20 - 35 years old - Spring
You are young and free, the world is yours and anything is possible.
As a man aged 20 to 35 years old your brain is still developing and you think you are bullet proof. Researchers have identified 25 as the age that the brain is fully functioning, however, there are many late developers in this regard.
Selfishness is a normal trait in 20 to 35 year olds, as their view of the world revolves around self-satisfaction. Enlightenment will arrive between 35 to 60 years old – usually when your own family plays a larger role in your decisions.
You have not quite connected the dots between action and consequences. At this age you will have a 40-second blind spot, this means reacting before engaging the brain, be careful.
Relationships come and go at this stage, it is wise to experience many friendships before diving into marriage this is reflected in the divorce rates.
Thoughts of ageing do not enter your mind and you conceive 40 to be old. Your body is functioning at maximum capacity and energy levels are high.
Responsibilities may start to arrive towards the end of Spring with marriage, house purchases and the possibility of soon having your own children.
- Are your personal values justified or ruling your life and complicating the issue? Have these values been passed down from your father? It is worth revisiting whether these values are having a detrimental effect on how you live your life. Old perceived values may be burdensome and not really relevant today.
- You have not quite connected the dots between action and consequences. At this age you will have a 40 second blind spot, this means reacting before engaging the brain, be careful.
- Relationships come and go at this stage. It is wise to experience many friendships before diving into marriage this is reflected in the divorce rates.
- Lifetime habits are formed during spring. Habits that enhance your wellbeing and give you the best opportunity to enjoy life to the max. You are in the driving seat, you are responsible for your life habits.
- Get active and play team sports. Use your body at this stage as you are in peak condition that will diminish as you age.
- Be aware what food you are feeding your body, choose fruit, vegetables and lean meats. It is okay to have fast food as a treat but it is a trap if that is all you eat.
- Posture is vital for easy breathing and general wellbeing, as mum said "stand up straight or was it sit up straight?" either will pay dividends in your longevity. Include some posture exercises into your daily routine. It can be simple as standing with your back to the wall bringing your arms up to the crucified position.
- Get outside and embrace nature. You need vitamin D from the sun to make your muscles move and for your nerves and immune system to function well.
- Regular GP check up
- Get active
- Limit screen time
- Find your passion
- Consider volunteer work