It’s a new verb that perfectly describes the position, so many of us find ourselves in. We still feel young and carefree, but we have all of these responsibilities that we need to get used to. It’s pretty tough too, especially when the pedal really hits the metal and we have major life choices to make. So, with this in mind read on to find out a bit more about what adulting is and what you can expect as your life moves on.
One of the biggest uses of the word adulting is in the context of doing chores. Those being things that no one actually wants to spend their time on, but their lives wouldn’t work without. They include things like laundry, paying bills, cleaning the house. While more specific, yet no more fun, tasks like defrosting freezer to make sure it is working effectively and cleaning out the garage, so you don’t bump your car as you drive it in.
You are probably just bored reading about them, let alone actually having to peel yourself up on the couch and do them. Although you can make it a little easier with a few tricks. One is to create a chore schedule, dividing it up between the people that you live with. This also allows you to see what has been done and what is still to go, so if you do miss a few because of a big night out you can pick up where you left off.
Of course, another option is to pay for people to do your chores for you. You don’t even need to employ a full-time maid to do it either, as know you can use apps like TaskRabbit and get people in to help you do that dusting or clean out the attic if you can’t face it yourself.
Now, adulting is very much related to the relationship we have with our parents. In one way it is them that we look to teach us how to be adults. Although in another as we grow older we start to see our folks as real people, rather than just mom and dad.
This can actually be a pretty tough thing to go through. Especially when they start to become a little frailer, and you have to get help finding a place for them to live. After all, we all like to think that our parents will be around forever to clear up our messes and get us out of a tight jam, and it can really be a shock to the system to discover otherwise. Even though we know, it’s the truth somewhere in the back of our minds.
Lastly, a key feature of adulting is debt and how you manage it. Surprisingly though, it’s not about having no debt, but having the right debts.
That means things like mortgages and car loans that allow you to buy items that you need for responsible living but aren’t too expensive that you cannot afford them. Good adulting also means you remember to make the payments on time too, so don’t forget to set a reminder on your phone for this!