So if you couldn’t guess by the title, this blog post is on things I wish I was told in my teenage years, like between 13-18 years. I figure that if I write this it should help someone else around those ages.
- Do well in school and revise.
I understand everyone ‘hates school’, but what you may not realise is how much this can actually affect your future. I didn’t revise and luckily got solid passes. I was more bothered about going out and getting drunk with friends. But if you’re wanting to get a good career, or go to university… you need those GCSE’s! At least 5 of them above grade C, and you will always need your English and Maths no matter what you do. The more and higher you get; the better!
- Treat your body with respect.
Eat healthy, exercise regularly, have high standards of personal hygiene, stress less. Alcohol, drugs, and smoking does a lot more damage than you’d think for. It’s okay going out and having fun, but don’t take your body for granted.
- You’ll never have it all figured out.
But that’s okay, trust me. I’m nearly 21 years old and every time I think I’ve got my shit together, I just don’t. You’ll constantly question friends, careers, your general life path. Just follow your heart, there will be ups and downs on the way. But life would be boring if it was amazing all the time.
- Be nice to your parents.
They’re the ones that created you, look after you and love you. They may seem like the worst people in your teens, telling you what you can and can’t do. But they do things for your best interest. You just might not realise that until your older. But be nice, they’re all you’ve got.
- Be yourself. No one else.
Those people you aspire to be? Whether they’re the popular kids in schools, or famous pop stars. They have insecurities and problems too. It’s okay looking up to people, but you should never change yourself to be anyone other than you.
- You will never have more free time than you do now.
Spend it all wisely. Experiment with hobbies, find out what you love doing in your free time. Do things that will help your future goals, like volunteering, or learning a new language.
- The outside world is better the online world.
Although the online world can be pretty awesome, you can achieve much more outside. Get out more, explore, and live your life. You’ll regret it if you sit inside online all the time.
Thank you for reading this post guys. Let me know if you are a teenager and these points have helped you. Or if you’re like me and wish you had the same kinda advice!
Lots of love,