How do I develop basic adult habits at 27 after all this time living like a teenager?
October 22, 2011 3:19 PM Subscribe
I am a 27 year old girl and I'm still living like a teenager or college student. I have no adult habits and put absolutely no effort into taking care of myself. I don't understand how I got this way or how other people my age have transformed into real adults.
I don't even know what I'm asking.. I guess I need help figuring out how to develop good habits, how to take care of myself, and hear from people that have experienced this same problem.
posted by chickibaby to human relations (42 answers total) 65 users marked this as a favorite
My daily life is so unhealthy and unstable. I live with 3 other people in an incredibly cheap slumlord type of house. I have never been able to stick to any healthy habits. I eat out for every single meal. I don't brush my teeth every day and when I do get around to it, it's always an afterthought. I might shower twice a week, but its incredibly random when I do. My room is literally a landfill of clothes etc and very embarrassing. I am so lazy and without someone pushing me to do something, I could just watch tv all day. I will go on and off, weeks of drinking heavily, and not drinking at all. Usually the drinking will happen based on boredom and depression. I spend money stupidly (mostly on eating out, bars, stupid shopping, musical equipment). I haven't had a relationship in 5 years and I'm sure this lifestyle plays a big factor.
I'm stressed out non-stop 100% of the time about every single thing in my life. I have extreme insomnia because my mind races and is overwhelmed with what a mess everything in my life is. It seems like nothing is together. I can't even handle my basic daily routine. Sometimes I'll be able to be good for a week, brush my teeth every day or work out every day, but the longest that will ever last is a week or two.
I have an ok job that also pays ok, but because I'm so terrible with money (plus student loans) I can't afford to move out on my own right now. I don't have a great support system here, so I can't really rely on friends to lean on with this.
Please, if anyone has any suggestions or things that have worked for them, let me know.