Mind Hacks for adulting in your 20’s and 30’s

Ever feel that adulting is just too much?

Unfortunately. for myself, I went into adulting at full throttle at 12 years old when I got my first modeling job and pregnant as a teen.

These are the mind hacks I had to adopt to not only survive my 20’s, 30’as well as now:

Exercise daily

Treat your body well now, and you will reap the rewards as you age. You owe it to yourself to take care of your body. Work up a sweat every day and take care of your body like it’s the only one you’ll ever have … because it is.

Stop looking for handouts

From mom, dad, the government, friends, and wealthy relatives. Take care of your own finances and be self reliant. It will lead to far more confidence and satisfaction, especially in your 40’s.

Listen more than you speak

Most people lose their attention span after 6-8 seconds in a minute. So while you may be speaking others won’t be genuinly listening. Instead, listen to others, and provide value when possible. No one likes that person who only talks about themselves.

Sleep 8 hours a night

Make sleep a priority. It will dramatically improve your performance and make you happier overall.

Quit getting too boozy

Getting a little tipsy is fine. But getting so drunk that you can’t even speak in a coherent sentence is definitely NOT something adults should do.

Take full responsibility for your life

No, it’s not your parents’ fault, it’s not society’s fault, it’s not the school’s fault. You and you alone are responsible for your life and results. Quit complaining about how unfair life is and DO something to change it.

Educate yourself daily

If you aren’t expanding your mind and learning new things, you aren’t a real adult. Adults know that times change and life moves at a crazy speed. So they do everything they can to stay ahead of the curve. Kids focus on entertainment. Adults focus on education, and bold money.

Work on something you love

Build a business, write a book, create a masterful painting. Create something of value for the world.

Use social media in a measured way

I.e., Sparingly. Kids waste their time worrying about “likes” and “follows” adults use social media as a tool to promote their brand and keep in touch with “real” friends.

Have goals

If you aren’t growing, you’re dying with your dreams held in your heart. Stop sitting on the sidelines mindlessly consuming content and start making something of yourself. You only get one life… Make the most of it.

Don’t let mommy and daddy make decisions for you

I once dated a 30-year-old “man” who broke up with me because his parents would not approve of my career as a model and religion. Everyone loves their parents, but they don’t have to live your life! So don’t let them make big life decisions for you.

You are worthy of your dreams! Anything in life can be yours as long as you are willing to self-correct, pay attention to your thoughts, emotions, actions, and behavior.

Sending positive zen vibes! 💋


  1. SimpleSerenity

    I definitely want to get back into fitness as I stopped doing it some time last year. Even though my body looks great, I could definitely use some exercise as it makes me feel great. Also I’m definitely trying to sleep more as my body definitely needs it, sleep is so important for body to be healthy. xx

  2. The Caffeinated Millennial

    Such a good list of tips! I especially love the one about exercising daily. I make that a priority, even if it means just a short walk of a mile or two. Every little bit counts! The payoff of endorphins is a good motivator, too. I love listening to podcasts at the moment, so I’m constantly learning something new or building on an interest. Simple tips, but good ones!

    xo, Victoria

    1. IngridMadisonAve

      Thank you! That’s fantastic! I too do the walks and podcasts. It’s good for our brain. Appreciate you reading and commenting. 💋 xx

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