The age of 25 is a crossroad for many — you’re a quarter of a century old! You’re still having fun, but you’re also focusing on your career. If you can accomplish these five things by the time you’re 25, you’re well on your way to maintaining your emotional and mental health.

Walk On By

Being stressed out over a rocky relationship? Tired of being confronted about issues at work? Simply walk away for your problems for a moment. Building up stress can lead to you unintentionally going off on the wrong people. Having a cooler head will help you take on situations more easily.

That’s What Friends Are For

Back in school, it was nearly impossible to not make several friends. You’ll start to realize as you get older it becomes difficult to make friends. People are busy doing their own thing, and their number of friends will diminish for it. Making a new friend is very important in this day and age.

Keeping It Silent

It’s hard to not complain about everything going on in this world. For one day a week, try to not complain. It doesn’t matter if your boss is giving you trouble or if your car got busted. When you stop complaining, the negativity that clouds your world will dramatically decrease.

She Works Hard For The Money

You’ve worked in a spot for a number of years and believe you deserve better. Asking for a raise is one of the hardest things to do. For women, it’s a bit more difficult. In today’s world, it’s time to shake that fear and ask to be compensated properly for your work.

For A Rainy Day

When it comes to spending money, it can be a complete disaster. One impulse purchase can have you scrambling for every penny. Make sure to have a budget in order to save a little money each month. After a while, you’ll notice that your savings have grown very nicely.