What comes to your mind when you hear the word adulting?
This word made its initial presence around 2008. It refers to indulging in typical tasks for adults, such as holding a stable 9 to 5 job and being responsible for payments and other grown-ups duties.
As terrible as it sounds, adulthood is a terrifying experience indeed. Once you step into it, there is no way out. Aging ought to be a privilege. But life gets complicated and more demanding as we tend to grow up and step into the world of adulthood.
We know that we have one life and, therefore, should live to the fullest. But all of us seek ways to escape from responsibilities.
Now that we are on the same page and agree that adulting is killing all of us. Not to mention the severe impacts of it on health. Let us have a look at the best ways to escape the traps of adulthood.
We never consciously chose to enslave our lives to a 9 to 5 job and work a second shift to pay off loans and mortgages. We humans have been conditioned into ‘adulthood’ so we can become useful participants of society. The majority of us work jobs that we are not even interested in.
This can take a severe impact on your mental, emotional, and physical health. Resultantly, you might experience pangs of burnouts. The importance of financial stability is undeniable. However, it is also essential to take some time off to recharge. The best way to escape adulthood is by diving in and taking full control of your life.
Do what makes you Happy
To break the monotony cycle, we have to bring in some passion and induce a livelier lifestyle. When we talk about escaping adulthood, it does not indicate that you should shun your responsibilities. On the contrary, it means that you fulfill your obligations while taking 100% responsibility for your emotional and mental health. Find what makes you happy. You can do this by looking into yourself and restructure your life while knowing the importance of free-will.
Instead of blaming your spouse, workplace, and other aspects for your unhappiness. Take responsibility and induce specific changes in your life that will lead to happiness. For instance, if you are an avid reader or painter, make sure you take out some time to read and paint every day.
Indulge in Self-Reflection
Real adulthood can make you lose your self-identity. While you face the harsh realities of life and struggle with making money and balancing other responsibilities, you can get overwhelmed with stress and anxiety. This is why adulting demand vigor and courage. You should be resilient enough to maintain your perspective. This can be done by taking a mental break and getting your Zen mode on. Meditation is right for your mind and body. It also gives you some ‘me time’ to question your beliefs and find your true self.
Taking some time off and indulging in self-reflection will also make you evaluate your job, lifestyle habits, relationships, and other life choices earnestly. Letting go of stressful patterns is never easy. It takes courage and mental toughness to start a new chapter in life. Be the creator of your life and break free from the shackles of adulting. Live a life that makes you feel passionate and alive. Set your soul on fire by finding your passion. You can set up long-term and short-term goals and work on the daily. A tiny change made every day can benefit you a lifetime and change your world for the better.
Adulting is not as bad. The key is to do it the right way!