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21 Signs You're Winning At This Whole Adulting Thing

Measure your life in Brita filters.

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1. Remembering to put water by your bed after a night of drinking.

If this isn't the the capstone of maturity, then what is?
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If this isn't the the capstone of maturity, then what is?

2. Making your own doctor's appointments.

When you no longer just ignore that fever/rash/actual bronchitis, you are officially grown.
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When you no longer just ignore that fever/rash/actual bronchitis, you are officially grown.

3. Doing laundry instead of just buying more underwear.

Just to clear things up, you'd have to wash that new underwear anyway. (YES, YOU WOULD). So really, this isn't even that good of a life hack.
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Just to clear things up, you'd have to wash that new underwear anyway. (YES, YOU WOULD). So really, this isn't even that good of a life hack.

4. Having a medicine cabinet with actual medicine in it.

And not just condoms, toothpaste, and cough drops — though those are important, too.
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And not just condoms, toothpaste, and cough drops — though those are important, too.

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5. Buying sheets that didn't come from the dorm section.

Grown Ass Adult Sheets are expensive AF but SO worth it.
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Grown Ass Adult Sheets are expensive AF but SO worth it.

6. Changing the Brita filter.

Like, at least once a year. That's all we're asking.
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Like, at least once a year. That's all we're asking.

7. Doing your taxes.

Doing it all online totally counts.
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Doing it all online totally counts.

8. Having safe sex.

Whether that's using condoms, birth control, or getting tested — that's something to celebrate.
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Whether that's using condoms, birth control, or getting tested — that's something to celebrate.

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9. Buying decorative pillows.

Otherwise known as the easiest way to look like you have your shit together. Find more here. Buy this one for $20 from Society6.

Otherwise known as the easiest way to look like you have your shit together. Find more here.

Buy this one for $20 from Society6.

10. Cooking fucking vegetables.

And realizing that you actually like them when you do it right. Here's a super-basic recipe to get you started.
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And realizing that you actually like them when you do it right.

Here's a super-basic recipe to get you started.

11. Exercising on your own accord.

And maybe even *gasp* enjoying yourself. Here are 15 exercises you can do basically anywhere.
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And maybe even *gasp* enjoying yourself.

Here are 15 exercises you can do basically anywhere.

12. Actually taking the high road.

Because knowing when to gracefully bow out of a disagreement/job/relationship is a true art form.
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Because knowing when to gracefully bow out of a disagreement/job/relationship is a true art form.

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13. Changing a tire like the actual MacGyver that you are.

Your badassery cannot be stopped.
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Your badassery cannot be stopped.

14. Learning wtf a 401k is.

Bonus points for actually contributing the max amount that your company will match.
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Bonus points for actually contributing the max amount that your company will match.

15. Buying something that's dry clean only.

*Buys shirt. Loves shirt. Wears shirt. Sees label.* "MOTHER FU---."
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*Buys shirt. Loves shirt. Wears shirt. Sees label.* "MOTHER FU---."

16. Actually dry cleaning that thing.

And not just wearing it once and calling it a day.
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And not just wearing it once and calling it a day.

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17. Having a pair of shoes resoled like a damn professional.

Worn-down soles aren't a death sentence to legit adults who know how to Google a shoe repair shop.
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Worn-down soles aren't a death sentence to legit adults who know how to Google a shoe repair shop.

18. Keeping a houseplant alive.

A cactus counts.
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A cactus counts.

19. Actually taking care of yourself while sick.

Turn on some Price Is Right, order some chicken soup, take some meds, and deal with it.
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Turn on some Price Is Right, order some chicken soup, take some meds, and deal with it.

20. Buying any article of clothing over $50.

The upside: It'll probably last a bit longer than those $7 shirts that made up the bulk of your adolescent wardrobe.
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The upside: It'll probably last a bit longer than those $7 shirts that made up the bulk of your adolescent wardrobe.

21. And every single time this happens:

Farewell, youth.
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Farewell, youth.