As we grow and find out place in the world of adulthood, it can often feel as if we have been left in the middle of the sea in a canoe without a paddle. There is no instruction manual for being an adult, and this forces us to grow and learn from plenty of mistakes as we grow and develop. Today we are going to take a look at some of the life lessons you will learn during your adult life that may change your life in small or big ways.
4 Life Lessons to Learn
Bad habits can be changed
One of the things we hear a lot when we reach adulthood is that you can’t teach an old dog new tricks. And while it might be more difficult to learn a new language or a new skill when you get a little older, there are things you can change. Bad habits such as drinking and smoking can be all too common in adulthood, and there may reach a point where you want to make a change but you simply don’t have the energy to try. Well, it is never too late to change, and whether you visit a sober living facility or grab some nicotine patches, changing a bad habit into a good one is always worth the work.
Comfy shoes are a MUST
Life often feels like it should be a catwalk, what with countless Instagram models rocking up in heels to every possible event and in any climate. But in the real world, this is really not the case at all and it is super important for you to wear shoes that are comfortable and manageable. A great tip for heading to the office is to wear a comfy pair of pumps on your commute and change into your heels or flats when you get to work. This means you only have to wear less comfy shoes in the office and when you come to travel home you can be comfortable again.
Loss gives you perspective
The perks of being a kid are countless, but the biggest of all is having the whole family there to talk to and spend time with whenever you need to. However, when you reach adulthood and get older, so do your relatives and this can increase the risk of them passing away. When a loved one passes away it will give you some perspective. Those silly fights you’ve been having with your other half will seem insignificant and those little problems will suddenly seem like nothing. You will learn that the little things aren’t as important as you thought, and in the end what matters is family, love, and friendship.
Drama isn’t exciting
Children and teenagers have a habit of trying to spice things up with drama and arguments, and during school years this seems like the most exciting thing in the world. Getting a bit of juicy gossip is always fun and it makes the school day go by much easier. But in adulthood, you’ll learn that drama isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Drama is unnecessary and it will only cause pain and sadness. There’s no point making a drama out of small issues and you will soon learn that it is much better to let things slide.