​20 Things Every Young Woman in Her
20s Should Know
1. Love and honour your mother.
Learn from her mistakes. It will save
you a lot of headache in your thirties
(30s) and beyond.
2. You are more talented than you’ll
ever know. You don’t need to sleep
with your Boss/ supervisor to get a
promotion at work or better grades at
school. Burn late night candles; put
extra time to study and practice until
you master your skill. Hard work still
pays well and does not kill.
3. Women can build a strong support
network. Don’t let few ladies with
“Pull Her Down” {PHD} syndrome
discourage you from cultivating true
relationship with your female friends.
4. Walk away from deceit. When a
man you meet for the first time
babbles about how much he earns
working for an oil company and how
rich he is, that is a red flag. He is
either a married smooth-talker who
just wants to sleep with you or he is
5. Make your own money. Start small.
Maintain a stable bank account. It will
keep you out of trouble.
6. When you meet your Soul mate,
don’t forget to wear your most
priceless ornament – submission and
humility. But while waiting for him,
don’t cling to any man to rescue you.
Some men these days are also
seeking for who will rescue them.
7. Know your body. Look at yourself in
front of a full-length mirror at least
once a week, naked and after clothed.
Know your body and how it works.
8. Life is a gift. But to revel in it, you
must be ready to put a lot into
nurturing your gifts/talents and skills.
Start early.
9. Teenage ended at 19. Clocking 20
means doing away with childish
behaviour. But it does not mean you
should forget to have fun. You can
catch fun and not be dirty.
10. Learn the basic skills and let
yourself grow – from how to keep
your underwear clean, cook, socialize,
and network to how to drive a car.
11. Don’t do drugs. It kills. Read
books, it fortifies. Dance as often as
you can, it liberates your spirit, soul
and body.
12. Learn to laugh at yourself. It is a
good way to build a healthy self-
13. Eat healthy. Learn to cook for
yourself. Don’t rely on noodles alone.
The cooking skill will be useful in
14. Don’t give up when you fail. Try
again and again. Don’t give up on
education/ learning.
15. Fear of the future. It is a state of
mind you must learn to tame. Don’t
let fear pull the carpet from under
your feet. God has not given us a
spirit of fear but of power, love and a
sound mind.
16. Let go of past hurts. You cannot
move forward if you keep looking
back. Holding on to bitter experiences
and regrets will stale your future.
17. Learn to exhale, love deeply and
be kind to others, especially those of
low estate, and the lowest of low.
18. You are beautiful the way you are.
Don’t compare yourself to others.
19. Partnership builds bridges. Don’t
ever forget that.
20. Prayer is the master key. Have
faith in God and always have the
courage to use your voice wisely.
Dream big today. FEAR simply means
False Evidence Appearing Real. Enjoy
the highs and lows that come with
being in your 20s but don’t be afraid
to grow older. Live life to the fullest
and don’t forget to smile always

Whitney Edna Ibe is the Executive Consultant, Life & Mental Health Coach, and Writer/ Editor at Whitney Edna Ibe Consult (Blog), Flyhiee.com, The Social Talks, Penprofile.com, and Mental Wellness Society International. She is in charge of consultations, services, and implementation.

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