How To Be More Responsible

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Gladys Garcia Vasquez

There are a lot of ways that someone can be responsible or can improve their responsibility. Being responsible can mean getting your work done on time, feeding your pets, doing chores, helping out your family members, or taking care of your money. There are many ways that someone can be more responsible.


One thing that people do is make excuses for things that they did. Instead of taking responsibility for their actions, they decide to blame someone else. There are also people who like to talk and complain about things instead of actually doing what they are supposed to do. One thing that can help is creating a routine you stick to. For example, when you get home, make something to eat like a snack. After eating, wash the dishes, and do not leave them in the sink or on the table. If you have work, do the work for at least an hour and after taking a break, you can go and do laundry, watch something on your tv or phone, and take your dog out for a walk if you have one. Having a routine makes your life more organized.


Responsibilities don’t just come from doing work at school or jobs, but also around the house. One thing that everyone should be doing is cleaning up after themselves, especially if you are the one who made the mess. No one should be cleaning up your messes. Putting things away the way they were is important. If you are  borrowing something from someone else, make sure you put it back the way it was, or if you see something on the ground pick it up and throw it away or put it back from where it fell from. Do things without other people asking you to. If you see that no one has done the laundry, you should do it. If no one took out the trash, you can take it out. Don’t wait for someone else to do it because someone else will do the same thing that you did. 


Another way for someone to be more responsible can be by telling the truth. Sometimes it is better to tell the truth rather than lie and create a bigger problem. Think before you speak because you can say something that can offend someone else. There are many times when someone says something without trying to be rude, but the other person still takes it offensively. Taking care of a task is a responsibility that everyone has, put it in your mindset that you have to finish something before leaving to go somewhere. For example, before going out, make sure that you clean your room or make food for when you come back. There are a lot of people out there that like to spend a lot of time on their phones, scrolling through social media and not realizing how much they spend there. Sometimes you have to set a limit on how long you are going to spend on your phone. 


There are many things that help you be more responsible. There’s things that people don’t realize they are responsible for because it’s a small task, but that’s how most responsibilities start, taking it step by step.