You're Not Running Out of Time
In this blog post, Olivia + Laura share the tips to overcoming the fear of growing up and comparison being a joy thief.
In the whirlwind of our 20s, the constant ticking of the clock can elicit a sense of urgency, a feeling that time is slipping away faster than we can grasp. As we navigate this transition into adulthood, the pressure to achieve, to have it all figured out, can be overwhelming. Feeling like you are running out time can be scary, and we've all set expectations for ourselves at this age when we were younger. But we must remember that age is, in fact, just a number.
The Comparison Trap
In the age of social media highlight reels, it's easy to fall into the comparison trap. Seeing friends and acquaintance seemingly reaching milestones faster can intensify the feeling of falling behind. Remember, everyone's journey is unique and societal timelines subjective. Embrace your own pace and don't let anyone try to convince you that you are behind.
Your 20s are supposed to be some of your best years. It is a time for exploration and self-discovery. It's okay to not have it all figured out. Embrace the uncertainty, it might lead you to some totally unexpected opportunities and growth. Rather than focusing on what you haven't achieved, celebrate the journey. The lessons you learnt and the people you met along the way.
As you grow up, priorities may shift. What once seemed crucial in your life may now take a backseat to new aspirations. Be open to reevaluating your goals, and don't be afraid to reassess your path accordingly. Each shift in priorities is an opportunity for self-discovery.
Patience is a Virtue
As the famous saying goes, patience is a virtue. Especially in a world that often glorifies instant success. Remember that accomplishments and milestones take time. Celebrate all the small victories along the way, and understand that the journey is just as significant as the destination.
Having a Support System
Navigating the challenges of feeling time-strapped is easier when you have a support system, especially when they might experience something similar. Surround yourself with friends and loved ones who understand and uplift you, rather than put you down. Lean on those who can provide guidance and encouragement.
Feeling like you're running out of time in your 20s is a universal experience, but it's better to look at it as an opportunity rather than a setback. Embrace the unknown, be patient with yourself and remember that life is a journey, not a race. Do not let others make you feel as though you are behind. Everyone's story is different and what matters most is staying true to yourself.
Live your best lives!
Laura from Olivia + Laura