I don’t know if it’s just me but as a millennial, turning 30 makes me feel that I have to take adulting more seriously. Many think that we want everything, but never want to do the work, but I promise it’s not all of us. There’s always so much to do with little to no time for me. I work full time, manage two blogs, co-host events and try my best to have a social life by traveling and spending time with friends and family. Part of adulting to me is making myself more organized and setting things in place so things are easier in the long run. If you’re in need of some tips, here are five ways that make adulting a little easier for me.
Plan Outfits Ahead of Time
I remember the days of hitting the snooze button and thinking ‘What am I wearing today?’, but I’m WAY too pressed for time to do that now. These days, I tend to plan my outfits ahead whether it be for work, church or an event. Of course, there are occasional times where I do forget or I get lazy but trust me when I say it saves a lot of time. I also do this when traveling. I usually start packing my toiletries and essentials about a week before and clothes and shoes are usually packed 2-3 nights prior to my departure.
Take Vitamins Daily
I’ve been doing this since a child but learned to appreciate taking vitamins more as an adult since I’m always tired. The benefits of taking daily multivitamins are they’re good for increasing energy, building immunity and increasing your metabolism*. Since turning 25, my metabolism has slowed down, and even though I do my share of exercising, I really need all the help I can get.
Since I finished a bottle of vitamins on Friday, I took a ride to buy some more. This time, I opted for Centrum Gummies and Vitamints. These multivitamins are chewable, so it’s easier to take than traditional tablets, you don’t have to take them with food and they taste like candy *cues song by Cameo :-)*.
Keep [Healthy] Snacks in the Office
I try my best to keep healthy snacks in the office just in case. There’s always a possibility of being on a long call or meeting that causes me to skip or have a late lunch. My snack of choice is usually some kind of fruit, vegetable to dip in hummus, pistachios, or pretzels, but there are some days I’ll make a store run for some junk food. I was munching on some chocolate chip cookies last week; I know I’m not perfect.
Eat Out Less
In effort to save more money, I try my best to cook more and bring breakfast or lunch to work instead of buying outside. You can meal plan for the week or simply prepare lunch from the night before. One thing I would love to try is overnight oats and mason jar salads. The laziness struggle is real when I come back from vacation, so I do need to be more effective in this practice.
Know When to Take a Break and LIVE Life
I don’t know if I emphasize taking breaks enough, but it really is important especially as you get older. Life is so short and you don’t want to overwork yourself, look back and see that you didn’t enjoy it. I understand the importance of work and getting things done, but there should always be time to take a break. Go for a walk on a nice day, have brunch with girlfriends, take a spa day, be a tourist in your own city or tune out for some “me time” for a few minutes or hours. You don’t have to go on vacation or spend a lot of money when taking a break.
What are some other things that can be done to make adulting easier?