Three Things You Never Knew About Being An Adult

When you’re a little kid, all you really want is to grow up and become an adult. You think that when you’re a grown up, your life will be perfect. There won’t be any more pesky rules or anyone setting a bedtime for you or telling you not to eat too much cake – instead you’ll be making the rules for yourself! Here are three things that you’ll have to do as an adult…

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Learning To Negotiate Relationships

One thing you become more and more aware of as the years go by is that nothing will ever be handed to you on a plate. You need to ask for what you want, whether that’s professionally or personally. At work, you need to be aware of what you’re worth and make sure that you negotiate pay that’s based on that, rather than putting yourself down. A lot of us feel as though we aren’t good enough – have you ever heard of Imposter Syndrome? It’s easy to make your way through life feeling as though you’re faking it, but the truth is that there are a lot of adults out there who feel the exact same way. Learn to be more assertive and to be your own advocate in everyday life and you’ll instantly do better at everything.

Accepting More Responsibility

Being an adult isn’t all about having a carefree life, as much as that sounds pleasant! You need to work in order to pay your rent and bills, you need to carve out time in your busy schedule to let your friends know you care by spending time with them, and you also may have to take a little extra care to make sure that any of your ageing relatives are doing well – we have an ageing population, so this is something that’s affecting a lot of families. If your mom and dad are a little stressed out at having to look after your grandparents, then why not try to help out? Take your grandma to the doctor and find the best aged care pharmacy nearby, and do your best to attend any family occasions. Trust me – you won’t regret it.

Having To Choose A Healthy Lifestyle


When you’re little, all you really want is to have complete control over your life. That sort of complete control never really materialises – you have to go to work and pay your bills, but more to the point you start to realise that life is actually more like a string of compromises. When you live by yourself, you don’t have your mom around telling you to turn the TV off and go to bed, so if you want, you could definitely stay up until three AM every night watching reruns of Project Runway. But you soon start to learn that in order to do well in your life, you need to start making healthy decisions, like eating well (put plenty of leafy greens and protein into your diet!) and exercising and getting at least seven hours of sleep every night. The realisation that actually eating an entire chocolate cake for dinner probably isn’t a good idea? That’s when you’ve finally achieved peak adulthood. Congratulations!

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