Wouldn’t it be great if all teens went through puberty happy, well adjusted and brimming with confidence? Unfortunately, most don’t and at some point end up unhappy or dissatisfied with some areas of their life. Setting and meeting goals is an integral part of keeping up a teen’s spirit and helping them address difficult issues.
Examine areas of your teen’s life that seem to trigger issues of confidence or self-esteem and start setting goals to address them. Things like body issues can be addressed by fitness and nutritional goals. Athletic or musical performance issues can be looked after by setting goals for practice and mentoring. Anxiety over poor academic performance can be rectified by setting goals in regards to tutoring, homework, extra reading/studying, etc.
Teens that live a sedentary lifestyle, (lying on the couch) are much more likely to have issues of confidence, concentration and depression. It’s crucial to get your teens involved in physical activities that will exercise their heart, mind and soul. Set goals that involve your teens playing outside rather than on the couch, as exercise is known to trigger endorphins that help regulate mood. Try making these goals fun and exciting so that the teen actually looks forward to them, rather than does them because they think they have to.
Make sure to set a series of small goals and be sure to celebrate them! Small goals are key in goal implementation strategy, as they teach teens to set small, attainable goals and make them feel like they’re achieving goals at every level, not just the big, life changing ones. It’s very important to celebrate small successes. Life is difficult for a teen and they’re likely to interpret small failures as huge, so why not teach them to interpret small successes as huge, to counterbalance.
Need some advice on how setting goals can help motivate your teen? Visit www.lifecoachintoronto.com and learn how Toronto Life Coach and Mentor, Ivana Pejakovic can help motivate your teen to achieve his or her goals.
Ivana Pejakovic is a Life Coach working with teenagers as they each make their own journey in life. Sometimes, with distractions all around us, we accidently or intentionally step off the road to self-discovery only to end up disoriented, confused and unhappy. Teens are particularly likely to step off the right path as they search for their true self and a place to fit.
Ivana works with two basic principles: self-love and self-awareness. Through these two principles, Ivana helps her clients experience fulfillment and balance, and she guides them to develop a healthy attitude and a healthy level of self-confidence and self-esteem. She aims for her clients to understand their true worth and potential, to focus on what matters, and to help them develop goals and a vision to guide them in a direction that is right for them. For more information visit www.lifecoachintoronto.com