Below are some of the ways in which you can be more mature in life.
Always review your actions in retrospect: ‘If you think you behaved inappropriately in a given situation, assess what went wrong and how you could handle it better next time; maybe you lashed out at a colleague or you became party to spreading a malicious rumour about a friend, whatever it is that you did, make a note of what you could have done instead as this prepares you to deal better with similar situations in the future”.
Stop looking for sympathy and stop feeling sorry for yourself: “Self pity is OK but only for a while because it severely stops you from making any personal progress and life’s too short to take extended pit stops”.
Live in the present and let go of the past: “The past is a comfortable place, it is a familiar place, unlike the uncertain future which scares you and excessive fixation with the past signals a deep psychological problem; so savour the good memories of your past, but always look towards the future”.
Be more action oriented: “At the end of the day, there will be a million things that will work against you; instead of complaining, try putting your mental energy into finding solutions to accomplish your task so stop wasting your time with ifs and buts; and for heaven’s sake, stop crying over spilt milk’.