We’re approaching the end of the year and the end of the decade. It’s time to leave these 19 things behind and get ready to thrive in the 20s.
You’ve seen it all year: #CancelJamesCharles, #KatyPerryisOverParty, et cetera. Remember that celebrities are human and humans mess up. Cancel culture is toxic. You can support a celebrity’s art without supporting everything they stand for.
Whether you went on 2 dates or 200, no one deserves to be ghosted. Be an adult in your relationships and offer the other party an explanation. Be open about whether or not you see a future and stop leading people on. The other person’s feelings matter just as much as yours do. Be open and honest from the beginning to avoid feeling the need to ghost.
On the Internet, procrastination has basically became a personality trait, and it isn’t cute. When at school and work, remember that you’ll need recommendation letters from employers and professors when applying for jobs or law school. Procrastinating chores makes them harder and take twice as long in the end. Do things spaced out before their deadline instead of putting everything off until the last minute.
Social media trolls
Something else that isn’t cute? Trolling on social media. Trolling is often synonymous with bullying and highly uncalled for. There’s no reason to hide behind a screen and be a “keyboard warrior.” If you want to make an anonymous account, go for it! Just use it to make a positive impact.
Living off of fast food
Chick-fil-A is a God-send, but there’s no reason to eat it everyday. While fast food can sometimes be necessary, stop living off of it. You’ll do your body good by cooking for yourself. Plus, you’ll learn a new skill set. Cooking at home can be fun. Enjoy chicken nuggets in moderation and put your body first in 2020.
Oversharing on social media
Social media is a huge part of our culture and can be fun, but it’s time to stop oversharing. Employers and educational institutions check your accounts, and your followers likely do not care what you’re doing every minute of every day. There are some things that are better left off of the internet. A good rule of thumb is: If you wouldn’t send it to your mother, don’t post it on social media.
Make a budget and stick to it. You don’t have to have everything that your favorite designer releases and even if you think you do, you don’t need to spend $5 on coffee everyday. Treat yourself, but don’t go over your budget to do so. If you want a new outfit, sell some of your old ones. Join rewards programs at your favorite food chains to get free items.
Those 10,000 unread emails sitting in your inbox? It’s time to delete them. Filter through your email and unsubscribe to any lists you don’t actually use. Make a second account specifically for offers where important emails won’t get lost in the mix. Keep your favorite newsletters, but ditch the website that you ordered from once 3 years ago, it’s not worth it.
Clothes you don’t wear
The end of the year is a perfect time to go through your closet. Get rid of anything you haven’t worn in the last year, you probably won’t wear them again. Either donate these clothing articles or sell them on apps like Mercari and Poshmark to make some extra cash.
Do you really need Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime Video, YouTube TV, and Disney+? Choose your favorites and stick to them. Same goes with music streaming services.
Leave the laziness in 2019. Relaxation is important, but there’s no reason to be lazy. Whether you’re lazy at work or at home, it’s time to get on top of things. Leave your laziness behind and run full speed into the 20s.