It may seem to you that you have the picture perfect life but maybe it’s time to go back to your past to try and discover your future.
30 things to do before you’re 30. Your life needs a little direction so let this be your map.
Get a Tattoo
Before you get your first tattoo you need to keep a few things in mind. Start small so that you can get used to what the pain feels like, how your body responds to the ink and how your body heals. Always go to a tattoo artist that has done the kind of tattoo that you want before. Don’t allow your body to be used a guinea pig. Remember that good tattoos do cost money and try to be as close to 100% that the tattoo that you end up getting is something you’d be happy to have on your body ten to twenty years from now.
Go Skinny Dipping
Going skinny dipping will help release the free spirit in you. This is an experience that you don’t want to do alone. For this to be a successful adventure you’re going to probably have to do some planning. First, find a good place for you and a partner to go skinny dipping and make the process as spontaneous as possible otherwise you may end up changing your mind.
Climb a Mountain
Find a mountain to climb and ask for her silent permission. Let her know that your footprints are not permanent and you won’t knock on her door like an earthquake lifting craters from her skin. Realize that you are not there to conquer the mountain. The mountain has been there long before you and will be there long after you’re gone. Leave your well-suited importance at home. Put one foot in front of the other and keep walking until your lungs start to embrace her thin air.
Have Beautiful and Talented Children
We know that genetics play an important role in our life, from the way our children look, what illnesses they are prone to and even their level of intelligence. Scientists have discovered that people are attracted to people with different major histocompatibility (MHC) genes. Couples who have different MHC, in general, create healthier children. So do yourself a favor and choose your mate wisely.
Collect Status Symbols
If you collect your status symbols before you turn 30 you’ll realize that they won’t ultimately make you happy. Status symbols today range from the car you drive, the house you live in, the person you date and to how many followers you have on social media. Get those status symbols out of the way early and be done with them.
Learn Meditation and Mindfulness
This is a really important topic and it’s one that you should start to think about before you turn 30 because it can have some powerful effects on your life. Cultivating mindfulness will make you happy, help you to be calmer, more peaceful and help you to achieve high performance in your career.
Yes, organic and natural products tend to be more expensive. However, it’s wise to consider both sides of the equation. There’s a reason that some products are cheap while others tend to be on the expensive side. Have you really taken the time to look at some of the ingredients that are in those cheaper, processed products? Products that are not harmful and without man-made chemicals are much better for you in the long run.
Become Fluent in Another Language
There’s so many ways to learn another language these days with all the apps and online tutors that you have no excuse not to become fluent in another language. Besides being bilingual makes you a lot more marketable and could greatly increase your pay grade.
Run a Spartan Race
Before you embark upon your Spartan journey do your research about how to train and what to bring. This isn’t your typical 5k run, you’re not just running around. You have to jump over walls, run through fire and a bunch of other things.
Declutter and Simplify Your Life
We live in such a consumer driven world and the idea behind this is that you believe that more stuff is going to make you happy. Becoming a minimalist and having less stuff will definitely make you happier. When you’re surrounded by a bunch of clutter and junk you feel overwhelmed and stressed out. Declutter and simplify your life before 30 and you’ll be happy that you did.
Create an Organic Vegetable Garden
Creating an organic vegetable garden is very rewarding and whether you live in country, the city or the suburbs you can enjoy home grown vegetables. If this is your first garden, start small and don’t bite off more than you can chew. Site selection is important because you need a minimum of six hours of light each day for vegetables and preferable more. To find out how much sun you get during the day use a sunlight calculator and be sure to place it in the right spot.
Take a Holiday Alone Abroad
It’s important to be comfortable when you travel because you’re leaving the comfort zone of your warm blanket. Here are a few tips to make the best of your time when traveling alone abroad. Make the most of your time in the sky, watch a movie, write or have a bottle of wine. Make the most of your layover by learning something new wherever you land. To avoid jet lag once you get to your destination slap on some comfortable shoes, take a walk and enjoy the sights around you.
Go Ghost Hunting
Find someone who specializes in ghost hunting like a paranormal investigator. You’ll definitely need a flashlight otherwise you will die in the darkness. Also, you’ll probably need a water gun filled up with Holy water, cinnamon and a pinch of garlic to ward off the evil spirits.
Go Rock Climbing
Rock climbing is for all ages so something to definitely experience before your 30th birthday. Rock climbing is not only a physical challenge but also a very enjoyable sport. As you’re trying to figure out how to scale the wall you are putting a mental puzzle in your mind. Figuring out the right moves in your head and then transferring that to your body is an extremely satisfying experience.
