Adult-ish

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Lately, I have been congratulating myself on any task that I complete that I would normally make an adult do. Sounds silly, but since moving I have done a lot of things on my own that I have never had to do before. Since moving into my apartment, I have been struggling to get WiFi because of the previous renter and then the more simple things like cooking dinner and keeping the apartment clean. When I leave something out on the counter, I don’t have someone else behind me to clean it up. This is the year for personal growth because I really will not have other people to take care of me. I am living alone for the first time in my life and it is scary and exciting at the same time.

I have always been someone who craves structure and I need to be organized. By implementing small changes in my day, I feel like I have more control in the way my day is headed. I don’t have someone behind me to fix my mistakes or to have dinner waiting for me when I get back to the apartment. Adulting – especially without a roommate – is exhausting. However, instead of it being a bit daunting, I am taking on the challenge to succeed at being an adult.

I carry my planner with me everywhere and it is filled with to do lists on post its

Have a to do list for every single day, for the week and what you want to do on the weekend

Now that I am back at a desk job, I finally had the time to delete 10,000 emails in my personal email. Spend your lunch break taking advantage of the unsubscribe feature, trust me, you’ll thank yourself later

Create a bedtime and a wake-up time – and stick to it! My rule is to be in bed before 11pm and I sleep with my blinds open, so I start waking up around 6am

Wash your face and do a face mask every single night – just do it

Moisturize, moisturize and umm moisturize! You should use a moisturizer on your face every night and day, but lately, I have been really good at putting body lotion on as well. It’s a good habit to get used to doing

Take advantage of the autopay feature when it comes to bills. I am the type of person who never knows what day of the week it is, and with this handy feature I don’t have to worry about forgetting about a bill

Get a credit card if you don’t already. I know adults have told you they are horrible your whole life, but if you are responsible with them, you can build a strong credit score. I suggest the American Express Blue Cash Back Rewards Card. I use it for every purchase and then pay it off at the end of each week or have it enrolled in autopay

Have a work bag and a daily bag – one of the first things I did when I first started working was designating my Coach tote bag as my work bag and I have another cross body bag that is tiny and can be used for running errands, going out, etc. In the morning, I don’t have to worry about what is in what bag and if I need to switch bags, I just need to grab my wallet. 

Have an organized closet – honestly have an organized everything at this stage in your life. I have plenty of blog posts in my archives that explore this topic more. 

Go food shopping and actually buy food for the week that you can make real meals with. And get chips and salsa because it is cheaper to snack at home than going out to grab food when you are hungry

Always have more money in your savings account than your checking

Wake up 30 minutes earlier than you usually do until your body adjusts to the new wake up time

Get into bed 30 minutes earlier than you normally do

Work out or go on a walk every single day

Set up all your bills for auto-pay so you never have to miss a payment

Go through all of your emails and delete what you don’t need and use that unsubscribe button

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