8."Limit screen time and experience things first-hand. Also, when you do things, do them without taking pics or videos. I can't believe how many people I see at an event, and they are so intent on filming it that they are basically watching a great live event through a tiny screen. There are times that are appropriate for pictures and videos but not everything all the time. Live life!"
9."Listen to advice from your elders. It might not seem like it, but they’ve been in a similar situation as you at one point in their lives, and they’re trying to help you by passing on what they know."
10."Skincare. Doesn’t have to be an intimidating 8-step routine. Even just some face wash, moisturizer, and sunscreen can do wonders."
11."Lean how to shop around for things like TV and internet providers, car insurance, and trash service. Make it clear that you’re looking for quotes and that they’re not the only company you’ve contacted. You’d be surprised at how many companies will match the price of a competitor to get your business."
14."Protect your hearing. You will still hear the music with earplugs in, I promise. Otherwise, you end up like me with tinnitus and hearing loss."
15."Don’t constantly compare your life to others. Everyone does things at their own pace and makes their own choices. All your friends are getting married and you’re not? So what? I was never feeling marriage, and I’m in my 40s now. I felt pretty weird about it for a long time like something was wrong with me, but I’m fine. We are not all the same — your choices about kids, marriage, career, etc. are all about YOUR life."
16."I'm sorry to say it, but you have food at home. Don't go out just to go out. Definitely go out when you can, but make it worth it, something you can't cook at home or a celebratory meal. Spend a couple of hours on a day off or an evening you have a lot of energy, and pre-chop veggies, make a batch of soup or enchiladas or lasagna. Whatever you have to do to set yourself up to cook quickly and easily later — it makes it easier to still eat at home on those lower energy days."