So, recently, I turned 30 years old (October 1st), and this is the post about things I want to continue doing even after 30.
Some people consider turning 30 a big deal because, according to some you are no longer young, and you are getting old. “I used to think that way, but now that I’m officially 30, I don’t see it that way because it’s just a number
Here are some things that I want to keep doing for the rest of my life.
After 30 I want to continue eating healthy
This is something people just ignore. Children, and people in their 20s, generally have a habit of eating unhealthy. They eat a lot of unhealthy food, because 1: It tastes good, 2: It’s easily available, 3: It’s convenient.
You will see a lot of kids and ‘young people’ at such outlets and streets, and they enjoy such food, but such food is ruining their health. People are getting heart attack at the young age of 15. Many wonders why this happens, but one of the main reason is due to the food that we eat. Such food increases LDL (bad cholesterol), and sugary content like soft drinks, energy drinks, and desserts leads to blood sugar levels hikes. Then one thing leads to another, and results are usually fatal.
Young people or children don’t understand this, because bad food doesn’t harm them immediately. Nowadays, many young people complain of stomach issues and breathing trouble, but these things didn’t emerge suddenly, these are all related to bad eating habits.
I haven’t eaten anything from outside since COVID. And during these 3–4 years, I realized that these easy foods are doing me more bad than any good. I prefer home-cooked meals, I prefer food which I can tell how it is made, what is used in it. I prefer food that can actually help my body and help me live better. This is why I want to continue eating healthy even after 30.
After 30 I want to continue doing exercise
When you say words like exercise or workout, people automatically assume that it has to be lifting heavy dumbbells at gyms and killing yourself on the treadmill. But, exercise or a workout means a lot more.
I started going to the gym in 2016, and lost weight several times, but was never serious about it. This time I’ve lost 28 kg. This time this weight loss is helping me a lot more, it has unlocked my potential. When I was 104 kg, I thought I was getting slow due to age, but now at 78 kg, I can say I never felt like this before. Even when I was 22 years old, I never had this much stamina. Weight loss has helped me realize my potential.
Not everyone may need to lose weight, but everyone should do some kind of workout (as per their interests). The workout helps in managing cholesterol, keeping blood sugar levels in control, keeping the heart, lungs, brain healthy, helping manage stress and, improving immunity, and even providing us with some extra endurance, strength, and capacity.
With age, I may not be able to do what I was doing before, because I need to take care of my joints and bones, but I want to continue doing some form of workout even after 30.
After 30 I want to continue to read books
I wish I had started this sooner. I was never an avid reader. I used to read stuff online, but that’s it. I started reading novels in 2016 because I was preparing for some exams back then but stopped doing it soon after. Last year, I started reading books again, and currently, I am reading a lot.
This beautiful habit has improved my mental health a lot. It gave me peace and at the same time, it has helped me with lots of fresh ideas. Not many people of age below 30 like to read. They are more glued to their phone or devices. It may sound cool for some time, but I feel these devices are making us more empty from the inside.
People are consuming a lot of unwanted stuff and this is filling their brain with some negative thoughts. Endless scrolling on the internet is not only affecting brain health but also giving people insomnia, depression, and lethargy.
A simple habit like book reading can help people make some healthy boundaries with their devices and can even improve mental health. I want to continue reading more books even after 30.
After 30 I want to continue living by some principle
When people are young they don’t know about some basic ethics, they don’t want rules, and they don’t have any specific preferences. I don’t know how many of you will agree with me on this, but with age, you start living by some rules, and you want to continue doing that.
I never had many rules for myself, but with time I started making a few, and these are for my own good or maybe because I want them to define me. For example, in India, people love to ride on the wrong side of the road, or speed to look cool. But these are against my principles because I don’t want to jeopardize my and other’s safety.
I don’t use my phone after 9 p.m. and certainly don’t want to talk to anyone after that point. This rule is simple, as I want to prioritize myself at that time. Or I prefer making very few friends because I don’t want too many people in my life, and I certainly don’t want others to expect much from me.
I have a few more rules like waking up early and sleeping at the same time daily, and I want to keep making new rules. These rules will define me, and I want to continue doing that after 30.
After 30 I want to continue blogging
I am relatively new to this world of blogging. I used to publish 8-9 blog posts in a month, but now I am down to 4-5, or even 3 sometimes. September was busy for me. I had to work on 3 review articles, and those are not my style. I enjoy writing health and wellness-related stuff, and I want to continue doing that.
I am now comfortable writing lengthy blog posts. I want to keep giving new content and keep trying new styles. I am not sure if many people care to read my stuff or if I have shared anything specific, but I want to continue writing even after 30.
I am also willing to work for other sites, let me know in the comments if you have any desire for health and wellness-related content on your blog.
Before I end this, I want to share a pic of this 30-year-old guy, who doesn’t look 30 at all, people at the gym think that I’m 25 or something, while I do feel 22. This is my new Bike, I got it 4 days before my birthday (due to some auspicious reason).
I believe realizing a few things at the right age and applying them for the rest of the life is the secret mantra to living better. Like I will be following these things to live better, happier, and healthier, I want other people who are below 30 to identify things that mean something to them.
In the comments, you can tell me when is your birthday and tell me what are a few things that you like to follow (other than FGW, off course).