No one ever told me that “adulting" would be so hard. When you’re a kid, being an adult seems like the ultimate prize. Who didn’t say, “I can’t wait to grow up, move out and make my own rules!”
I mean think about it. All many of us were focused on was being able to do what we wanted WITHOUT having to get permission, staying up as long as we wanted, and eating as many bags of Doritos as possible in a single night. Sounds good right? Well fast forward to to adulthood. Boom! It hits you like a ton of bricks and your left sitting there thinking to yourself, why the heck were we never taught how to be an adult in high school?! I know they can't really teach how to be an adult, but man...they could've at leave peeped us with how how to deal with the stressors of life...and in a healthy way. Forget history class! Where is the “Adulting 101” class? I know some of you may be thinking that we have parents and that is what they're for. But lets be real. A lot of the parents I know where trying to figure out how to deal with their own stress' in life while trying to raise the best children as possible. Okay, so what do you do when you finally realize that being an adult is not all rainbows and sunshine all the time? That being an adult is actually HARD. Real hard. With having bills, kids, relationships, jobs, school, and everything in between…what do you do when it seems like one or more of these things are falling apart? Or when you feel like everything is just out of sync and the whole vibration is off.
Well I’ve been there. Probably more times than I’d like to admit to sharing, but along the way I’ve learned a few things that keeps me from going off the deep in and cool things down with like is getting a little too spicy.
Here’s 3 ways to keep your cool when LIFE is heating things up:
So yes, adulting is tough, but you can get through your tough times. Just breath, appreciate and encourage yourself. Slowly you'll start seeing the rainbows and sunshine again like you did when you were a kid. You will be able to go through the motions of difficult and intense times. Yes, it may be hard and painful, but you CAN get through it.