I don’t know about y’all but I’m feeling like I’m in a rut. Summer is coming to an end, which means Chicago “winter is coming” (GOT anyone?) and that thought alone is throwing me out of whack. Work has felt tough lately, I recently switch to eating vegan and all I want is cheese, I’m still working on saving $10,000 in one year which is making finances tight in other areas. Lets face it. Sometimes adulting is just hard. But there are some little things you can do to help you stay positive!
Remember you can’t please everyone
This one took me a long time to understand but now in my 20’s I recognize it more and more. Remember that you can’t make everyone happy so you might as well do what makes you happy!
Surround yourself with supportive people
More importantly surround yourself with supportive people who help you stick to your goals aka people who drive you to be better. For me this is my parents and a couple of my close friends. When I get down in the dumps they’re there to remind me what I’m working for.
Make a plan
This one can be difficult. Remember your goals and make a plan with small steps. Nothing feels more satisfying than checking things off of your to do list!
Create a vision board
Remember what you’re working towards right now. Maybe it’s work, travel or fitness related? Vision boards work great for all of these! For me – I created a My Favorite Things board just to remind me of all of the lovely things in the world.
Have a Happier Morning
Make sure you start off your day right! Rather than make this post longer… head over to this post dedicated purely to adjusting your morning routine.
Be kind to others. Like your coworkers shoes? Tell her. Did your friend get a haircut? Let them know you noticed it. Smile at people as they walk past you (this one is a struggle for me as I am a victim of RBF). Complimenting and being kind to others has the lovely impact of making you feel a little better, too.
And if none of that helps your adulting struggles, here’s some inspo from Beyonce: