adulting

Adults Need To Play Even More Than Kids

Most adults don’t do play. They’re too busy worrying.

When adultification overtakes a person to the point that they forget the importance of play, it’s easy to lose touch with the deeper layers of their own life-force.

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Ask Erin: I'm Almost 30 And I Feel Like I'm "Behind" In Life

(Artwork: Tess Emily Rodriguez)

I’m soon approaching 30, I feel so behind in life in comparison to friends. I feel like I’m old and the best years of my life were wasted on an illness.

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How Building My Own Ikea Bed Taught Me Life Lessons I Never Saw Coming

It never occurred to me in all my years as a single woman that every day I was learning how to be self-sufficient.

It never occurred to me as a single woman that every day I was learning how to be self-sufficient. That's what building my own Ikea bed taught me.

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23 Things You Should Have Learned In High School (But Didn't)

There's so much you should've learned in high school.

I’d like to teach a high school class called “Sh*t You Should Know To Be An Adult.” There's so much you should've learned in high school.

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No One Knows What They Are Doing — Including Me

Don't let first glances fool you. I am totally lost.

I have no idea what I’m doing. On any given day, at any given moment, I am so thoroughly and genuinely confused about what is happening.

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How To Adult Without Being Slowly Suffocated By Your Responsibilities: A Handy Guide

THIS COULD BE YOU: clear skin, easy smile, GOOP-recommended ergonomic office chair that you forgo in favor of meditating on top of your tiny, clean desk. Probably an apple cider vinegar shot waiting for you in the kitchen.

Learning to break down huge obstacles is an act of self-care that is sometimes easier said than done. Occasionally, you have to call in the help of others to help you step back and see the big picture, break it down, and allocate time and ideas to each task or activity.

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Six Moms Share Their Cringeworthy Christmas Fails

When you’re juggling so many baubles at once, it’s only human to drop one. Or two. Or maybe even seven.

Even the best-laid holiday plans can descend into chaos, but if it’s any consolation, just about everyone has a ‘Christmas fail’ story to share.

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7 Ways To Fake It 'Til You Make It

Now that I’m a mother, I’ve entered a whole new world in which I must fake it till I make it.

I’ve always loved that saying, “fake it 'til you make it.” When I was a young professional (inexperienced employee) sitting in my career station (small cubicle) working hard (emailing friends), I learned a lot about how to make it in the world (pretended like I knew what I was doing). Turns out not much has changed. Now that I’m a mother, I’ve entered a whole new world in which I must fake it till I make it.

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It's Time To Sharpen Those Decision-Making Skills

Decisions big or small can wear you out before you even have a chance.

Whether it’s moving to a different country, starting a new career in a completely different field, or even something tiny like how to compose that text to a friend or which movie to see, decisions big or small can wear you out before you even have a chance. Below are some questions to help you think through tough decisions. But first, keep in mind: no matter your choice, you will most likely be alive when it has run its course. And you will most likely still be you. Deep breaths. Keep reading.

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#MondaysWithMatt: A Friendship Is A Two-Way Street 

A friendship is a relationship, a dialogue: it's a conversation that's always happening.

I know, it's Monday. BLECH. But, that also means it's time for #MondaysWithMatt.

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