Getting older doesn’t mean becoming more mature. Some people are 101 years old and still can’t accept constructive criticism. So how do you know you’re getting smarter, more disciplined, and reaching other maturity milestones?
Look out for these 12 signs that you’re on your way to becoming the adult you’ve always wanted to be (and, depending on how you look at it, you’re afraid of it).
1. Sleep well
Going to bed on time is the surest test of discipline. Additionally, going to bed on time indicates prioritizing your long-term health, professional and personal priorities, and overall well-being. it’s mature.
2. Accept other people’s ideas
Mature people accept that their knowledge base and the solutions that come from it are not always great. The universe is full of great ideas, but you only have a few of them in your head.
3. Cleaning the room
When the house is cluttered, the mind is also cluttered. In other words, his three-day-old bowl of spaghetti in the sink shows that the spaghetti is not yet finished.
4. React logically, not emotionally
Recognizing that emotions are quite separate from logic, and stepping back and thinking before reacting to a given stimulus is a sure sign of maturity. Emotional reactions, such as anger and overexcitement, are child’s play.
5. Separate haters from cooperators
It’s not adulthood to dismiss all criticism as “hate.” It’s a crackdown on bad behavior. But being able to separate constructive criticism from negative reasons is a sign of maturity. Ignore the hatred, accept the helpful criticism, and continue on your path to full maturity.
6. Respect those who have nothing to offer
Respecting your boss is selfish. you need that job Do you respect delivery drivers, busboys and homeless people who seem to have nothing to offer you and no means of recourse if they get hurt? It is selfless and a sign of maturity.
7. Ask others about themselves
One parent said he heard a teen ask, “How was your day?” The first time I felt like I was being flipped over by a feather. Asking others about their day, emotional state, and life is evidence that you are growing as a person.
8. Prioritize needs over wants
You have to pay off that debt. Or do I want an expensive handbag or a new PlayStation? Lord, give me the maturity to know the difference.
9. Realize that it’s not all about you
Your boss doesn’t take four hours to reply to your email because he’s mad at you. They are dealing with a professional or personal crisis and will respond as soon as possible.
It takes growth to understand that events unfold outside the confines of your own little world. In some cases, they may not grow at all.
10. Chip well
A mature person will understand that the extra $5 will be used up anyway, so it’s better to take credit with Karma Bank and tip the waiter an extra Lincoln.
11. Take a Saturday night off a few times a month
Whether it’s for physical health, bank accounts, family ties, or other motivations, taking a Saturday night off a few times a month might be a mature decision. No need to go to bars, restaurants and clubs every weekend. Weekly parties are a play for the young (and immature).
12. Spend less time on social media
And yet you are sitting there reading the last line of this article. thank you.