In early adulthood, there’s a good chance that you think you’re doing everything correctly. And then suddenly you’re about 15 years in and you say to yourself – ‘well, that didn’t quite work, did it?’ At that point, it’s time to do some fixing, usually starting with the broad topics that got away from you during your learning and failing period.
And five of those big issues, that run the gamut of society, are going to include bad credit, bad habits, old social media tying you down, clutter, and loose ends that keep tripping you up. If you approach each of these with small concrete steps, you’ll soon become the best version of yourself.
The decision that you made when you were suddenly able to use the purchasing power of credit cards often ends up as a fast track to bad credit. It probably wasn’t intentional, but it’s still hanging around your neck like an albatross with an interest rate attached to it. If you want to fix one thing first, it’s going to be your credit. There are tons of free online resources mapping out processes to do this, so get your credit report, learn about credit law, and take it one day at a time until it’s fixed.
A few bad habits you can catch in your early adult years – excessive smoking, drinking, or drugs. One, two, three, right in the kisser. If you’ve developed any of these three to a degree where you health or opportunities for satisfaction as a person have been diminished, it’s time to take the bull by the horns and figure out your pathway to freedom. Some people can self-help it toward a successful end point, others need rehab or medication. There’s no right or wrong, just success at that point.
Old Social Media
For anyone that older than about 40 right now, there’s a good chance that you have some old social media photos and posts hanging around that don’t need to be there anymore. You don’t feel the same way about certain topics. You believe certain photos don’t represent you the way you want. Sanitize your accounts. Create an adult persona. Do it today!
You’ve collected things that you don’t need. I can guarantee it. Save yourself some trouble and just throw it away or donate it. If you don’t love it, don’t keep it. And watch your enjoyment of life increase immensely.
Over the early years, loose ends develop. Projects that you’ve completed halfway. Friends that you’ve made promises to that you haven’t kept. Want to be a better adult? Before taking on new things, first take care of those old ones. The sooner you do it, the better you’ll feel!