1. Go ahead and nurture your passion.
No matter how organized you are, there will come a time wherein you’ll feel overwhelmed with all the responsibilities – and it’s important that you break the habit of working and perfecting everything too much.
Find something you enjoy doing and nurture it. Whether that’s painting, cooking, or writing, allot time for things that make you happy. Once you’ve regained your balance, you’ll be more than ready to tackle whatever is ahead of you.
Read: 5 Tips to Help You Pursue Your Passion
2. Don’t take your health for granted.
Some women tend to forget to take care of themselves because they’re too busy taking care of others; but you have to remember that YOU are important, too! You’re not getting any younger, so learn to love yourself; exercise, eat right, and spend some quality ‘me’ time – these may be simple, but it’ll be a big help to your physical, mental, and emotional health.
Read: 14 Ways to Love Yourself
3. Learn how to keep track of your expenses.
Now that you’re in your 30s, you should be able to handle your finances well – there’s nothing more assuring than being able to sustain your lifestyle and still have enough for the things you want AND need.
It won’t be easy but it’s certainly manageable. Study your spending behavior for the past three months and analyze where you need to cut back on.
Read: 9 Financial Goals Every Woman In Her 30s Should Achieve
4. It’s okay to let go of toxic relationships.
Whether that’s a clingy and possessive boyfriend or overbearing friends who don’t want to listen, remember that there’s no point in holding on to people who suck out the life and energy out of you.
Read: 7 Traits of a Toxic Friend
5. Don't lose focus.
If you need to take a breather, don’t hesitate to take a break and realign your life to the way you want it to be. Go on a much-needed vacay and release all that stress you’re feeling!
Read: How to Make Your Goals More Achievable
6. You shouldn’t feel pressure about marriage.
If you’re already in your 30s (or late 20s) and still single, don’t panic! Marriage is a long-term commitment that requires careful planning and utter dedication, so if you’ve got friends getting engaged left and right, don’t worry, the right guy will come at the right time. Or if he doesn't, so what. Being single is perfectly fine. Don’t get married just because all your friends are getting hitched; being a wife is not the end goal of every woman.
Read: It's Okay That I'm Not Ready to Settle Down at 27
7. Cherish meaningful friendships.
Find friends who listen, who help you grow as a person, and vow to be there for you when things get rough. Once you’re in your 30s, you'll see that the quantity of friends you have is not what’s important but rather, the quality of bond you have with them.
Read: 6 Kinds of Friends You Need to Have In Your Life