How to Make Adulting Seem Easier

Adulting can be hard and overwhelming, especially on days when life decides to throw everything your way. Between papers, exams, internships, jobs, family, friends, and relationships, we are rushed into being adults and all the responsibilities that come with it. As the school year comes to an end, and graduation comes closer and closer, we begin to look for jobs, places to live for the summer, and leaving the UP bubble. What does it really mean to be an adult? Do you need a checkbook? What do you do to fill your days when you don't have to go to school? All of these questions come rushing into your mind and can seem scary! These are three tips on what you can do to make adulting seem a little bit easier. 

1.   Make Your Bed Every Day

When I graduated high school, my chemistry teacher told all of us that the one thing we should do in college every day is make our bed. Making your bed leads you to be more productive, less stressed, and is the best way to start off the day. Even if you quickly and sloppily pull the blanket back up as you run out the door, it is a little act that will make your life seem more put together and organized. Plus, if you have a roommate, a made bed makes your shared space seem less chaotic and will get you roomie brownie points!

 

 

2.   Never Stop Learning

People can get carried away with school or work and forget to learn something new for the sake of learning something new! You can learn to garden, learn to make sushi, learn a new language, learn to paint, or even learn how to play an instrument. It’s never too late to pick up a new hobby or skill, and it may come in handy one day! It’s a great way to stay busy and productive while still having fun. 

3.   Make Time For Yourself!

Nothing is more important than self-care. Plan out time in your week that is dedicated to doing stuff just for you. That can be nothing, reading a book, catching up on your favorite tv show, a face mask, or a nice walk. It can be anything that makes you happy and relaxed, and it relieves the pressure that has built up during the week.