As you get older, you will be required to make more decisions and be more independent. This may seem daunting but it doesn’t have to be – it can actually be quite exciting as you are able to influence your own future.
However, sometimes you may need some help and advice from others, but where do you begin? Well, your parents or carers could be a good start. They are likely to know you very well, and be able to tell you whether or not something you have decided to do is likely to benefit you or not. You could also speak to any other family members, friends or even teachers. If you are involved in any organisations, you could seek advice from the people that run them – the more information and experience you have the better informed your decisions will be.
Being organised will also help you to make decisions. You could make a list of all the things you would like to achieve in the upcoming months, or even a year, and try to think about how you could achieve this and what you would need to do to get there. If you’re stuck between a few different options, you could always make a list of pros and cons about each choice and weigh up which would be best for you.
Ask plenty of questions. No question is a silly question and if you don’t ask then you’ll never know and you’ll regret it.
It’s your future so do what you need to do to make it a good one.
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