The best thing you can do at age 30 to benefit your life at age 50



When a person reaches thirty,  a very interesting and important period of his life begins. It’s time when the groundwork for your future life lies, it is now to take simple and concrete actions, so you do not regret the wasted time and missed opportunities.

Don’t smoke. If you’ve started stop, immediately.

If you have not started smoking until 30, then in any case don’t start it now. If you already have this addiction, now it’s time to quit. It is hard to imagine a more harmful and stupid habit, which damages the health and shortens your life.

Eat regular meals.
Breakfast being the first and most important meal.
Reduce the sugar and fat you comsume throughout the day.
Lunch should be eaten and your Dinner eaten as early in the evening as possible. Avoid going to bed with a full stomach.
It would be even better to go for a short walk after dinner.

Appreciate your parents and siblings

They are the ones who brought you up. And they also have similar DNA, and they have a lot of wisdom which you can learn from. Not necessarily to follow the way they do things. But you can learn also from their mistakes too. And – when the children leave home, it’s a tough time for parents also. Maybe you can do things to help them. Visiting them more often for instance. Especially if they have few children. Same also for your siblings if you have any.

Don’t lie in the sun without sunblock.

Tan becomes fashionable, then becomes out-of-date. But regardless of this, it remains harmful. If you do not want wrinkles and thin skin from sun damage, bruises from just lightly touching the side of a box and having your skin peel off, never forget the sunscreen.


Keep your weight at a normal level that’s good for your body. Weight does all kinds of bad things for you body.  Thin is healthier.

Save money.

I know this is a boring, trite, and unsexy suggestion, but it’s true.  In your 30s, the average person has a lot of disposable income, some of which can almost always easily be set aside for use later in life.  Plus, building the habit of saving early means you’ll continue it further down the line.

Ordinary life okay 

No need to become a celebrity in your chosen path of life. And there is nothing wrong with an “ordinary” life. If you are a gardener, you don’t have to be a world class gardener or create a garden that people flock from miles around to see.

Don’t delay pursuing your life goals.

Want to buy a house? Have kids? Write a book? Get a second degree or advanced degree? Change your career? Learn to play a new musical instrument? Learn to cook gourmet meals? Try scuba diving? Run for public office? Start a business and be self-employed?

Then start today.


Get your teeth cleaned as often and as regularly as your dentist recommends. Do the daily dental hygiene needed (floss, brush). The longer you keep your own teeth, the happier you will be eating.

Combat your fear.

If you would like to jump with a parachute, to climb a mountain, to participate in competitions or to declare your feelings that girl, now is the moment.

Read at least 10 books a year.

Not much? It’s enough for starting, you should choose the right books. And then, maybe the number of the books red will increase.


Ask questions. Learn about anything that interests you. Seek new experiences. Ask why. And then share your learnings, your ahas, your answers with others … not as “the” answer but just as what you’ve observed, the patterns you’ve recognized.

Start meditating. 
The list of benefits is endless, it only costs you a small amount of time a day, the change in your life and the people you love will be amazing. And compared to ten years ago, there are long lists of scientific studies to back it up.

Find your path

And – to find out what is the right path for you. Others may have different paths – that doesn’t mean they are right and you are wrong or vice versa. We all need different paths in our lives. For some your path may be setting up a business, the next Virgin Galactica. For others may be studying, and proving new results in maths or science, or scientific experiments.

Keep a diary.

If you have not already started, now it’s the time. With every year, the more memories will be erased from memory, so try to fix them on paper.


And what useful qualities, habits, goals would you advise the 30-years-old?