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Don't Judge Your Own Life Progress Based on Other People

Dwelling on your friends' jobs, grades, and relationships will do nothing but make you feel inadequate. Seeing everybody else succeed via Facebook and Instagram is a dangerous thing, and it's best just to ignore all of that. Focusing on yourself is the most important, and you should be proud of your accomplishments and personal successes without feeling the need to compare yourself to others.

21 Things Every 21-Year-Old NEEDS to Know

Turning 21 is a huge moment in your life. You're in a crazy whirlwind process of finishing college, taking the first few steps in your career, and preparing to embark on life as a true adult - whatever that means. It's simultaneously so terrifying and so exciting, and with your mind battling millions of thoughts at once, it's easy to forget to take a moment to just stop stressing and enjoy this time period while it lasts (spoiler: it goes by quickly).

It's always good to hear reassuring advice from people who have been exactly where you are right now. I spoke with men and women in their 20s and 30s to find out what they would tell their 21-year-old selves if they had the chance. Keep reading to see what they said.


31 Things You Need to Start Doing For Yourself in Your 20s