Living on your own is an exciting time. Whether you are living in your first or fourth apartment in Louisville, KY adjusting to life as an adult can be filled with learning curves. It’s a new level of freedom to be out of college and starting your life as a young professional. But with that freedom comes the need for a heightened sense of responsibility.
We try and make things as easy as possible for our residents at Echelon at Middletown, which is why we decided to write this blog about tips for being an adult.
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Becoming financially responsible is one of the first things you need to master in your journey into adulthood. Depending on your background this might be something completely new for you, or you might be a seasoned pro. Regardless, having an understanding of your income and expenses will help you plan ahead.
First we recommend pulling together a list of your regular monthly expenses, like your apartments in Louisville, KY rent, student loans, insurance and car payments. Once you’ve established your necessary costs compare it to your monthly income to see what is left for your discretionary budget and savings. Setting up an automatic transfer from your checking to savings every month allows you to build toward your future and be ready for any unexpected expenses that may pop up. In this case a little goes a long way. Setting aside $100 a month will add up to $1,200 a year.
Where do you see yourself in 5 years? Are you living in a new city, do you own a dog, are you debt free? Establishing life goals, big or small, will help guide you in your decision making. It’s easy to get caught up in the moment and make choices on a whim. Thinking about your future will give you a new perspective on what you decide to do with your life.
Writing down your goals in a journal is an easy way to hold yourself accountable. And remember, these goals aren’t set in stone so be open to adjusting them as your life evolves.
This one sounds really easy, but it’s a pillar of adulthood. Taking responsibility can be as simple as being polite to others and owning up to your mistakes. It can be difficult to admit you’re wrong in certain situations, but it shows your maturity and that you’re self aware.
The idea of taking responsibility (good or bad) is just as important in your professional life as it is in your personal life. Look at the people around you and take note of the situations to see if there is anything you can do to improve them.
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