18 February 2019 ~ Comments Off on 4 Risks You Must Take Before You Turn 40

4 Risks You Must Take Before You Turn 40

You’re young, wild and free in your 20s, but your 30s should be the time to start cementing the habits that will help you achieve your personal and professional fulfillment. From your health to your personal relationships, here are four lifestyle risks you should take before hitting your 40s.

  1. Working for a Promotion

Very few people push themselves hard to get out of career rut and actually work hard to earn the promotion they deserve. And it isn’t skills that’s holding them back—but the lack of confidence. Get out of your comfort zone and listen to what your heart desires to get clarity on what exactly that you want. Of course, show them that you deserve it by working harder than everyone else. Then, take the courage to speak up and be confident to express to the right authorities what you want to achieve in your career.  

  • Forgiving Yourself

If you are one of those people who made it in their 40s and have zero regret or angst from past decisions, then you’re truly one of a kind. As you reach this level of maturity, it’s time to also let go of bad decisions and move forward. Drop the shame and guilt to live a graceful life. Forgiving yourself might be hard, but you can make it bearable by finding gratitude for every step along the way. You will feel happier, lighter and begin to enjoy the journey when you leave the extra baggage behind.

  • Travel as a Local

By this age, chances are, you’ve already been to many different places. But if you have toured those destinations as tourist, it’s time to take a new risk and explore new places as how locals do. Instead of seeing the most popular sights, find out where locals spend their time away from the hustle and bustle. Keep yourself off from expensive and touristy restaurants and dine at a small neighborhood favorite. An authentic local experience will make you appreciate these incredible places more.

  • Splurge on Something Worth It

Yadda, yadda, yadda—we have all heard how important it is to save on your retirement plan and save money for the rainy days. But if you are a renowned cheapskate ever since and has never splurged on an expensive item, now is the time to reward yourself. Whether it is a classic designer bag, a Picasso artwork or a luxurious furniture, every once in a while—perhaps on your 40th birthday—go for the gusto!

Sure, there are a whole lot more of risks you should be letting yourself experience before you hit the ripe age of 40. But let this list serve as a good start to learn to prioritize yourself and your ambitions more.

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