Secrets behind The Art of Adulting; Mistakes to be Avoided
Do you ever find yourself thinking, "this is too dangerous for a kid" and it finally dawns on you that you are not a kid anymore?
Welcome to adulthood!
Long gone are the days where your only concerns are getting good grades and thinking of what to do for Valentine's Day. If there's one definite thing, it's that adulthood is not going to be easy. With adulthood, it comes with lots of freedom, but also with lots of unwanted responsibilities AND the realisation that you have not quite mastered life the way you wanted to yet.
When you can't completely adult, what are your options?
JUST DO IT
If there's anything you wish to do, just do it and discover who you really are. There will always be haters but don't let them be the limit to your success. Overcome these obstacles (which are going to seem prevalent) that distracts you from your goal!
Make the decision that today, you will throw away all feelings of fear or anxiety. You, too, can be one of the extraordinary people with amazing dreams.
TAKE RESPONSIBILITY FOR YOUR OWN LIFE
Whether you are a perfectionist or a realist, living a perfect life without any mistakes is pretty much impossible. As you step into adulthood, it may seem that you are making so many more mistakes than your peers and progressing at a slower rate, but it's normal. It's okay. You live your own life. What's important is that you owe up to your mistakes and make things right. There are no mistakes in life, just lessons.
LEARN TO LOVE YOURSELF
You remember the high metabolism rate you used to have? The 6 packs that used to exist? Nothing last forever. As you grow older, you realise that it's not just your age that is increasing in number, but your waist size too! This is when you need to attempt to have a healthier lifestyle.
I'm not saying to go on a strict diet of just cucumbers and detox juices. Go ahead and enjoy the neighbourhood gems. Try to make it a habit to work out constantly, get your hot body back! Staring at the computer screen all day long can be pretty tedious and mentally straining. Try listening to some music to soothe your mind while you work.
Say yes when you are presented with opportunities, even if it's something out of your comfort zone. If your friend asks you to learn new instruments, just say yes and sign up! You are at the age of many transitions. You have your entire life to work, have some fun here and there. Say yes to some drinks, say yes to meeting new people, say yes to new chapters of your life.
REMEMBER YOUR PARENTS
No matter what happens in life, there's always one constant: your parents. We would think that the life lessons they used to hammer into us were insane but no, we are the insane ones. Pause for a moment and think about when the last time you expressed your appreciation to your parents was. Start spending some time together and think of relaxing activities to do in Singapore or you can even travel overseas together!
Live with no regrets, smile.