How to Kick Adulthood into Gear

How to Kick Adulthood into Gear

With employment for college graduates dropping and many millennials struggling to move out of their childhood bedrooms, it can feel like adulthood remains out of reach.

But just like many other tradition definitions no longer apply to modern times, neither does the definition of adulthood. Read on for some tips on how to move forward, no matter what your job or living situation may currently be.

It’s amazing how simple things like learning how to clip coupons can make a really big difference in your day to day life.

Stay Productive

It’s easy to fall into a funk if things are coming together for you. Especially when job hunting out of college. But becoming stagnant could be the worst thing you could do for yourself. Your dream job may still be some time away, but any job may be enough to get you started.

Networking through volunteering or freelancing could also be a way to keep moving forward. Remember, slow and steady wins the race.

Stay Healthy

Spending all your cash on craft beer and taco trucks may not be good for your budget or your health. It’s easy to fall into a pattern like this to socialize with friends, especially when you may find yourself with a lot of free time. Rather than forming bad habits, however, consider forming good ones.

Get some exercise regularly and look out for your body. Overdrinking, overeating and being sedentary will catch up faster than you think.

Track Expenses and Learn How to Use Coupons

Speaking of craft beer and taco trucks, locate the areas where you may be wasting money or living outside of your means. Instead of going out and spending $40 on drinks and dinner, make something at home and drop $30 into savings.

Take pride in watching that number grow and start working towards putting yourself in a place where, after landing your dream job, you won’t be living check to check.

You should also take care when buying your usual daily expenses.  This is where using coupons can be a huge advantage.  Take a little time each week to browse various coupons that are available.  You don’t need to rely on newspapers these days to find the best coupons – just look online, as there are many sites that focus on nothing but coupons!

Even though some coupons may not seem like a lot, they can add up over time to a point where it can really make a difference.

Old Friends May Not Be Good Friends

As people grow older, their priorities become more and more apparent. And some people have particularly unhealthy priorities that may rub off on you. If you have old friends who you feel are dragging you down or holding you back, it’s time to move on.

Cutting a childhood pal loose doesn’t have to be like a relationship breakup – just start by focusing more on the friends who compliment your lifestyle and goals better. You’ll be better off for it in the long run.