20 Things To Do In Your 30’s That Will Make Life Better In Your 50’s

Let’s be honest, growing up is hard to do. Someone asked several 50+ year olds about things they wish they’d done in their younger years that would’ve made life simpler where they are now.


If you’ve recently hit the big 3-0, or are just looking for easy ways to improve your future, check out this list of 20 things to do in your 30’s that will make life easier in your 50’s!

  1. Don’t smoke. If you’ve started, stop — NOW.
  2. Stop eating junk and fill your body with whole foods.
  3. Maintain or fix relationships with parents and siblings.
  4. Wear sunscreen.
  5. Exercise regularly!
  6. Save as much money as you can — every little bit helps.
  7. Teach yourself to be content with what you have.
  8. Pursue your goals immediately.
  9. Sleep! Between 7 to 9 hours a night.
  10. Take care of your teeth – brush, floss, go to the dentist.
  11. Focus on making memories instead of buying things.
  12. Give back by volunteering your time.
  13. Do one thing every day that scares you.
  14. Read at least 12 books per year.
  15. Travel, often.
  16. Learn to take time to relax.
  17. Stop comparing yourself to others.
  18. Keep a journal.
  19. Buy a house! If you purchase in your 30s, it’ll be paid for in your 50s!
  20. Take care of your friendships.