The Adulting Workbook

The "I Did It!" Approach to Work, Life, and Getting Your Act Together

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Pub Date 19 Dec 2023 | Archive Date 14 Dec 2023

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Whether you’re 22 or 52, learn all the things about adulthood they didn’t teach you at school in this accessible and encouraging workbook.
Being an adult is hard. And it’s not just the big things like buying your own home, getting married, having children, or saying goodbye through death or divorce that make us feel like grown-ups—it’s all the necessary little things along the way that nobody celebrates, but that are hard nonetheless. When 63% of Gen Zers and Millennials (representing ages 18 to 42) report not feeling like they were prepared for the responsibility of being an adult and that they're already feeling burned out by adulthood, something has to change.
The Adulting Workbook gets it, and is here to help. It's one part habit tracker, one part advice guide, and one part cheerleader, giving you tips and tricks on a variety of adulting subjects. You'll also find celebratory reward badge icons for adult milestones, such as:

“I made a shopping list and followed it.”
“I made a phone call.”
“I put on clothes that weren't pajamas.”
“I didn't waste my afternoon scrolling on social media.”
“I worked out.”
“I paid a bill on time.”
“I put the dishes away.”
“I updated my resume.”
"I drank water."

By earning these “I did it!” successes along the way, you’ll feel good about the small steps you take on your path to full-fledged adulthood. Comfortably arranged by topic, you can jump to the chapters that affect you the most, so you can learn just what you need for this moment. Subjects include:
  • Financial Management (budgets, taxes, 401(k) & IRAs, savings, handling debt, buying big-ticket items); one in three Gen Zers and Millenials say they do not feel financially independent
  • Employment and Career (resumes, how to dress appropriately, how to act/speak in meetings, office relationships)
  • Health & Wellness (regular checkups and screenings, preventive medicine, diet and exercise)
  • Relationships (romantic, platonic, friendships, neighbors, roommates)
  • Home (down payments, furnishings, what to stock in the cupboards, cleaning and maintenance 101); half of Gen Zers and Millenials feel they will never be able to afford a home, and this book will show them the path

Within each topic are guided writing prompts to explore why you’re stuck and actionable "Adulting Challenge" exercises to get you moving again. A layflat binding makes the workbook easy to write in and its compact size means you can work on your grown-up skills everywhere you go.

Even if you don’t yet feel like an adult, this guided workbook will help get you on your way.

With so much of our lives and contact going digital, the Guided Workbooks offer an intimate way to nurture your connection with yourself and the people around you. 

Other books in the series include: Finding Your Authentic SelfStop Overthinking5-Minute Productivity Workbook3-Minute Positivity Workbook52 Weeks to Better Mental HealthTarot: A Guided Workbook to Unlock and Explore Your Magickal IntuitionAstrology: A Guided Workbook to Understand and Explore the Wisdom of the Universe, and Finding Your Balance: A Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Workbook.
Whether you’re 22 or 52, learn all the things about adulthood they didn’t teach you at school in this accessible and encouraging workbook.
Being an adult is hard. And it’s not just the big things...

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I think putting your best foot forward and always looking ahead not behind is such an important trait for any human being to have. Now, this is easier said than done, but something that we can all work on. Working and redefining ourselves is the epitome of being human. I think that sometimes we become so caught up on the hype and trying to please others before we please ourselves is so detrimental.

This author was able to bring out those lessons that we need to hear and learn in order to become our best selves!

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This isn't really a self-help book, although there is some good practical advice here. Rather, it's an assessment on where you are in different areas of your life.
There is no magical moment when you suddenly feel like an adult, and this workbook starts out with an assessment of what you think an ideal adult is. There are no wrong answers, but it's a great idea to think about the people you look up to and who had a positive influence on your life so that you can work on having those positive attributes.
Then there are several assessments on different areas of your life, such as health and diet, so you can set goals and decide what your goals are. Goals change over time, but it's easier to work toward a life you love if you can picture it.
I especially loved the advice about careers, where it helps to make a resume and gives advice like how to keep boundaries at work. The information about buying and renting homes was also very useful. There's also great advice on relationships, such as how to make friends as an adult and how to break up with someone, and then at the very end practical information about laundry, insurance, and how to make coffee.
I loved it. Thank you NetGalley

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