Ace Your Adulting Skills by These Simple Life Hacks
‘Adulting’ is a term that has recently come up in the lingo of Millennials. Urban Dictionary defines “adulting” as “to do grown up things and hold responsibilities such as a 9-5 job, a mortgage/rent, a car payment, or anything else that makes one think of grown ups.” In the past year, the term “adulting” has increased in usage by 700 percent on Twitter. Technically the phrase made the word ‘adult’, which is a noun, into a state-of-being verb (also called a gerund) which we now know as ‘adulting’! These days, we see many millennials complain about having more and more responsibilities, but we have just the tips for you! Get to know our adulting life hacks to help you ease into that more responsible and more organized lifestyle to ace adulting!
Five Tips To Be An Adulting Zen Master
1. Plan Your Day
This may seem like a very basic tip but the art of planning ahead has been lost in recent years. In an age of lightning-fast smartphones and the ease of the internet, we have become reactive and not proactive. Create a list of things-to-do in a day. Prioritize major tasks such as work, finance, family, and health. Do this and you’ll be surprised at how much you can accomplish in a day!
2. Avoid Spending Too Much Time Scrolling on Social Media
Without knowing it, you may have fallen into the “social media trap”. This is when you open up a social media app like Facebook and Instagram just to check on your feed a bit. But then you realize than you’ve been scrolling for almost two hours already! It’s fun to get to know what happens in and around the life of your friends, but don’t forget that you have your own life to handle, so go go go!
3. Minimize the Little Things
Our lives may be choking with all the ‘little things’ that we do. Every now and then we buy a new shirt, a pair of pants, some scarves or hankies then we realize that we spent too much already. A Netflix show here, a YouTube video there, and you wonder where all the hours have gone! Some chips every now and then, an order of large fries every so often, and you get surprised with the weight you’ve gained! Be careful of how the little things add up. Trim those cravings and make the most of your time and resources! Check out 10 Pet Peeves of Toys and Comics Collectors for more ways to be organized!
4. Start Making The Big Decisions
Is there a huge job offer that you’ve been considering for a while now but haven’t taken because it’s far? Is there an investment possibility that is available but you’re hesitant to try? Is there an opportunity for you to take that relationship to a deeper commitment level but are afraid to make the next step? These are the big, adult decisions that could literally change your life. But leaving your comfort zone may be a bit scary. Take a deep breath and make that big decision that may be your portal to a bigger and better life ahead.
5. Turn ‘Adulting’ into Adult
Lastly, let’s minimize the phrase ‘adulting’ and get on to the real world of being an adult. Adulting makes it seem that we’re trying to be an adult without actually having to be one. Square your shoulders and move on up and take the horns of the world as a legitimate adult!
Cosmo has this to say about Adulting:
“Adulting” is a terrible fake word (that you will not find in the actual dictionary, for the record) that everyone should stop using. “Adulting” implies that being an adult is not a necessary part of growing up, but rather a life choice you’re hesitant to fully buy into. It’s a singularly Millennial — especially female, at that — immaturity that reduces being a grown-up to a hobby. If nothing else you do makes you seem like a stereotypical Millennial living in an entitled fantasy land where actually growing up is, like your hobbies, optional, saying “adulting” is sure to do just that.
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