20 Things More Important Than Money In Your 20s

As we get older we are all faced with the same dilemma. Money + success is on every 20 something’s mind ++ it is often the thing that drives us most. When we let money become the most important thing in our lives, we aren’t free. It can influence us to make big decisions, such as choosing a certain career path or choosing where to live post-grad. While money *is* important in some aspects, we need to know where to draw the line. At this vulnerable stage in our lives it is so important to remember what matters most.

Wealth of all kinds can be found in so many different aspects of our lives. Here are 20 things more important than money in your 20s —

1] FAMILY

Parents, siblings, grandparents — your family relationships hold a bond that you will share with no one else.

2] FRIENDS

Your friends will always be so important — they make your life whole. These relationships are so important to always grow + maintain.

3] EXPERIENCES

The things you experience, the risks you take + the lessons you learn along the way will create a world worth living in. Often times the financial cost is minimal compared to what you will gain through your life experiences.

4] PHYSICAL HEALTH

Physical health is what happens when you take care of yourself. It is so much more valuable to be healthy than to have money in relation to your overall quality of life + happiness.

5] HARD WORK

Your talents + work ethic will take you far. By working hard, you’re setting your future self up to succeed.

6] HAPPINESS

Your overall enjoyment of life is unmatched — happiness brings so much more richness to your life than money.

7] MENTAL HEALTH

Like physical health, money pales in comparison to your mental balance + stability. Find what works best for you mentally + make it a priority.  

8] PASSIONS

Those little things that are *unique to you* that light a spark in your eye + get you out of bed each moring are so much more important than money. Alone, your passions could bring you happiness, health + comfort among others.

9] INDEPENDENCE

Self reliance is one of the greatest things you can achieve. Hold yourself accountable in every aspect of your life in order to handle whatever life throws at you in the future.

10] COMFORT

Security + comfort are important in life — protect yourself from future risk taking + set yourself up to be comfortable.

11] GRATEFULNESS

Be thankful for what you have instead of wishing for what you don’t have — you will be all around happier + much more content.

12] SELFLESSNESS

Even without financial assets, helping others, *giving* rather than *taking* + showing you care about other people will give you so much more than money ever could.

13] DETERMINATION//DRIVE

Your motivation + drive to succeed will go farther than any dollar amount. Determination creates a successful world + propels you there — determination says *I will.*

14] TIME

While you can earn back money spent, you can’t gain more time. The way you spend your time is so incredibly invaluable — don’t waste time in something you aren’t fully invested in//enjoying.

15] MEMORIES

Your past experiences will shape your future — what you have to hold on to gives you so much more than money ever could.

16] COMMUNITY

We believe that having a support system + community of likeminded people is an invaluable resource — something that is important wherever you are + at any stage in your life.

17] SHARING

Tell your story, listen to others’, spread love + #RadiatePositiveVibes everywhere you go.

18] LEARNING

There is always something new to learn — keeping an open mind, listening to others + always gaining insight with every new experience will inspire more personal growth than money ever could.

19] GOALS

Your own personal goals + dreams are meant to be achieved + should be a priority — regardless of the means required to get there.

20] IDEAS

It’s important to remember that your ideas are valuable — devote some time to be creative + realize your potential in + out of the workplace.

Remember these 20 things as you move forward,  graduate, get a new job or make any big decision in your 20s. You are worth more than the number in your bank account.

++Abigail [abigail.inchaarg] // UK CHAARG

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  • Claire
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    I’m a bit confused about why comfort is on this list. Would anyone like to elaborate? The way I think of it, getting more comfortable at discomfort, putting yourself out there + taking risks, is really important.

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