Balancing Teenage Life

Kadynce Preiss, Staff Reporter

  Balancing life can be a challenge for any age. Life is a handful and we all need to learn how to balance all our obstacles. A famous philosopher once said “A balanced lifestyle sets the stage for optimal health and happiness, now and for the long run.” There are obstacles teenagers face the most. Some or most may struggle with self-esteem and body image, depression, and cyber addiction. Social issues play a big part in obstacles in life. Bullying, sexual activity, drug/alcohol use, and social media. 

   Personally, I struggle with balancing my life. Some days everything is a mess and others, everything is organized. I deal with the balance of everything from school, home, and work. I struggle with body image issues, depression, anxiety, and bipolar disorder. These issues have become my daily obstacle. 

   There are many ways to help balance teen life. A few ways to help teenagers balance life, prioritize what matters the most to them, organize tasks, challenge yourself in school, and leave enough time to take care of yourself. Prioritizing what matters the most is to choose a few activities that don’t interfere with your daily schedule. One way to decrease your stress load is asking for fewer hours at work if you aren’t doing so hot in classes or sports. Organizing falls into the same category as prioritizing, basically, if you are organized, you can focus on your priorities. Both your physical and mental health is very important and they need to be as healthy as they can be. I understand that some days are a struggle.

   There are always going to be struggles with balancing your life, but there are multiple ways to help with balancing life. It’s easier if you choose to put yourself first. Set realistic goals will also help with balancing life. Teenagers tend to get caught up in the moment and forget to do a lot of stuff. I as a teenager, I forget to do my homework or what hours I work. It becomes very stressful when I’m cramming the information into my head late at night. If you acknowledge your feelings is to feel whatever your feeling and let it settle in for a moment and then get back on the right track.

    School can be a stressful time period, all the homework and the teachers lecturing, it can become too much. Teenagers tend to put off homework because they are not understanding what the teachers are saying. 

   Teenagers struggle with body image issues, depression, anxiety, bullying, etc. Everything becomes a struggle and it makes it hard to get anything done. It may seem like nothing is possible, but I’m here to tell you that you can do whatever you set your mind to.