5 Signs You’ve Mastered The Art Of ‘Adulting’
Dec 14, 2017 9:00:00 AM
You’ve moved out of your parents’ house, you manage your own money, and you make all the decisions in your own household. Congratulations—you’re officially an adult!
While the independence feels great, it also comes with a couple of responsibilities that may seem overwhelming at first, but in time you are sure to master. Here are five signs you are owning the “adulting” game:
1. You prepare your own meals
You cannot survive on fast food meals your entire life. Adulting means learning how to prep and cook your own food. Home-cooked meals are healthier, more affordable, and much more satisfying than takeout.
Think you don’t have time to make your own meals? Learn how to prep food for an entire week on a Sunday.
2. You do your chores regularly
When you live on your own, there’s no more mommy or yaya to pick up after you. Now you need to stay on top of your chores—washing the dishes, taking out the trash, cleaning the bathroom, and doing the laundry. Otherwise, you’ll find yourself waking up one Wednesday with no clean clothes to wear to work.
Check out these cleaning hacks to make doing chores less painful (and a little fun to do!).
3. You stay on top of your health
As you grow older, you realize that health really is wealth. As an adult, you take care of your health by eating well, exercising regularly, taking vitamins, and scheduling regular check-ups with doctors. You also know when not to self-medicate and to seek professional advice when you’re not feeling okay.
Take care not only of your physical health but also of your mental and emotional health. Here are some tips for doing that.
4. You save money for a rainy day
Working for your own money means getting to decide how you spend it, but you know you’re on your adulting A-game when you save a part of your monthly earnings. Having some cash kept in the bank gives you financial freedom and security, and allows you to make decisions—like traveling, pursuing further studies, or resigning from a job—without having to worry about money.
This article has information on how much money you should save from your monthly salary.
5. You pay your bills on time
You’ve truly mastered the art of adulting when you know when your phone, credit card, and utility bills are due and you pay before the due date. Keeping track of your bills and paying on time means you don’t have to go through the hassle of disconnections or late fees.
Now there are easier ways to pay your bills, like using PayMaya on Messenger. Not only is it convenient, you also get to avail of promos like 10% off on your Meralco bill when you pay in full until December 31. No long lines, and a rebate to boot—talk about a sweet adulting deal! (Read: Get up to P300 back when you pay your Meralco bill via PayMaya in Messenger!)