Common Adulting Mistakes & How To Avoid Them
If you’re the type who loves watching chick flicks and coming of age movies – the thought of living independently and living life on your own terms is exciting. Truth be told – you have every reason to be : no more curfew, coming home to a place you can call your own and so on.
For a lot of people, the whole adulting thing can be a walk in the park – Jurassic park, that is. But it doesn’t have to be, especially when you have a guide such as this to help you get past the minor but very common problems most people like you are faced with. Here’s a list of the most common adulting mistakes and how to avoid them :
Delaying “Menial” Tasks Like Cleaning Your Room
The fun part of having a place of your own is designating spaces the way you want to. The not-so-fun part? having the maintain the place by yourself. No, your clothes nor your dishes won’t clean themselves and you have to do it by yourself. Putting off these tasks would eventually add up and become even harder tasks to accomplish. Make it a habit to clean up after yourself so the mess doesn’t add up. Every now and then, invest in cleaning services you can book through online apps to help you get the tougher jobs done.
This is a common mistake especially for people who’ve just moved out : buying everything you see because they feel like it’ll make their lives easier. Overspending at the grocery on “snacks for baon” or canned goods for the rainy days with the sincere intent of saving but ending up having too much stuff in stock. Aside from it causing clutter, it’s also a waste of money. Purchase only what you can consume and what you need. In the long run, you’ll realize you couldn’t really finish 3 loaves of bread in one week and that you don’t really need 20 food containers all at once.
Not Paying Attention To Your Electricity Consumption
Without your parents, older siblings or whoever reminding you to conserve energy, it’s sounds like a great idea to keep the air conditioner turned on all day. Until you know, the bill arrives. Unplug your stuff when you’re not using them, turn the lights off when not in use and make sure to double check everything whenever you’re heading out. Being mindful of your electric consumption won’t just allow you to save up on a few extra hundreds – it’s also one of the small things you can do for the environment.
Not Having A Basic Emergency Kit
No matter how energetic or enthusiastic you are, it happens to the best of us : we’re invincible and we will get sick. It pays to have basic meds ready for when you’re feeling a little under the weather – like, say, a minor tummy ache or a common flu. On the other hand, know how to listen to what your body is telling you and when the discomfort or pain has become too much or a little too often – get yourself checked.
Running Out Of Clean Clothes
This is probably every busy person’s nightmare : waking up a little later than expected, rushing to take a shower and realizing you’ve run out of clean clothes (or underwear). Yikes! This is probably the most basic advice in this list : always have back ups and back up-back ups. It wouldn’t hurt to always have some detergent and a blower ready, too in case push comes to shove.
Spending All Your Money The Minute You Get Paid
AAAHH, YESS, FREEDOM. The first taste of your hard earned cold cash. We’re firm believers that you deserve to treat yourself every so often but it’s important to keep your spending in check too! Always pay your bills (or debts, if you have any) first, set aside for savings and maximize whatever is left. Believe us, you’ll thank yourself for it in the long run.
You got this!