The future can be a scary thought, especially when you have your whole life in front of you. You may have ideas as to what you want to be in the future, as well as what you want in your personal life. However, life is full of surprises, as we have seen with COVID-19.

As well as with the current state of the world, where there is uncertainty with the cost of living, climate change and so much more. Sometimes we may not know how to deal with the ramifications that come with these things, as well as not knowing how to deal with our emotions that can be caused by the above. 

We spend our childhood in school, so it can be scary to think about life without school. Life without the same schedule, the same people, feeling like you have to have all the answers to your future before you leave school and so on. 

Feeling worried and anxious about your future is ok, you are not alone. However, your future is in your own hands and you can make it what you want it to be. You can make the change you want and do the things you have always wanted. 

How can I feel less anxious about the future?

  • Talk – By talking to someone you trust, you can get the support you need, alongside being able to talk to someone about your future.
  • Take your time – Even though it seems like there is a rush to get on with your life, however, there isn’t. You’re allowed to change paths whenever you want or to take a gap year after school. It’s your life so make sure to take your time. 
  • Research – There are resources available to help you in making decisions about your future.

The future isn’t as scary as you think!

Overall, we are able to take more control over what we want, when we want to do it and we can live life to be able to enjoy it. The future is something to look forward to, it is in your hands, do what makes you happy.