Give a Ted Talk
Ted Talks have been viewed by over 500 million people. There’s more than 1,000 talks on the Ted Talk website. There mission statement is “we believe passionately in the power of ideas to change attitudes, beliefs, people and ultimately the world.” Create your own Ted Talk style talk in 20 minutes and help change the world.
Play a Game of Squash
Over half million people play squash in England. In 40 minutes you have fun, get a great workout and burn loads of calories. In fact, it’s been voted the world’s healthiest sport. Just be sure that before you start warm yourself up and the ball.
Play a Round of Golf
If this is your first round of golf there are a few things you’re going to need. The first thing is patience and a sense of humor. This game is not easy. There a lot of little intricate things that are going on such as biomechanics, physics and geometry. There’s a lot of stuff to learn so if you start playing before you’re 30 you might be a 15 handicap golfer by the time you reach 40.
Have Dinner with a Multi-Millionaire
Having dinner with a multi-millionaire presupposes that you’re not one of them but if you are then just have dinner alone. Once you set this up make here are a couple of things to do at dinner. First, find out a little about the person and bring a special gift with you to the dinner engagement. Second, ask them this question – “what is the one thing you would like to do right now but you simply don’t have the time to do it?” Be quiet and listen to their answer.
Take Martial Arts and Grade a Belt
There are a ton of good reasons to take up martial arts training from self-defense to self-development. But the real benefit to spending time on the Dojo is develop self-discipline of your mind and body. You train to develop character, courage and to become a better human being. These are all great things to possess as you leave your twenties and approach thirty.
Go Fishing with a Friend
People who don’t fish think that fishing is lazy or boring but it’s the complete opposite because there are a hundred little decisions to be made. There are variables to think about and you will never be sure quite what made the difference. You’ll soon discover that it’s not luck but you’re not sure by how much. People are fairly predictable, fish are not.
Go to a Burning Man Festival
Burning man is an exhilarating experience as long as you’re prepared. If you haven’t done any pre-planning you might not be ready for Black Rock City (BRC). Vendors are sparse so the not like a convention where they are lined up ready to take your money. This journey is all about connecting with other participants and self-reliance. You should attend with an empty cup and open mind with little to no expectations or preconceived ideas.
Take a White Water Rafting Trip
If you’re going on a river trip the best thing to do is to plan ahead and be prepared with the proper gear. Most places will give you a detailed packing list for each trip that they run. As long as you pack according to the list you’ll be prepared for any weather conditions while at the same tim conquering your fear of water.
Help Raise Money for a Good Cause
To goal here is to get your next cause or idea sponsored and promoted by other major nonprofit organizations and fortune 500 companies. The better able you’re able to reach to get your message out there the more people you can reach. The feelings you’ll get from giving back to those that are less fortunate than you are priceless.
Volunteer for Big Brothers and Sisters
It’ll be a lot of fun watching the people you bond with transform as time passes by. They’ll really begin to feel like your “real” brother and sister, just like family. Imagine all the things you can introduce to a less privileged boy or girl? Think about how much you would learn not only about them but yourself too. Become that role model that you wish to see in the world.
Before going windsurfing be sure to learn in a safe environment and take lessons from a trained professions. This will make your learning experience a lot more fun and productive. Some things that you’ll need to learn as a beginner is how to carry your kit down towards the water, how to get on the board in the shallows, turning around and sailing in a straight line.
Learn How to Scuba Dive
Scuba diving is a great way to explore the underwater world. Scuba diving is a super fun sport where you get to go underwater and see things that nobody else does. Scuba is an acronym that stands for self-contained underwater breathing apparatus. Scuba diving is basically learning how to breathe underwater. Almost anyone can scuba dive even people that may have some kind of physical disability.
Swim with the Dolphins
We all know how intelligent and charismatic dolphins are. How exciting would it be to experience standing in shallow water, swimming or scuba diving alongside these magnificent creatures? Swimming with the dolphins before you turn 30 will definitely become a dream come true.
Skydive Without a Parachute
One of the critical things about skydiving is that you need to have a good body position when you free fall. The best position is when your head is held back, your hips are forward and knees are shoulder width apart and slightly bent. Your mission should you decide to take it on is to jump out of a plane and manage not to die on your way down.
Go Horseback Riding
Learning how to ride a horse is all about taking a position and staying balanced in a saddle while this huge animal is moving underneath you. That’s a pretty tall order especially if you’re a complete beginner. So it’s best to learn how to be balanced with yourself, the horse and gravity before you get too old.
Go Ice Skating
One thing that ranks right up there with camping and fishing is ice skating. So your biggest decision is are you going to ice skate using the figure skates or the ice skates. It’s time to put all those fears to rest and let the blades of your skates dig into the ice. Go practice, you’re almost 30.