What traits would you want your younger generations to nurture?
Well, the list won’t end, to be honest.
There are things that we as kids enjoyed, which I still do.
But kids and teens of today are living a life of hustle.
Some don’t like being a teenager and wish to become adults just after high school.
And some adults want to reverse back the process.
It’s too confusing for teens about which trend to follow. They are mostly concerned about the things giving them instant popularity.
To make their problem resolve, I have come up with some ideas that I want the younger generations to follow.
Here goes the list:
Pieces of advice for today’s teens:
1. There is no need to rush for growth:
The teenage age is such a time, where people hustle at each and everything. They want to be treated as adults. They demand more freedom, more options, more entertainment like an adult would have. They like to wear more mature clothes, mature movies, and do matured things.
They want to make the growing-up process much faster. But they need to understand that this isn’t the way it works. No one can control time. When the right time comes, it will occur.
Childhood is the best period of one’s life. In all efforts, you’ll have to embrace your childhood as long as you can, because this is the time when one lives the best days of life. So carefree, no tensions and so many cuddles.
Just tell me, will you get more love when you grow up and become an adult than you get now?
2. Do not make plans for your future just right now:
This is the best part of your life. Enjoy it to the fullest. Don’t waste this time creating unrealistic plans for your future just right now. You might think of your passion to follow or your academic choices. People in their teenage years get confused and make poor decisions about themselves. You have not gathered any experience till now, so how do you know which way to choose?
The advice I want to give in this respect is that you shouldn’t put particular time frames on significant matters in your life. Mat it be your career improvement, love life, house buying purposes, or anything else, you should know that life is inconstant and whatever resolution you will take now, might not always work.
3. Friends are not your whole life:
No, i.m not asking you to disbelieve in friendship. What i/m saying is a very few of your big friend circles are going to be in touch with you as you grow. The circle will keep on getting smaller.
So choose your friends wisely.
4. Less use of gadgets will give you self-time:
Today’s teens are much more dependent on devices and media. Anything which is not trendy isn’t good enough for them. Although it helps to build a strong network of communication, it leaves an impact on their lives, mostly negative. Their mental health is also getting affected by electronic devices.
The more one uses gadgets the less they get time for themselves.
These bad impacts of social media platforms are slowly eating away young minds.
Also read: The benefits of quitting social media
You should limit your daily screen time and try to spend some time with yourself.
5. You are allowed to say ‘NO’:
Along with everything, the pressure on young teenagers is also increasing day-by-day. This includes academic pressure from parents, teachers, and constant comparison between friends. As you grow up you’ll feel more peer pressure rubbing against you.
You should know that it’s not important to say yes to everything. You can say ‘NO’ if you want to. It’s your life, your brain, and if you can’t take orders from anyone just say it.
Maybe your problems would find a solution just after you do that.
If any of your friends force you to drink or take drugs, you can say no.
Though taking drugs is an offense, you should report them to the police other than listening to them in fear of getting bullied at school.
6. Try to have fun:
Be confident, responsible, and reserved but don’t forget to have fun, says Forrest Tally Ph.D. Try to enjoy every moment and cherish its beauty. Often, children of this age forget to find the good amidst the busy schedule they are packed in. Be focused on things that make you happy, and not on unnecessary things which eat your time and make you exhausted. Other than thinking about how the water is, or how the boat is, try to enjoy the ride instead.
7. Seek help, when you can’t take it anymore:
With the increasing rate of deaths every year, it has come to notice the teen’s struggles. I can understand something very pathetic has happened to your life, but ending up your life isn’t the solution, is it?
Our mind has a specific limit to withstand stresses and anxiety, but dying can’t be a refuge.
Accept your failures. It is not mandatory to win every race of your life. We fail, things don’t work the way we thought it to be.
I, myself have failed so many times, but look, here I am, asking you to not let yourself down.
Ask for help. There are ways to improve your mental health as well as therapists who could end your misery. So don’t give up on yourself so easily.
With aging, your views on matters will change. The struggles that you’ll have to cope with, will make you stronger and effortless in decision-making skills.
Today, when you are small and not so grown-up, you might end up arguing with your elders in different viewpoints.
We would rather urge you to listen to what these other people might be asking you to do. Listen to your elders, because they’ll always know what’s best for you, even much more than you do.
The teenage years are some of the most physically and emotionally stressful times of your life, and too many disturbances will encompass you all the time.
You are not alone in this. People of your age mostly think this way.
Try reducing tensions and worries because this is the best time to enjoy one’s life.
Listen to your parents and work accordingly.
Let go of the worries and start living a happy and cheerful life.
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