Do you struggle with adulting? Do you find yourself failing hard at getting your sh*t together on a regular basis? It is I, a fellow failing adult, here to bring you advice for cleaning your life up, one step at a time!
Ugh, exercising sucks. I am not an athletic person, but putting in the smallest effort to build an exercise routine now will be much easier than when you’re 40 and have 2 kids. Plus, you’re much more likely to stick with the habits you build now.
Stop drinking like you did in college.
Seriously, stop. Your body can’t take that abuse forever, and neither can your wallet. (If you find you are unable to reduce your drinking, please consider speaking with an addiction counselor.)
Stop sleeping until noon
How much harder is it to get up at 6AM on Monday when you slept until noon on Sunday? I’m not saying you should get up at 6 every day, but it’s good to get your day started in the AM.
Eating McDonald’s 5 nights a week might be easy on the wallet, but your metabolism will not stay strong forever. The eating habits you form now will follow you for the rest of your life. There are tons of easy recipes that are cheaper and healthier than eating fast food or takeout all the time.
Pay your bills on time
I have this bad habit of leaving unopened mail on my coffee table. My rent, car insurance, etc are all paid automatically, so most of my mail is junk. Unfortunately, my annual car tax ended up in The Pile. My state sends it out 3 months early, I believe, and I ended up paying fees because I paid it a few weeks late. It’s not that I didn’t know about it, it’s not that I didn’t have the money, I just forgot. Don’t do this, y’all. It’s completely avoidable.
Stick to a budget
You’ll never be able to afford to travel or buy a new car or start your own business or pay for your wedding; whatever you want in life you have to save money to do it. You can’t save money if you don’t know where you’re spending it. Build and stick to a monthly budget! Figure out what your expenses are and
Drop your toxic friends
Drop ‘em. You don’t need the negativity, you don’t need the stress, you don’t need them wasting your damn time. Drop, drop, drop.
Try new things
Have new experiences; try a new hobby, travel, learn to play an instrument or sport, meet new people, or become active in your community. Does your community have a community center? Take a weekly pottery class! Are you passionate about minority rights, veterans, refugees, or human trafficking? Find activist groups in your community!
You’ll be happier and more productive if you get your house/apartment all neat and tidy. Say goodbye to messy cabinets and hello to your new, beautiful, organized life.
Meet new people, learn new things, become a more worldly person. I can’t stress enough how important it is to travel in your twenties. It will shape who you are and how you view the world. You’ll meet so many different people from so many different places who think differently than you do, who experience the world differently than you do.
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Sleep image: https://thedailytripblog.wordpress.com/2013/06/12/insomnia-smoke-alarm-chinese-water-torture/
Bills image: http://www.healthreviser.com/content/environment-changes-manage-your-stress
Budget image: http://ww2.cfo.com/budgeting/2016/08/special-report-budgeting-plannings-changing-world/