I’m 28 which is well into the late twenties bracket, which apparently makes me a grown up. Sometimes I feel like an adult, but more like a cat adult than a human adult. I’m capable of doing my own thing and looking after myself to an extent, but I probably still need an owner to oversee the process. I mention my concerns to a friend recently about my inability to be a human adult and her response was really interesting, apparently she thinks I’m adulting all over the place and pointed out I’m often the one my friends call for help. Which is true, I got two separate requests this weekend for grown up things, one of those being a screwdriver which I have many of in my toolbox. Having a well stocked tool box is apparently a good indicator of my adultness, and cats definitely can’t use tools, so maybe I’m a human grown up after all.
Now I’m feeling proud of my excellent grown up skills I thought I’d share some of my 20 Secrets of Adulthood – I’m by no means an expert, but I wanted to share what I’ve learnt and borrowed on my quest of becoming a grown up.
- If you can’t find something, it’s time to tidy up.
- Turning it off and one again really does help sometimes.
- Don’t let FOMO mean you go to everything but are present at nothing.
- Do the little things, they add up to the big things.
- If you are too tired to do anything other than mindlessly scroll or zone out in front of the telly, just go to sleep.
- Enjoy the process, but don’t pin all your happiness on the outcome.
- Buy a few good tools, learn how to use them.
- People come in packages, accept the whole package.
- Take your make-up off before bed, every night. Even when you are very tired and have had too much wine.
- Eat breakfast. Everyday.
- What you say about yourself to yourself is more important than what other people say about you.
- Being busy and productive are not the same thing.
- What you do everyday matters more than what you do some of the time.
- Always bring an umbrella.
- If the job takes less than 30 seconds do it now, don’t save it until later.
- If you are going to demand a lot from yourself, you need to give a lot to yourself. The same goes for other people.
- Always have batteries in your smoke alarm. Test them regularly.
- Tea can fix many problems.
- Don’t believe everything you think.
- People’s reactions say more about them than they do you. It probably isn’t personal.
What do you think of the list? Any you would add?