Young girl holding her head like she has a headache

As we go through life, we all have different experiences and work toward different goals. However, there are a lot of shared experiences we have during certain stages in life. For many, reaching your 30s is a significant milestone for stability and growth. As we continue through life, some of our positive experiences start to fade away. We start to miss what we had when we were in our 30s. Here are 13 things people commonly miss about being in their 30s.

1. A Decade of No Worries

Young man gesturing that he doesn't care
Image Credit: Patramansky Oleg via Shutterstock.

Before turning 30, you’re often worried about what people think of you. By age 30, you start to care less about people’s thoughts and live a carefree life. Yet, as you leave your 30s, worries about your health, family, and the future creep in all too quickly.

2. Time Seems so Short

Woman journaling and manifesting
Image Credit: SDI Productions and Getty Images Signature/Canva Pro.

At 30, you’re in the prime of your life. Your goals and aspirations start to manifest themselves. But as you leave this blissful decade, time begins to feel like it’s quickly slipping through your fingers.

3. The Feeling of Success

Woman standing in a field with her arms up looking happy
Image Credit: PKpix via Shutterstock.

In this stage of your life, you’ve worked hard in your career to achieve the goals you’ve set for yourself. You may have built a family and are starting to reap the benefits of your hard work. Once you’ve gained those successes, it can leave you feeling empty and wondering what’s next.

4. Having All the Energy

Parents pushing kid fast in a shopping cart
Image Credit: IndianFaces via Shutterstock.

During your 30s, you probably had lots of energy to manage work, kids, and hobbies. Unfortunatley, as time progresses, that energy slowly starts to dwindle.

5. Healthy Knees

Young women walking on a sidewalk with reusable water bottles
Image Credit: Pixel-Shot via Shutterstock.

In your 30s, most people can walk and hike for hours with no issues. As you age, your knees may begin to deteriorate. You may find yourself missing being able to take long walks, but at some point, your body won’t be able to put forth the same amount of effort it used to.

6. Eating it All

Woman eating a burger in her car
Image Credit: RossHelen via Shutterstock.

When you are in your 30s, most people can eat whatever they want. Feel like spicy food? Go for it! Want that piece of cake? Enjoy! As you start to age out of your 30s, you’ll notice your metabolism starting to slow down, and you’ll likely need to be more selective about what you eat.

7. Grooming Routines

Aesthetician performing a facial on her client
Image Credit: Studio Romantic via Shutterstock.

For some people in their 30s, their grooming routines were much more manageable. As you age, you’ll find yourself adding in extra steps like trimming your nose hairs, eyebrow hairs, or plucking chin hairs.

8. Surviving on Lack of Sleep

New dad yawning while holding infant
Image Credit: In The Light Photography via Shutterstock.

When you are in your 30s, some start their families and have children. When a new baby is in the house, sleep becomes a rare commodity. Survival is hard, but you get through it. Not getting a whole night’s sleep because of pain or tossing and turning can be extremely hard as you age.

9. It’s All About the Kids

Mom playing on the floor with her kids
Image Credit: Evgeny Atamanenko via Shutterstock.

When you are in your 30s, your kids are still living at home with you, and your entire life revolves around them. As you are older and they move out on their own you may love having your house to yourself or you may feel lonely without them.

10. Healing Injuries

Person walking with a hurt leg
Image Credit: lzf via Shutterstock.

Your body is much more able to heal itself from injuries in your 30s. And while you may be able to do so after you’re out of your 30s as well, over time it will like be more and more difficult.

11. Luscious Hair

Woman walking down the street with a purse and a jacket on her shoulders
Image Credit: Maria Markevich via Shutterstock.

For most people, having a head full of beautiful, luscious hair is common in your 30s, but hair thinning and loss is a big problem for many men and women as we age.

12. Constant Body Aches

Man holding his red ankle like it's in pain
Image Credit: 220 Selfmade studio via Shutterstock.

When you wake up in your 30s, you may be able to roll out of bed easily with no issues. As time passes, things slowly ache, and in some cases may even need to have a side of ibuprofen with your morning coffee.

13. Family Matters

Family sitting on the couch watching a movie togetherr
Image Credit: serezniy via Deposit Photos.

When in your 30s, your family is together doing things all the time. Whether it’s your daily routines, going to the park, or seeing a show. Sadly, as you age, your family may slowly drift apart as everyone discovers their own interests and hobbies.

10 Obvious Warning Signs Someone Only Thinks About Themself

Selfish young woman pointing to herself with blue background
Image Credit: Khosro via Shutterstock.

It’s a hard truth that we can only trust some people we meet. Unfortunately, some only really have their own interests at heart. One person asks on a popular online forum, what is a sign that someone is selfish? Here are the top responses shared.

10 Obvious Warning Signs Someone Only Thinks About Themself

15 Lies Society Tells People That They Need To Stop Believing

Woman with glasses and pearls yelling and putting her fingers in her ears
Image Credit: Stokkete via Shutterstock.

Ever heard someone say something and think, “Do you really believe this?” Sometimes, there are rules in place that are supposed to support and help you, but you can’t help thinking, “Is it really helping me?”

15 Lies Society Tells People That They Need To Stop Believing

10 Things People Have Done To Create a Better Version of Themself

Young woman looking at a laptop wearing headphones
Image Credit: fizkes via Shutterstock.

Sometimes it can be hard to know what next step you can take to best further your personal growth. One person asked on a popular online forum if others would share what things they either changed or started to do that helped them become better versions of themselves. Here are some of the best answers.

10 Things People Have Done To Create a Better Version of Themself

10 Things Millenials Love That Women Refuse To Get Into

Young woman giving two thumbs down with a purple background
Image Credit: Mix and Match Studio via Shutterstock.

There are some things that get so popular in society it feels as though everyone is partaking. And, of course, social media spreads awareness so quickly it can feel like you’re the only one who doesn’t like the newest craze, viral product, or TV show.

10 Things Millennials Love That Most Women Refuse To Get Into

10 “Kid Things” That Adults Admit They Still Love

Woman making a funny face with a bright green background
Image Credit: pathdoc via Shutterstock.

When we are young, often all we are focused on is how things will be when we are older, on the freedom and coolness of being an adult. But as adults, we can look back on the years of our childhood with a better appreciation for how much fun kids have.

10 “Kid Things” That Adults Admit They Still Love

Similar Posts