The teenage years and early twenties are often some of the most challenging and turbulent times in a young person’s life. Not only are there so many physical events out there that can affect the young adult, but even turmoil within one’s body and mind. All of these issues combined can make life a huge challenge for them, and with new issues today, those challenges aren’t getting any easier.
Today, let’s tackle some of these issues to see exactly what the young adults of today have to face:
1. Identity crisis
Many young adults go through a period of an identity crisis, where they question who they are and what they want in life. This can be a confusing and overwhelming time, and with today’s media and so many people battling it out when it comes to identity, things don’t get any easier. However, I don’t see this as a downfall. Rather, see it as an opportunity to explore different aspects of your identity and find out what truly makes you happy. Remember, only through time do you fully know what you want and who you are, so enjoy the process!
Relationships, romantic and otherwise, can be a big source of stress and anxiety for young adults. Whether it’s navigating the dating world, dealing with breakups, or managing friendships, relationships can be difficult to navigate. It’s important to remember that these relationships are a learning experience, and you will make mistakes, but that’s okay!
For many young adults, academics are a big source of stress. Whether it’s the pressure to succeed in school or the fear of not getting into your dream college, academic stress can be overwhelming. It’s important to remember that your worth is not defined by your grades or test scores and that you are capable of achieving your goals. In fact, schools do not determine your success. There are many successful people of today who are school dropouts, and while we do not recommend dropping out to try and be like them, what we mean is that no matter your performance in school, success can be achieved with hard work and time.
Money is a big source of stress for many young adults. Whether it’s the pressure to find a well-paying job, the fear of not being able to afford rent or tuition, or the stress of managing student loans, money can be a big source of anxiety. And, with the turmoil that the world is going through, money seems to be going haywire, making the problem even worse. However, it’s important to remember that your financial situation is not permanent, and there are ways to manage your money effectively.
5. Mental health
Mental health is a big concern for many young adults. Whether it’s struggling with anxiety, depression, or other mental health issues, many young adults face challenges in this area. It’s important to remember that you are not alone in this, and there are resources available to help you.
If you’re facing any of these challenges, know that you are not alone. There are many people who have gone through and are currently going through similar challenges. Seek out support from friends, family, or professionals if you’re struggling, and remember that things will get better.
Chettiar Counselling & Associates offers psychotherapy to help individuals enjoy a non-judgemental space to process pain. If you are looking for young adult counselling in Ontario, do get in touch with us today!