Advice for Women Turning 30

To some, turning 30 might not be a big deal at all; “it’s just an arbitrary number”, they would tell you. However, you know how you only used to hear about someone turning thirty and having a major meltdown because of it? It’s not only a thing that happens in the movies. It can happen to you, especially as a woman. Many women tend to freak out at the thought of getting old, much like many do at the idea of them gaining weight. What is worse is while you can lose weight again, you can never turn back time and be magically 21 again, unless you happen to stumble upon the Fountain of Youth. Yet, those who have gone through their 30th birthdays would tell you it’s not something you should be terrified about and that there’s not a lot of changes just because your age starts with a 3 rather than a 2. So we have gathered for the best advice for women turning 30 because you can be sexier, more successful, and happier at 30!

  1. Don’t stress yourself about it.

Stop comparing yourself to others. You are probably thinking about those who made it big before even reaching the age of 30. Well, don’t beat yourself up too much over it. We work with our different pacing.

The chance to be successful does not leave you once you turn 30. Think again of our favorite author JK Rowling who published the first Harry Potter book at 31 and the star of the series’ film adaptation Alan Rickman who got his first film at 48. There’s also Vera Wang, now known for one of the most premium clothing line, who only entered the fashion design industry at the age of 40. So don’t think of turning 30 as the end of the world.

  1. Don’t be afraid to enjoy your sexual prime.

Older women have increased sex drive. We know that’s true given Alfred Kinsey’s research. On top of that, you are definitely better at basically everything, including in bed, given your years of experience in the past. So go ahead; have fun, explore, and make the most of every year of your sexy thirties!

  1. If single, don’t feel pressure and rush yourself into marriage.

Don’t settle with someone just to get it over with. Marriage is no joke, and you’re not really going to get the marriage and family life of your dreams if you are not with someone you love and truly want to be with.

Don’t turn your dates into job interviews. This is the tendency when you go husband-hunting. Stop trying to figure out men want to hear from you. Just keep it natural and be yourself, and the right guy will love you for who you truly are.

  1. Likewise, don’t rush into having kids.

Wait for the right partner before having kids. Searching for the right guy and babymaking can be more difficult when you are always anxious about them. Be kind to yourself and love yourself first.

Learn to relax. Sometimes, you have to let time take its course. Forcing it to the direction you want sometimes leads you further from your goal. You’re only 30 and your eggs are far from withering; while time flies, a lot can happen in a span of 10 years.

Advice for Women Turning 30

  1. It’s not too late to do start doing what you want.

Being 30 does not man you should have your whole life figured out. On contrary, your thirties can be a good time to explore and experiment, but more carefully this time, using your knowledge and the lessons you’ve learned for the past 30 years. After all, this is the time when you are independent and can most likely pay for the things you could not when you were in your 20’s.

  1. Don’t let the past pull you down.

Turn your past experience to life lessons, not baggages to carry. Learn from your mistakes and see your failures as a chance to prove your strength and perseverance. Remember, all of us have our own regrets. Everyone’s too busy worrying about their own past and problems to have the time to judge you for your past, so give yourself a break.

Learn to be kind to yourself. Don’t beat yourself too much for your shortcomings in the past; it’s enough that you already went through it before.

  1. Take better care of your body and your health in general.

Do workout routines at least once a week. Many people have no idea how this can keep you strong, healthy, and young-looking even when you are past 30, 40, and up! Other than that, your metabolism rate decreases as you get older. So if you want to maintain your weight, go and exercise.

Drink a lot of water and sleep enough. Just check out this TED video in case you’re wondering what lack of sleep does to people (irritability,

Keep your skin healthy. Admittedly, getting wrinkles is one of the downsides in getting older, but there’s no point sulking about something inevitable like aging. So instead, focus your attention on ways to keep your body healthy and avoid wrinkles. Follow a proper diet and eat a lot of fruits and vegetables. Exercise regularly. Find the perfect lotion and cream to put on your body and your face. Protect your skin from heat exposure by putting on a sunscreen lotion (the higher the SPF, the better) before going out.

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Anna Haotanto is the Advisor (former CEO) of The New Savvy. She is currently the COO of ABZD Capital and the CMO of Gourmet Food Holdings, an investment firm focusing on opportunities in the global F&B industry. She is part of the founding committee of the Singapore FinTech Association and heads the Women In FinTech and Partnership Committee. Anna is the President of the Singapore Management University Women Alumni. Anna invests and sits on the board of a few startups. Anna is also part of the Singapore Chinese Chamber of Commerce & Industry Career Women’s Group executive committee. Anna’s story is featured on Millionaire Minds on Channel NewsAsia. She hosts TV shows and events, namely for Channel NewsAsia’s “The Millennial Investor” and “Challenge Tomorrow”, a FinTech documentary. Anna was awarded “Her Times Youth Award” at the Rising50 Women Empowerment Gala, organised by the Indonesian Embassy of Singapore. The award was presented by His Excellency Ngurah Swajaya. She was also awarded Founder of the Year for ASEAN Rice Bowl Startup Awards. She was also awarded the Women Empowerment Award by the Asian Business & Social Forum. Anna has been awarded LinkedIn Power Profiles for founders (2018, 2017), Tatler Gen T, The Peak’s Trailblazers under 40 and a nominee for the Women of The Future award by Aviva


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