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Adulthood May Be Clueless To You Sometimes, But It Is Its Complexity That Makes It Beautiful

Adulthood May Be Clueless To You Sometimes, But It Is Its Complexity That Makes It Beautiful

Mari Andrew is a 29-year old illustrator and writer. She has created many funny and accurate pictures of adulthood since September 2015. Her pictures are heartfelt and funny, but mostly they are relatable, which is why she has gained a huge following on Instagram. She covers every topic that adults can relate to, from falling in love to our secret worries and concerns.

Take a look at the pictures below; no doubt you will be able to relate to most of them!

1. Adults Are Often Unsure, But They Project A Strong And Independent Image

    2. It’s Hard for Adults to Focus on One Thing. Their Lives Are Always Divided by Different Activities.

      3. Budgeting Can Be Hard, But Adults Will Always Find Money For New Clothes
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        4. Life Is Full Of Uncertainty, No Matter How Old You Are 

          5. If You Have High Expectations For Yourself, You Will Often Worry (But It Isn’t Necessarily A Bad Thing) 

            6. Some Things In Life Are Unavoidable So You Should Embrace Them 

              7. You Are Never Too Old To Find New Interests And Passions 

                8. Adults Aspire To Be Mature And Healthy (But They Still Love Junk Foods) 

                  9. Our Dreams Change As We Grow Up 

                    10. Adults Are Often Confused By Others (Including Their Friends And Loved Ones)

                      11. Adults Can Be Just As Uncertain And Curious As Children 
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                        12. Your 20s May Be Difficult, But If You Work Hard You Will See Results In Your 30s

                         

                          13. We Lose Friends As We Age, But We Also Start New Friendships 

                            14. We Learn How to Deal With People In Different Ages

                              15. Adults Often Work With People They Dislike 

                                16. Adults Often Say Things That They Don’t Mean 

                                  17. After A Busy Day At Work, Sometimes The Best Plan Is Chilling At Home Alone

                                    18. Adults Are Sleepy During The Day Time (And Wide Awake At Night!) 

                                      19. Some Things In Life Will Hurt You, But Other Things Will Bring You Endless Joy

                                        20. After All, There Are Still Lots Of Things That Can Bring Adults Joy

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                                          Last Updated on September 17, 2019

                                          10 Simple Ways To Always Think Positive Thoughts

                                          10 Simple Ways To Always Think Positive Thoughts

                                          Positive thinking can lead to a lot of positive change in your life. Developing an optimistic outlook can be good for both your physical and mental health.

                                          But sometimes, certain situations arise in life that makes it hard to keep a positive outlook. Take steps to make positive thinking become more like your second nature and you’ll reap the biggest benefits.

                                          Here are 10 ways to make thinking positive thoughts easy:

                                          1. Spend Time with Positive People

                                          If you surround yourself with constant complainers, their negativity is likely to rub off on you.

                                          Spend time with positive friends and family members to increase the likelihood that their positive thinking habits will become yours too. It’s hard to be negative when everyone around you is so positive.

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                                          2. Take Responsibility for Your Behavior

                                          When you encounter problems and difficulties in life, don’t play the role of the victim. Acknowledge your role in the situation and take responsibility for your behavior.

                                          Accepting responsibility can help you learn from mistakes and prevent you from blaming others unfairly.

                                          3. Contribute to the Community

                                          One of the best ways to feel good about what you have, is to focus on what you have to give.

                                          Volunteer in some manner and give back to the community. Helping others can give you a new outlook on the world and can assist you with positive thinking.

                                          4. Read Positive and Inspirational Materials

                                          Spend time each day reading something that encourages positive thinking. Read the Bible, spiritual material, or inspirational quotes to help you focus on what’s important to you in life. It can be a great way to start and end your day.

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                                          5. Recognize and Replace Negative Thoughts

                                          You won’t be successful at positive thinking if you’re still plagued by frequent negative thoughts. Learn to recognize and replace thoughts that are overly negative. Often, thoughts that include words like “always” and “never” signal that they aren’t true.

                                          If you find yourself thinking something such as, “I always mess everything up,” replace it with something more realistic such as, “Sometimes I make mistakes but I learn from them.”

                                          There’s no need to make your thoughts unrealistically positive, but instead, make them more realistic.

                                          6. Establish and Work Toward Goals

                                          It’s easier to be positive about problems and setbacks when you have goals that you’re working toward. Goals will give you motivation to overcome those obstacles when you encounter problems along the way. Without clear goals, it’s harder to make decisions and gauge your progress.

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                                          Learn to set SMART goals to help you achieve more.

                                          7. Consider the Consequences of Negativity

                                          Spend some time thinking about the consequences of negative thinking. Often, it can become a self-fulfilling prophecy.

                                          For example, a person who thinks, “I probably won’t get this job interview,” may put less effort into the interview. As a result, he may decrease his chances of getting the job.

                                          Create a list of all the ways negative thinking impacts your life. It likely influences your behavior, your relationships, and your feelings. Then, create a list of the ways in which positive thinking could be beneficial.

                                          8. Offer Compliments to Others

                                          Look for reasons to compliment others. Be genuine in your praise and compliments, but offer it frequently. This will help you look for the good in other people.

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                                          9. Create a Daily Gratitude List

                                          If you start keeping a daily gratitude list, you’ll start noticing exactly how much you have to be thankful for. This can help you focus on the positive in your life instead of thinking about all the bad things that have happened in the day.

                                          Getting in the habit of showing an attitude of gratitude makes positive thinking more of a habit. Here’re 40 Simple Ways To Practice Gratitude.

                                          10. Practice Self-Care

                                          Take good care of yourself and you’ll be more equipped to think positively.

                                          Get plenty of rest and exercise and practice managing your stress well. Taking care of your physical and mental health will provide you with more energy to focus on positive thinking.

                                          Learn about these 30 Self-Care Habits for a Strong and Healthy Mind, Body and Spirit.

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