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12 Things Your Future Self Will Thank You For

Set yourself up now so that you can reap the rewards later. Life has so much to offer, so take advantage of it! With State Farm® at your side, you can be confident enough to seize today without sacrificing tomorrow.

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1. Learning to be on your own, and actually being OK with it.

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Solitude is tough, but it's a part of life. The moment you realize that you're all you need, you'll be so much happier!

2. Being able to actually cook something that tastes good.

It's tough making that jump from late-night Chinese and $1 pizza slices to ACTUAL food, but you'll be glad you at least learned how to make one good dish. Trust us.
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It's tough making that jump from late-night Chinese and $1 pizza slices to ACTUAL food, but you'll be glad you at least learned how to make one good dish. Trust us.

3. Figuring out who your real friends are, and keeping them closer than ever.

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Not everyone you go out at night with will be there to have your back when things get tough. But rest assured that a few people out there think the world of you and will always be there when you need them.

4. Taking care of your body so that you always feel your best.

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A healthy body allows you to get the most out of life. So invest in a healthier you and open yourself up to all kinds of happy experiences!

5. Not letting other people tell you what "success" means.

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You figure out what you want to do with your life, and then you do it. Don't let your life be dictated by what other people think!

6. Taking on new adventures!

Challenge yourself, and then see how you react. You might learn a thing or two!
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Challenge yourself, and then see how you react. You might learn a thing or two!

7. Decluttering your life.

This applies to everything: Detach yourself from negative relationships, but also just get rid of things that aren't necessary in your life. For example, imagine a wardrobe where all of your clothes were your absolute favorites — how awesome would that be?
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This applies to everything: Detach yourself from negative relationships, but also just get rid of things that aren't necessary in your life. For example, imagine a wardrobe where all of your clothes were your absolute favorites — how awesome would that be?

8. Letting go of what you can't control.

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There's just no point in spending your nights worrying over something that, in the end, you had no control over anyway. Figure out what is in your control, focus wisely, and make life awesome!

9. Getting in the habit of setting aside some time each day to focus on yourself.

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Maybe you'll wake up an hour earlier, read a book, and make some coffee, or perhaps you'll give yourself 30 minutes every evening to focus on learning something new. Whatever it is, make it about you!

10. Finding something to do that you like, and then becoming super good at it.

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You think you kinda like the guitar, or maybe you really enjoy painting, but never thought you were that good at it. Who cares?! Figure out what you love, and do it incessantly. The results will come, rest assured.

11. Figuring out how not to waste time.

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It's so easy to have something you really want to do or become good at, but then procrastinate and find excuses for not having enough time. We only have so much time to take advantage of what life has to offer, so make the best of it!

12. Smiling more, because why not?

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Seriously, go try it. Walk outside, make eye contact briefly with a stranger, and smile. Then watch them smile back at you. Feels good, doesn't it?

Disconnecting from technology.

We all love our gadgets, but they can also be very isolating. And in some cases, like texting and driving, they're even unsafe. So unplug and look up--there's a whole world out there!
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We all love our gadgets, but they can also be very isolating. And in some cases, like texting and driving, they're even unsafe. So unplug and look up--there's a whole world out there!

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