The go-to guide for millennials who are confused about growing up—and need advice on how to do so in a mindful, happy way.
If you feel like the moment you entered adulthood your entire life has become a negotiation rather than a choice, you're not alone. Millions of adults around the world feel like they're not living up to their potential.
But, mindset coach and creative entrepreneur Katina Mountanos has a secret: it's possible to get off the work-gym-sleep hamster wheel—and never look back.
In On Adulting: A Guide To Growing Up In A Mindful, Happy Way, Mountanos shares her exact formula for crafting an adult life that's full of choices. Through her wildly popular blog and community, she's helped thousands of millennials start telling the truth about what they actually want their life to look like. And now, she's helping readers everywhere escape the rat race, make bill-paying and laundry more fun, and live a life they're passionate about.
You'll learn Mountanos's blueprint for being a mindful and happy grown-up, which includes:
Why you're addicted to collecting praise and trophies from a scientific perspective - and how to put an end to it
How to stop following "the rules" even when it feels impossible because you're chained to your paycheck
How to figure out what your passion is in less than 24-hours using a little known creative exercise
Learning a mindset shift that you can apply to boring adulthood tasks such as paying off your loans or meal prepping on Sunday evenings
How to navigate the shift in relationships—friendships, familial, romantic—as you grow, through advice from experts
Developing a clear personal mission statement that guides who you want to be when you grow up, not only what.
On Adulting is packed with tactical tips, real-life stories, and expert advice in order to live a mindful, happy, and conscious life.
“Oh, to have had this book when I was in my 20s! Katina is Saturday night, Sunday brunch, and Monday morning rolled up into one: that unicorn friend with whom you can party all night, share your deepest insecurities, and get down to the nitty-gritty on money and career. I hope that my mentees, younger cousins, and friends' Millennial kids have a Katina in their life; even if they do, I'm buying this book for them. In fact, I'm keeping a copy for myself, because the questions and exercises in On Adulting are ones that all of us should be exploring—no matter what our age and stage.” —Christine Bader, author, The Evolution of a Corporate Idealist: When Girl Meets Oil
"With clarity and compassion, Katina Mountanos digs deep into the pressing issues that millennials are facing today. This book is an invitation to take a closer go beyond what’s holding us back in pursuit of sustainable growth." —Morgan Harper Nichols, artist, poet, and author of All Along You Were Blooming: Thoughts For Boundless Living
"This book is refreshingly honest and I think goes straight to the heart of the anxiety and fear that many young people feel. Written with authenticity and wry sense of humor, it offers real, concrete tactics to help you face your fears and get past them. I've been an adult for 30 years, and it was still an enjoyable read." —Celeste Headlee, journalist, TED speaker, and best-selling author of Do Nothing: How To Break Away From Overworking, Overdoing and Underliving