2. Get yourself a bank account
You needn’t share a bank account with either of your parents anymore, you can have one all on your own. If you earn some money by doing odd jobs, put it all in here. Ask for a zero balance account, as at this stage to have one with minimum balance might topple things for you a bit.
Take things slowly. Steer clear of credit cards as it would be detrimental to your savings habit. And yes, remember to set up a UPI account.
3. Mark your national identity
As a young Indian citizen, you need to have essential documents to prove your identity for various purposes, going forward. So, why not be prepared for it? Enroll yourself for a Voter Card, PAN, Aadhar card and a Passport.
4. Take care of your body
How you treat your body now decides the quality of your life in the later years. Apart from hitting the gym or doing some kind of cardio exercises, you can also swim, dance or go cycling or hiking. These strenuous exercises will build you a strong heart and increase your longevity and quality of life.
5. Do not neglect mental health
A WHO study reported that nearly 5 crore people in India suffer from mental health issues. Alarming as that statistic might seem, it is rarely spoken about as compared to other diseases. If you suffer from depression, seek help immediately and let nobody discourage you.
6. Have yourself checked out by medical specialists
You needn’t go to a doctor only when something’s decidedly wrong with you, physically or mentally. But you can go to make sure all is well with you. So, get into a routine of seeing a medical specialist about twice a year. This way, if something is wrong inside you, you can catch it well in time.
7. Learn basic computer use
Computers are everywhere. You’ve got to know how to use them, and it is no longer optional. Excel in MS Word, Excel and learn to troubleshoot your computer. Also learn how to use the Internet securely and always use strong passwords for your online accounts.