 30-year-old self?


1. You don’t have to do everything perfectly.

2. Lighten up.

3. Have fun.

4. Cherish your kids at every stage.

5. Just go with it.

6. Love yourself enough to move on.

7. Keep getting therapy.

8. Keep reading amazing books.

9. Take care of yourself.

10. Don’t make too strict of plans because it doesn’t usually work out as planned.

11. Go with the flow.

12. Invest time and energy on people who will reciprocate- not only receive.

13. Don’t give when you are empty.

14. Have healthy boundaries and stand strong, even if others respond negatively.

15. Have one on one time with your kids.

16. Don’t ever stop working out.

17. Keep learning and build as many friendships as you can.

18. Getting ahead in your career is meaningless if it means too much time away from your family.

19. Invest in your kids schooling and your own future.

20. Don’t be afraid to try things you have never done- ski, swim, etc.

21. Don’t wish your life away like during pregnancies, waiting for trips, etc- enjoy each day.

22. Dare to say NO.

23. It’s never too late to start good life-long habits.

24. Learn to play.

25. Enjoy and make time for the little things- they will be the big things later.