27 Things Every 20 Something Year Old Should Know How To Do

In your early teens, you can’t imagine being 25 let alone what your life might be like realistically but you definitely aren’t thinking about the skills you’re going to need as an official “adult”.

Adulting is hard.

Every adult is looking for another adult who is adulting better than they are to save their ass in times of need… until they become that adultier adult that a less adulting adult is looking for!

So, what kind of things should we know to be even semi-successful in this unexpected adulting life we find ourselves in before we even realised? Here’s a list of the top skills I think all 20 something-year-olds need to know!

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Returning To Work After A MH Career Gap

Mental health has plagued me for the last 2 and a half years starting when Master 2 was born.

My escape from PND happened to be returning to work in the form of a Level 3 apprenticeship.

It was all going so well until after managing to shake off PND, my existing anxiety developed and along with the medication for that came depression.
No sooner had I finished my apprenticeship before I was getting ready to resign. I wasn’t motivated; I wasn’t happy; I didn’t even want to get up in the morning. At the time, I thought the problem was my job when in reality, the problem was my mind. Exactly a year after I started my job, I resigned.

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Weekly Round-Up: 23.04.17

General stats of the week (Monday – Sunday):

Good days: 2, Okay days: 2, Bad days: 3.
Books read: Captured by Our Addiction (Book 5 in the Captured series) by Karen Frances
Time’s I’ve Worked Out: 0. No T25 and no gym. I was bleeding like a dog. Leave me.
Time’s I’ve Eaten Terribly: Too many to count and I don’t have Easter as an excuse anymore.
Times I’ve had to listen to Sleep With Me podcast: 3 I think. My anxiety and insomnia was pretty bad this week. I love that this podcast exists!
Days I’ve wondered if I’d be better off without Mr Me: 3. Possibly 4. These accounted for my bad days.
Jobs I’ve applied for: 20 maybe. Having gone from pure anxiety thinking about applying to being able to apply for multiple jobs is a massive thing for me, even if I get 0 responses!

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The “About Me” Tag

I don’t have the energy or mind capacity to think of 3/4 posts a week but I am trying to be as regular as I possibly can be. I saw this About Me Tag post on Glam Glitz Gloss and thought I would make it my next post as I’m anonymous and love to share as much about me as possible!

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The Practical Guide To Period Products (and why we need to help period newbies!)

While more people are becoming more open and comfortable to talk – and blog- about their period and periods in general (I’ve even done it myself in this post), there are still such massive issues surrounding menstruation.

As women, as adults, as parents, as teachers, as men, as fathers, as people – we need to know how to respect our bodies, look after our children, remember the planet and help those who are in need. Hopefully, this post can take even one person that one step closer to doing all of those things!

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Why I Feel Unpretty (And 6 Quotes To Help You Remember You’re Beautiful!) ║ Mind, Body & Soul

My waist isn’t small and my bum isn’t toned. My thighs are too fatty and my breasts too saggy. My freckles are awesome but my confidence doesn’t exist. Do you see the problem?

I know I have to keep trying. Keep trying to get to a place where I am happy and comfortable with my body. A place where I am confident in my physical attraction. A place where I remember how beautiful my mind can be too.

A place where I am happy to just be me, as I am.

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How To Get Fit Without Joining A Gym (Or Paying a Monthly Fee!)

Get Fit… Exercise More… Lose Weight… Be Healthier… Eat Better…

This year, over 26% of the New Year Resolutions made included one or more of the above making it the number one resolution for 2017…
The sad truth is that somewhere between 40-80% of people say they have never succeeded in their New Year Resolutions ever and only half of the people who make New Year Resolutions last longer than one month!

The Facts: For general health, we need at least 30 minutes of moderate-intensity physical activity on five or more days of the week but “it is likely that, for many people, 45-60 minutes of moderate-intensity physical activity a day will be needed to prevent obesity”. Moderate activity is anything that gets your heart rate elevated and helps you break a sweat.

So how can you do this at home without spending an average of £444 a year on the gym alone?!

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How To Create The Perfect To-Do List

To-Do lists are a lot of people’s method of organisation to get through their days, so how could it be making my day harder rather than being the aid I was using it for?!

Remember: there’s always tomorrow. There’s more important thing’s in life than the short-lasting end result… enjoy the journey. And if you find yourself getting stressed over it – do something good for you instead.

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Can You Imagine?

So many times in a week I will hear someone say they’ve been feeling a bit depressed and it gets to me. Why do we need to use such a serious and big word for something that can be described as a little low? A little off? I’ve been having a few bad days? I’ve been a bit upset about y and z…

Depression is not normal. It’s not easy to come or easy to go. It’s not an exaggeration or a dramatisation of a lesser feeling. It’s a dark and scary place to exist with so many people misunderstanding it’s depth… you can’t just “shake it off”, you can’t just “try to be happy” or “think positive thoughts”.

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