Every year, on 12 August the United Nations’ (UN) International Youth Day celebrates the efforts of the world’s youth and their contributions to society. As well as recognising achievements, the day also aims to inspire young people to be more actively involved in their community. To help promote this, Life Coach Directory wanted to look at the difficulties younger people face and how youth coaching can help.
During our transitional years, when we grow from child to adult, there are generally quite a few rough patches. Such difficulties may include:
- problems at school (exam stress, bullying etc.)
- problems with friends
- family issues
- relationship difficulties
- lack of self-confidence
- lack of motivation
- difficulty deciding what to do after school ends.
Even if you are lucky enough to escape such problems, at this age most of us feel torn between wanting independence and shying away from responsibility. Not having a sense of direction or purpose at this stage in our lives can exacerbate stress, making difficult situations feel even worse.
How youth coaching can help
For some people, hiring a coach is an ideal option to help them get back on track. A youth coach can help you uncover your passions and talents, and will work with you on an action plan for the future. Whether you choose to utilise these skills at school/work or you decide to contribute in some other way, having a better understanding of your goals is the key to self-motivation.
On top of this, a youth coach may also be able to help improve your family dynamic or encourage certain skills to help you develop personally. A youth coach doesn’t look to ‘fill in’ as a parent or teacher, they are simply there to provide a sense of support and guidance when you need it.
If you’re feeling unproductive, de-motivated or simply bored, London based life coach Georgina Elliott has the following tips:
Set the right goals for you
An essential ingredient to achieving your aims in life is having the motivation to take the (sometimes challenging) steps to get there. Try to make sure your goals are what you really want to achieve and make a list of all the benefits that will make all the hard work worthwhile!
Work hard, play hard!
A major factor of a happy, successful life is having balance. Whether you are studying or embarking on a career, work hard but also make time for interests outside of work that you really enjoy.
Surround yourself with the right people
The people in our lives are incredibly important. We need them to love, live with, work with, socialise with and to give and receive support. It’s vital that the people in your life are the right people: like-minded, positive and willing to support what you want to achieve in life.
There are so many reasons why doing voluntary work can be massively beneficial; it’s a great way of connecting with new people and achieving a sense of enormous personal fulfilment. Plus it says a lot about you as a person, when submitting a CV or UCAS application.
If you want to find out more about youth coaching, how it could help you and where to find a coach in your area – visit the Life Coach Directory today.
For further information or to arrange an interview with life coach, please contact Katherine Nicholls.
Tel: 01276 301239