Everyone remembers the rollercoaster ride that was their 20’s. Full of ups and downs, one can only imagine the great calm and serenity to come in their 30’s.
If that’s what you’re expecting, you’re in for a rude awakening. Your 30’s are possibly one of the best times of your life to start anew. You’ve experienced enough in your 20’s to know what to avoid and what to search for, making you even more ready to accept new challenges in your life.
Your 20’s were all about dreaming and wishing while your 30’s should be about making them happen. There’s no better time to set your life on the right track than your 30’s and the best way to do it is by starting martial arts.
You might be thinking: What? I’m too old to try that! Fortunately for you, we’re here to convince you otherwise. Today, Evolve Daily shares 7 Reasons Why You Should Start Martial Arts In Your 30’s!
1) Because it’s the best time to learn something new.
In your 20’s, you were just starting to find your personality, rebelling against everything your parents expected of you. You were probably cockier too and acted like you knew everything.
But in your 30’s, you’ve more or less settled down and become more independent and confident. Because of this personality you’ve settled into, introducing an activity like martial arts into your life isn’t much of a stretch.
When you’re 30, you’re more likely to be OK with getting your butt kicked during sparring or learning from someone much smaller than you. That’s because finally, you and your ego are on the same wavelength.
2) Because it’s a great way to expand your social circles.
When you were in your 20’s, you pretty much stuck with the same group of friends that you hung out with in college. But in your 30’s, you notice that same group of people have drifted apart. Some of them may have decided to relocate, get into relationships, married or even have kids – everybody’s growing up!
When you practice martial arts, you’ll meet a whole group of people who share the same interests as you do, but come from all walks of life and every career path possible. At Evolve, our student body comprises of CEOs, Managing Directors, doctors, engineers, teachers, nurses, professional athletes, World Champions, PR managers, web developers, designers, and so much more. They say it is harder to make friends as you get older, but it is simply not true in a martial arts academy. Everyone at Evolve will tell you that some of their greatest lifelong friendships were forged in the martial arts academy. These friends will hold a special place in your heart. They’ll cheer you on when you’re competing and try console you when you can’t train. They become your new support group – after all, there’s nothing like pre and post-training bonding sessions to bring people closer together.
3) Because it’s time to see the world in a whole new perspective.
When you start a new hobby in your 30’s, you begin to see the world in a whole new light. Martial arts, especially, will make you discover many things about yourself, inspiring you to unleash the warrior within you and improve yourself mentally, physically, spiritually and emotionally.
While your experiences in your 20’s might have jaded you, martial arts will help you see the world from angles you’ve never expected. Suddenly, the smallest things become a revelation, giving you more appreciation of life in general.
4) Because it’s a great way to get into the best shape of your life.
In your 20’s, getting into shape meant drinking two beers instead of three and not eating white rice for dinner. You probably ate as you pleased, and didn’t think at all about what it was going to do to your body.
In your 30’s however, everything changes. You realize that the weight loss tactics you used in your 20’s aren’t working anymore. Suddenly, you’ve gone up a few sizes in the clothing department and getting back into shape has become a priority.
Martial arts is a great way to get back into shape because it doesn’t even feel like you’re working out. You’re learning new skills while losing weight at the same time – which is a definitely the start of a great journey.
5) Because it’s a chance to unleash your creative side.
Studies show that when you’re in your 30’s, you’re at your most creative. Many scientists and artists have found their breakthroughs in their 30’s, showing that when a seasoned mind sees a problem with fresh eyes, only great things can happen.
When you train martial arts, harnessing your creative side becomes even more essential. The more you progress, the more techniques you need to know and adapt to your style. This creativity may prove to be useful even in your career, encouraging you to think out of the box and come up with new ideas.
6) Because you’re starting to feel the side-effects of your 20’s.
Life in your 20’s was probably more carefree compared to your present life. Now, you find yourself worrying more about your future, insurance, and so much more. Unfortunately, your junk-food-fuelled and anti-exercise habits of yesteryear are catching up with you, and you just feel horrible!
Nothing’s a better pickup than a martial arts class. You’ll get that endorphin rush and a tremendous amount of positivity you probably never expected. You’ll be surrounded by people who uplift you and want to see you get better than you were yesterday – what’s more motivating than that?
7) Because it will help you to unleash your true greatness in life.
Graduating from college and building your career no doubt takes a toll on your stress levels. In your 20’s, it was all about trying to establish yourself and making your mark in the world – and that could have left you with very little time for anything else.
Your 30’s is the decade to conquer your dreams and to create the life of your dreams. Martial arts will give you a huge boost in confidence, courage, mental strength, work ethic, and much more. Martial arts will forge in you an unbreakable warrior spirit and a desire for continual self-improvement mentally, physically, emotionally, and spiritually. In a nutshell, martial arts is one of the greatest platforms to unleash human potential. Think of martial arts as your secret weapon to ignite your life!
The benefits of martial arts are endless and become even more apparent when you reach your 30’s. As you start to appreciate life more, you also begin to accomplish more and more of the goals you only used to dream of in your 20’s. You’ll come across many challenges but you’ll also overcome them eventually – and with the help of martial arts, you’ll develop the right mindset to give you that much needed clarity in this phase of life.