10 Things You Should Do Before Turning 25

There are so many things to do out there in the world: traveling, reading, exploring new restaurants and more. Here's a list of things you should do before you hit 25.

1. Find a way to wake up in the morning.

Waking up in the morning is rough, especially if you were up late the night before. Waking up is so much easier if you find a way to do it that you don't hate. Maybe try out a new alarm clock, a ring tone that doesn't make you want to throw your phone across the room, or just training your body clock to wake you naturally (just make sure it's trained well and that you sleep in during the week!).

2. Learn to cook three go-to meals.

Having three meals that you know how to cook by heart will be incredibly helpful for you. Once you have those three meals down you can start getting experimental and changing up the recipes a bit.

3. Go to the movies alone.

It might be slightly weird at first, and maybe you'll feel just a little awkward, but it's the best way to see a movie. There's a little bit of self-reflection and you get to enjoy a movie you've been excited about without the interruption of friends. Just sit back, relax, and enjoy your movie. 

4. Travel to another country.

Visit another country different from where you're from and what you're used to. Explore a new culture, gain different experiences, and just have fun. Some of the best memories you'll have will be trying something new, and gaining a different perspective of the world.

5. Visit another state or town you've never been to before. 

There are so many different aspects about each state that visiting one you've never been to before will be an experience. Go for a weekend and just explore.

6. Treat your family to dinner.

It's only fair to give back to your parents after they have fed you for the last 22 years (because we all know you hit them up while at college asking for pizza money). Take them out and show them that you appreciate all they have done for you. Maybe even make it a surprise dinner. 

7. Ask for a pay raise.

This is literally the most awkward thing to do. You obviously deserve it but how do you go about convincing you boss that you do to?

8. Learn something new.

Maybe you want to learn a new language, how to play an instrument, how to paint, or even information about astronomy. There are so many apps and online options to learn almost anything. Having a new skill could help you meet different people and just expands your knowledge in general. 

9. Find a type of exercise you enjoy.

Exercising isn't fun for everyone. Find a go to form of exercise will be helpful, especially as you get older. No one is expecting you to run a marathon or lift 400 lbs (unless you want to of course), but just find something you enjoy doing (like yoga or running).

10. Donate your clothes to charity.

Be honest. Are you ever going to wear that blue dress ever again? More than likely not. Donate your clothes to charity so others can benefit from you're amazing fashion sense. Go through all your clothes, find all the clothes you don't wear anymore or haven't worn in a while, and donate them.