Tips To Become More Independent As An Adult

Adults often advise children on how important it is to be yourself and to be true to yourself. Unfortunately, this advice is much needed for more adults than children nowadays. Here are a few tips to help you feel independent and brave, for, without independence, you can never truly be yourself…

Learn To Make Your Decisions By Yourself

More often than not, if you grew up in a household where one or both your parents are the driving force of the family, you would find that they made most of your decisions; even as an adult. In general, later on in life, kids who grew up in these kinds of settings tend to choose partners who would make their decisions for them, simply because it’s the norm. However, if you truly want to become and feel independent, you must learn to trust your instincts and make your own decision. Start small, like not taking your partner (or friends) with you when shopping for clothes or getting a hair cut.

Do Something That Scares You At Least Once A Month

If you feel you have a very timid personality, chances are that you are afraid to do many things; and that many things scare you. To truly feel brave, it’s vital that you try to do something that scares you¾at least once a month. Write down a list of all things that scare you, from the simple things like making new friends to the more complex experiences like adventure sports. This would be your guideline. Try to tick off one thing that scares you each month, making sure to reward yourself if you overcome your fear…!

Try Travelling Alone  

One of the most freeing and brave things you could do for yourself is to travel alone. Start small by travelling to places close to your home if you’re not used to travelling alone at all. Then, once you’ve braved this, consider travelling overseas. If you’re a woman and are afraid for your safety, consider travelling with a group of women; through a travel agency. This way, you’ll definitely feel independent, but you’ll also get a chance to make new friends. Choose an exotic destination like India, Sri Lanka or even Japan or Turkey. When you look for India tours from Australia, make sure to check for their packages for female travelers.

Be Financially Independent

As far as you’re dependent on someone else to pay your bills and take care of you financially, we’re sorry to say that you’ll never feel a hundred percent independent. Consider working or finding a way to make money of your own. It need not be much, just enough so that you can take care of your little expenses without depending on someone else. Remember, thanks to the internet, everyone has an opportunity to work now; you only have to figure out how…!

Be Your Best Emotional Support And Cheerleader

Don’t depend on anyone else to take care of your mental needs. Don’t be so depended on someone else that you don’t know how to take care of your emotions without them. Remember that human lives are very fragile, so people you depend on can leave you one day¾even if they don’t want to. On that day, you should be able to take care of yourself…


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