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Why being Adaptable is important?

Do you begin each day with the mindset that you are prepared to handle whatever might happen? Or does the prospect of experiencing unexpected events or leave you feeling anxious?

The personality trait of adaptability helps determine how you respond to change. People who are highly adaptable are often described as "flexible, or as someone who goes with the flow’. While we may or may not naturally be prone to being adaptable, we can consciously decide to be flexible in our ideas and expectations. Over time, this changes our attitude which will naturally lead us to become better at adjusting to the circumstances we'll all inevitably face.



There are many plus points in being adaptable. If you're feeling the need to become more adaptable or have been told you need to be more flexible, realize that these benefits are well within your scope, but they may take a little practice. It means being a perpetual optimist and displaying extraordinary resilience. Adaptability talent can be possessed both in both attitude and action, and one can’t exist without the other. Learn how you can adapt to become better with these tips:


  1. Someone who is adaptable is exposed to new ideas, and doesn't need to do things just because "that's how they've always been done." They're able to expect changes and don't fear when things don't go according to plan.


  1. People who are adaptable excel as front-runners. They earn the respect of their peers and inspire those around them to embrace change. People are more likely to trust in you when the going gets strong. They realize how good you are at get used to new situations. Nobody cares about the person who does nothing but panic all the time. 


  1. Imagine you got bad grades due to a decline in study performance or some other reason. What's your first move? Do you give up, or do you think about how you can reposition yourself? Being adaptable can mean less time in worrying over your mistakes, and less stress as you tackle challenges at study.


  1. Teentalkinidia experts believe that being adaptable has many benefits, one of the most important of which is increased happiness: We constantly meet psychological threats. Some of us succumb, we feel hopeless, disempowered and some meet challenges, take the knock and learn something from it. Our ability to have life satisfaction and to have good relationships really depends on our ability to adapt.


  1. Bad things happen to all of us but if you take adversity in stride, never letting it destroy you; then you adjust your thoughts and expectations to suit your new reality. Rather than dwelling on "what could have been’. Being adaptable is similar to being resilient.


  1. Deriving positives from situations or projects that don’t go as planned can be hard, particularly if the loss was big, or a significant deadline is lost. However, being able to find the silver lining in everything you do is a brilliant example of adaptability skills in action, as it involves you to reset and reframe your focus, often taking a step back and viewing things less judgmentally and more objectively. If you find it difficult to identify the positives, start by noting down what you learn when things don’t go as scheduled, factoring this exercise in as a crucial part of your evaluation strategy.


A famous Chinese proverb says, "The wise adapt themselves to circumstances, as water molds itself to the pitcher." Being adaptable means you alter yourself to accommodate your circumstances.  This means less time trying to modify your circumstances, which may or may not work, and more time regulating your own attitude and expectations. This is a lifelong process, and the sooner you start trying to turn your life around, the better. Keep receiving change, and don’t see the destruction of the status quo as a bad thing. It may seem simple to alter your state of mind in this way, but you have to be bold, brave and courageous.


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Life skills every hosteler should learn

Life of a student is never easy, and if you are living in a hostel, things become even difficult for you
Gousiya Teentalkindia Content Writer

It is alarming how many students leave their homes without having proper knowledge of their day-to-day activities, as they have always had someone to look after them when they were at home. However, its never too late to learn something new. So if you are also planning to move to a hostel then here are a few life skills that you should learn.

Personal care and basic home skills

• Using basic kitchen appliances

• Washing clothes and learning how to take care of different fabrics like whites, types of denim, woolens, etc.

• Determine which clothes to take to the dry cleaners

• Make a bed as soon as you wake up

• Fold and arrange laundry

• How to properly clean kitchen platforms, tabletops, toilet, shower, bathroom floor, etc.

• Set an alarm and wake yourself up on time

• Get rid of bugs and spiders

Management & Organization Skills

• Creating and maintaining a budget

• Organizing all passwords, accounts and important documents in a safe place

• Learning how and when to pay bills

• Time management

• Basic calculation and how to split bills amongst friends

• Write a check

• Learn to pack smarter

Student-Specific Skills

• Shop smarter for books

• Keep track of your grades

• Keep track of assignments due

• Sign up/register for classes

• Maintain healthy study habits

• Contact professors for help

• Navigate to classes

• Discuss living guidelines with your roommate

• Locate the student section of your university’s web site

• Taking clear, readable notes

• Public speaking

• Seek out extracurricular activities you enjoy

• Create a schedule that works for you

• Maintain a healthy balance between your academic and social lives

• Writing a resume and cover letter

• Professionally formatting your emails

Transportation skills

• Understand Google navigation

• Change a tire

• Booking a cab using an app

• Utilize and navigate public transit

If you have any other skills that you would like to add to the list, comment below and share with the world!

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