Dealing with young adult pressures
Being young isn’t an easy road, there are so many things that might add to your already long list of pressures- like trying to make sure you’re doing well at school, taking care of responsibilities at home and trying to keep up with your social life. A lot of the time, it can make you feel like you need to have your whole life organised by the time you’re in your early 20s. While it’s great and important to set goals for yourself, it’s so important to remember that you can’t do everything at once or on your own Choma. So here are a few ways to handle the pressures you might be dealing with in your youth.
Remember- it’s not a race!
It’s easy to feel like everyone else is ahead of you in life. Let’s say you’ve been working towards your studies but it’s taken you a little longer than other people your age- this can make you feel disappointed and like you’re behind, but it’s important that everything in your life will happen in its own timing. You shouldn’t live your life trying to keep up with others, but you should live knowing that you’re in your own lane, and you’re doing just fine.
Keep a healthy sleeping habit
One of the things that can get in the way of how you deal with stress is how much sleep you’re getting. If you’re not getting at least 7-8 hours of sleep at night, it can be hard to keep your focus during the day, and it can lead to burnout.
Focus on your strengths
Being constantly worried about what you can’t do can really start to get in the way of all the things you can do. Instead of focusing on how you’re unable to enjoy some of the things you want to, keep in mind how much you can do with what you have. Ask yourself what it is you’re really great at, what you love doing and what your strengths are and use these as your ladder to unlock more opportunities for yourself.
More than anything, it's all about learning to understand yourself, so you can learn to love yourself and be truly confident in who you are. This doesn’t mean that the pressures of life will suddenly disappear, it means that slowly but surely, you’ll learn to deal with them in a way that suits you best.
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