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Better Ways to Enjoy Adulthood

Are you wondering how to enjoy adulthood? This adult thing is completely overrated. You spend the last part of your childhood dreaming of the day when you can be an adult. You desire no rules, no limits, and the ability to make your own way in life.

I’m sure you’re now very aware that adulthood isn’t as you dreamed it to be.

There are rules.

There are limits.

There are responsibilities that hold you back.

Sadly, it’s been said that youth is wasted on the young and I believe it.

Who said, “youth is wasted on the young”?

The person who coined the saying “youth is wasted on the young” is Oskar Wilde. The real meaning behind this saying goes much deeper than I originally thought.

Perhaps youth is wasted on the young because we forgot how to enjoy adulthood.

Perhaps youth is wasted on the young because they have their creativity, free-will and all those youthful qualities still intact.

Are you Enjoying Adulthood?

If someone asked you what you think about adulthood, what would you tell them? Would you share a positive statement that represents a happy lifestyle with such fulfillment?

I’m willing to bet that many of us won’t express happiness in our adult life.

Far too many of us have sunken deep down into this state of discontentment all because of our experiences and beliefs that have been drilled into our minds.

If you’re ready to learn more now then please continue reading as I share some of the ways I opt to enjoy adulthood. I’m hoping what I do to enjoy this time of my life helps inspire my children to always find joy in those precious moments.

How do you Wish to Be Remembered?

I want to be recorded as a person who found joy in the simple times.

I want to be recorded as a person who found happiness in the chaos.

I want to be recorded as a person who loved with everything she had.

These recordings are not some famous books, no. I don’t want to be famous. I simply want those who were the main part of my life to remember me in those ways. Always. Forever.

If you want to be recorded as a person who found out how to fully enjoy adulthood, then please do read on. I want to share some tips to help you achieve that goal.

Brandy’s Guide to How to Enjoy Adulthood

Obviously I am not perfect. Obviously I don’t enjoy every moment of adulthood. I am just as imperfect as the rest of you.

I do, however, place a high priority on making sure I always remain sensitive to what I’m feeling, how I’m working, and what I’m truly doing with my time.

This commitment to being more intentional has proven to be a fabulous way to enjoy adulthood with minimal stress and more laughter.

My oldest kiddo and me using Snapchat filters for fun

Laugh More

Is not laughter the best medicine of all? Just the other night my 17-year-old daughter threw me onto the couch. This happened after a funny argument over some yoga mats, and a 20-second hug attempt.

Long story short, it was hilarious! The trio was laughing, I was laughing. It felt good.

Sometimes that’s all you have to do to enjoy adulthood, laugh more! Take time to be present with your family during various moments of the day. Let go of having to be a rigid and firm adult. It’s okay to laugh and it’s okay to be playful with your family.

Stay Well Groomed

Remember to shave using the best T-outliner blade that helps you, men, out there keep a clean-cut face. Ladies, don’t let those hairy legs take control in the winter, shave them!

Do things that help you feel light-hearted and beautiful (or handsome). This is one fabulously easy way to enjoy adulthood. When you work to keep yourself groomed, you’ll feel more confident and happy.

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Get Outdoors

When we were homeless this last summer, we were on the road a lot. During the week it was all about staying close for work hours, while weekends were reserved to find cheap places in New England.

Shown above is my little guy, see behind my face? Photobombing a photo of me getting outdoors with the family to enjoy the scene in Killington, VT one weekend. The photo was taken at Mad Hatter’s Scoops.

Fresh air can do the trick for anyone looking to enjoy adulthood. We had so much fun being outdoors, driving around, and seeing what we see out there in Killington, VT that weekend. It was fun!

Get Out in the Community

My oldest and I used to do various 5k Charity Runs (even though we walked them). This was an excellent way to enjoy adulthood. Getting out in the community doesn’t have to be anything extensive, a simple 5K is a fabulous way to get outdoors, laugh, and be involved with your community.

With the Earth being damaged in so many ways and by so many people, it’s important to be involved in the community. I recently read best scrog growing article, and it intrigued me on the topic of our Earth and water.

When you get out in the community to enjoy adulthood, you’re finding your purpose. Human beings need a purpose. It’s ingrained in us.

In conclusion, being an adult certainly has some downsides. It won’t be easy to let loose and enjoy adulthood for everyone. If you’ve become so routine and rigid that you’ve simply rewired yourself to be this way, then you’re going to need some hard work to get back to enjoying adulthood again.

I truly believe we all have it in us to start enjoying adulthood again and truly live a fulfilling life that leaves us feeling healthier, happier, and more confident in our individuality.


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  1. I wish I could say the same thing. I am trying to enjoy adulthood but life gets in the way. Maybe I always think about how “free” I was when I was young which is why it is difficult for me to accept me being “grounded” now. Thank you for these tips. I will try to incorporate them into my daily living. Hopefully, things will change for the better.

  2. I don’t enjoy ALL of adulthood, but I do try and find joy in the simple things. I think finding activities that make us laugh is a great way to enjoy adulthood

  3. I think that when we have our kids, we lose a lot of who we are. Now that my kids are getting older, I am starting to be able to reclaim myself and some of my independence.

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