We all focus on what’s coming next, and it’s important to be mindful about our future, but we don’t want to get carried away. While it’s important to have goals to aspire to because they can help us do better at school, worrying too much about the future can cause us more stress than is good for us.
You might experience a lot of pressure to know what you’re going to be – or perhaps you feel like all your friends know what they want, but you don’t. It’s fine not to know. It’s far more sensible to take your time and make the right decision for you than to rush and make the wrong decision.
Some people have a clear idea of what they want to be in the future, but most people have no idea. Knowing what you want to do “when you grow up” is a big question that many adults still ask themselves - so it’s a lifelong question that can change over time. It’s important to know that there are not just one or two chances to make up your mind. There are lots of options and opportunities to pick different routes through your life.