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Only YOU Can Guide Yourself through Adulthood

Only YOU Can Guide Yourself through Adulthood

Whether you have been a member of the full-fledged adult society for a while now, or whether you are just leaving your teens and entering it, it’s imperative that you know how to deal with it. And the only way to deal with adulthood is by dealing with it yourself. As an adult, nobody is there to protect you and assist you like there was when you were a child. Nobody is going to do things for you. Nobody is going to pay for things for you. As an adult, it’s down to you to do things for yourself.



As an adult, it’s up to you to seek the standard of health that you deserve. And to do this, you need to take the matter of your health into your own hands. In the developed world there is no excuse not to have your health issues and woes tended to by a healthcare professional. So, don’t shirk on getting any insurances you need to receive such attention! And don’t shirk on having a health check from time to time either. Yes, as a citizen of the world you have a right to health. However, it’s down to you to claim this right.

Get a health checkup


Also in relation to your health, you should always know where you can receive emergency treatment on any ailments you have. If you don’t, then you make yourself liable to falling victim to not receiving necessary treatment when it is needed urgently in the future. And this doesn’t mean just knowing where your local doctor’s surgery, hospital or walk in centre is either. No, health issues aren’t just localised to one specific area of your body. You should also know where your local walk in dental emergency locations are too. By doing so your take your oral health into your hands — specifically, you take the prevention of oral plights taking their toll on you into your own hands.



But guiding yourself through adulthood is not just about ensuring you look after your health. No, it’s about finding a balance in your life too. Yes, you need to work and provide for both you and your family. But you also need some ‘me time’ too. This sort of time to yourself is key if you want to treat yourself to true happiness, and that’s what you want to do, right? As an adult you will be pulled in all sorts of directions by different people. Your boss will pull you to work. Your other half will pull you spend time with them. So will your kids. So will your friends. And because you are being pulled in all these different directions, it’s down to you to balance them and nobody else. Once you do balance them, you will find the key to inner peace.

Get some ‘me time’


In adulthood nobody is going to live your life for you — it’s down to you to do that. So, whether you deem yourself ‘adult’ enough to be an adult or not, you simply have to be one. And, simply, YOU have to deal with it.


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Let’s Get Adulting! Five Things You Must Invest In

Let’s Get Adulting! Five Things You Must Invest In

Time is ticking on and at some point we’ll all have to admit that we’re – gasp! – real live adults. As you grow up, your priorities tend to change – you decide that staying out until 4am every Friday night isn’t your idea of how to have a good time any more, and you also decide that the sort of moody bad boy who always used to win your heart really isn’t worth your energy. The rest of your life starts to change too as your finances change and you decide what you should be spending money on these days. Here are five things that you should start to invest in as you get older…


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Noticing fine lines around your eyes? Aren’t we all? It feels disastrous but at the same time they’re a little bit like war wounds: we’re proud of them because they demonstrate that we’ve grown up over the years it’s taken to get those fine lines, and that we’ve become wiser as well as older. That doesn’t mean that we aren’t going to moisturise the heck out of them until they start to fade. Make sure that you keep your skin hydrated with a good quality moisturiser – you want it to glow, after all – and wear night cream and eye cream every night.

Staple Clothing Items

Boots, bags, jeans and jackets: those are the clothes items that you need to start investing in because once you find the perfect ones, believe me – you’re going to want them to last forever. Choose great quality materials like buttery leather and well-sewn thick denim with a little stretch in it so that you can stay comfortable.


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If you’re starting to outgrow your Ikea phase it’s time to invest in furniture that doesn’t come in flatpacks and require you to ask your friend’s boyfriend to come over with his screwdriver to put it all together for you. Start picking out items from Plum Goose or other sites that tempt you – add some beauty and style to your home, and pick furniture that will last the test of time.

Your Friends

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Your most important commodity is time, so you should spend it on what matters most to you, which should of course be people. Maintaining your friendships as you get older requires much more time and work than it did when you were at school, so it’s crucial that you overcome that end of the week tiredness to peel yourself out of bed and meet your best friend on Saturday morning for brunch. If you don’t have kids yet, then you might do one day, and it’ll be an even bigger test of your friendship and time – make sure you don’t fall at the first hurdle.

Your Future

More than anything you should be investing in yourself. You are the most precious thing in your life and your future should be something that you focus on. Take classes for further qualifications in your chosen field and put in the extra hours at work, or take relevant volunteering or interning placements. It may be tough in the meantime, but investing in your future will be the best thing you ever do.

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