Signs Life Is Going Better Than You Thought

September 21, 2016  |  
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Most people think that they aren’t very good at this thing called life. We usually think that around tax season in particular. Or anytime someone mentions a Roth IRA. Oh, and when we get a flat tire–or any extremely common but inconvenient issue comes up with our car. But you know what? That’s what certified public accountants and AAA are for. You have your own strengths. You’re knowledgeable in certain areas that that person doing your taxes knows nothing about! Yeah! So they can stop looking at you with that judgmental grimace…Okay, maybe I’m projecting now. But you get the idea; we’ve all felt that everybody else is on to the secret of life except for us, but that’s just not true. In fact, you may be doing better than you think. Here are 20 signs that you’re doing better at this thing called life than you thought.

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You only have friends you like

Remember when you hung out with people you didn’t like because you couldn’t set boundaries? Well, if you now find yourself around people you mostly enjoy, feel energized by and genuinely like, then you probably learned a thing or two about human relationships!
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You pay your bills on time

You wouldn’t believe how difficult it is for people to pay their bills on time even when they have the money to do it. If you took thirty minutes to set up auto-pays for all of your accounts, and never receive a late notice, you’re pretty on top of things.
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You don’t argue with insurance much

You actually know to call your insurance company and make sure that A) The doctor you want to see and B) The procedure you need is covered by them. So you don’t get any surprise bills that make you go broke. That’s pretty good.
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You can have people over at a moment’s notice

You’re not totally horrified if somebody shows up unannounced because your apartment is always pretty clean. It’s at least clean enough to have guests in. That’s probably more than a lot of people can say for their place.
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You don’t have any addictions

At least not any dangerous ones that truly affect your life. You’re not a gambler, a drug addict, an alcoholic, or a compulsive liar. You feel in control of your actions–there isn’t some addiction controlling your relationships, finances, and health.
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You have few burned career bridges

Sure, you’ve had to leave jobs. But you don’t have a boss out there who would tell some terrible story of you having sex in the office bathroom, or showing up drunk to work. You’ve parted all professional relationships with poise.
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You’ve burned few other bridges

All of your romantic and platonic relationships have ended peacefully…at least on your end. You may have some angry exes who spin the story differently. But you sleep soundly at night knowing you’ve always conducted breakups (romantic or otherwise) with grace and respect.
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You’re skilled and knowledgeable in something

You’ve actually stuck to something long enough to be considered skilled at it. You haven’t jumped, impulsively, between 48 lines of work. You’ve tried different jobs, sure, but usually in the same type of field, so, you’re a seasoned professional now.
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You eat mostly well

Do you have any idea how much of this country lives predominantly on fast food and microwave frozen meals? If at least 70 percent of your diet is made from fresh produce, lean protein and complex carbs that didn’t come out of a greasy bag, you’re in pretty good shape.
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You don’t deal with moochers

You aren’t constantly trying to collect on debts because you can’t say “No” when that flighty cousin asks to borrow money. You don’t have an unemployed friend (who isn’t even looking for a job) living on your couch, making a mess and bringing friends over. You’ve learned to recognize moochers and say “No” to them.
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You feel happy alone

You can enjoy a weekend of doing nothing but hiking, reading, and running errands alone. You don’t feel insecure or panicked at the idea that you didn’t socialize that weekend. That means you’ve reached some serious inner peace!
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You only have good debt

You know like, a line of credit that you pay off in a timely manner each month. Or a business loan that you’re paying the interest rate on, in a timely manner. But you never bought a $5,000 television on a credit card that you had no means of paying off. 
 
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You sleep enough

If you’re getting enough sleep, then you’ve figured out a lot of important things. It means you’ve learned to prioritize your health (aka turn down late night, weeknight cocktails), and you’ve carved out a life for yourself that allows you to get the rest you need. Do you know how many people work three jobs to sustain themselves, and only get four hours of sleep a night?
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You are working towards something

Even if you have what appears to be a dead end job filling out spreadsheets, you don’t have a dead end life. You have that job so you can finance the small restaurant you plan on opening in five years or the jewelry company you want to launch. You dream, and you work towards that dream. A lot of people settle.
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You can finance small emergencies

If you needed to fly home tomorrow to visit a sick relative, you could. If you needed to pay for a $100 cab ride from the middle of nowhere because a party you attended got a little weird…you could. You make enough money to keep yourself safe and to attend the events in life that really matter.
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You have life-long friends

Or at least some that you’ve known for a decade. That is a sign that you are solid, dependable, honest, trustworthy, and a joy to be around! We all know those people who cannot keep a friend for longer than six months. You’re not one of them. Yay!
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You talk to your family

It’s okay if you don’t like them that much, or if they drive you up the wall! That’s true for a lot of people. But many people cut their cut ties with their family entirely, because some things happened that can’t be undone. Or, because they were simply immature. But a family is invaluable; you’ll be happy you stayed in touch.
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You have things to look forward to!

Like a yearly tropical vacation, you take with friends, or that weekly kickball league you’re on, or that monthly wine club you participate in. Some people have nothing to look forward to because they cannot afford to, don’t have the time to, or are too depressed to make plans.
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You (mostly) love your body

Maybe you wouldn’t mind losing five pounds, and maybe you feel a little bad when you down a whole large pizza to yourself. But overall, your relationship with your body is sound. You do not abuse it by exercising it to the brink of death, or starving it, or forcing 4,000 calories into it in a binge. Eating disorders are more common than you may think, and they can control a person’s life. Appreciate the freedom that comes with loving your body.
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You help people

Whether you give your few spare dollars to the homeless when you can, walk dogs at a shelter, volunteer at a children’s art center or call the Bingo numbers at a retirement community, you give back. That’s amazing! It’s one of the best things you can do during your time on this earth, so if you’re doing it, you’re doing something right.

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