If you’re getting ready to turn 13 or are already in your freshman year of high school, then congratulations on making it this far, You’ve officially made it to the teenage years, and now you have to deal with more change than you ever thought possible.
If you know someone around your age who’s planning to take on this challenge, here are some tips that can help them along the way in becoming a successful teenager.
1) Stay in School
One of the main goals for becoming a successful teenager is to graduate high school and possibly even college, so make sure you’re getting your work done at least.
It may be tempting to skip class to play with friends or get a job, but all that’s going to do is ruin your chances at graduating. Not only will you not get your degree if you fail, but you might find it harder to find a job because people might think less of someone who didn’t finish school.
2) Set Goals for Yourself
As a teenager, you must set goals for yourself and work towards it at all times.
Tell yourself that:
I want to live up to my full potential. I want to try hard in school and be at the top of my class, or close to it. I want to be a dependable student and always be on time for class. I want not only participate in after school activities but do well at them too. I want to make friends that are genuinely interested in me as a person and are passionate about what they like.
3) Get a side Job
To be successful as a teenager, you can have a mini job or side hustle just to keep yourself busy and gain experience.
Look for positions that interest you, post your resume on as many websites as possible and take the time to research companies before applying. If possible, ask your family members if they know of any available opportunities.
4) Volunteer yourself
Service is one of the best ways to gain a sense of community and you may want to find a cause that is near and dear to your heart.
Volunteering is also a great way to develop skills, network and make a difference in your community. In short, volunteer and give back! And if you’re not sure how to start volunteering, here are four easy ways:
1) Volunteer at a food bank
2) Join an environmental cleanup crew
3) Become a tutor for younger kids
4) Do something creative like painting a mural or building furniture
5) Work Out
Working out is important for your physical health and mental health. If you’re feeling anxious or stressed, then a workout can help release the tension. You can also work out to reward yourself after accomplishing something on your To-Do list. Plus, working out makes you feel great!
6) Get Enough Sleep
Getting enough sleep is one of the most important things you can do to prepare your body and mind for a new day. Making sure that you have enough hours of sleep will allow you to better deal with stress, react more efficiently in difficult situations, and generally perform at a higher level in all aspects of your life.
7) Use Time Wisely and Learn How to Budget
One of the most important things you can do as a teenager is learn how to budget. In order to achieve success, you’ll need to know how much money you have coming in and what money needs to go where.
You also want to know when your bills are due so that you can pay them on time and avoid being late or overdrawn. Making yourself a solid schedule will keep you focused and prevent any wasted time from slipping through the cracks.
If you don’t like schedules, then just make sure that you’re always doing something productive and never giving up on your goals.
The other thing about time is that it’s never enough for all the work we have to do, It’s often difficult to balance everything we have going on in our lives and stay organized at the same time.