The feeling of “possibility in the morning” is something that many people, including teenagers, can relate to. It’s the sense of a new day full of potential and opportunities.
How do we get them to embrace this mindset?
Here are some tips to support them:
Fresh Starts: Just like everyone else, teens experience the hope and excitement that comes with a new day. Each morning is a chance to start over, try something new, or work towards their goals. Many times it is an opportunity to attempt something they failed at in the past. That is what a Growth Mindset looks like!
Goal Setting: Teens often have a lot of dreams and aspirations, whether it’s related to academics, sports, friendships, or personal growth. The morning is a time when they can plan and set goals for the day ahead. If they are not a morning person, looking ahead the night before is a great strategy as well to help support them.
Friends and Relationships: Teens may look forward to seeing their friends and building connections during the day. The morning can bring the anticipation of hanging out with friends and creating memories.
Independence: As teenagers gain more independence, the morning signifies a time when they can make their own choices and decisions, which can be both exciting and empowering. This is a great time to let go and allow them to plan and organize their day which offers them control of what the day will look like and take personal responsibility for any outcomes.
Challenges and Growth: Every day presents its own set of challenges, and facing them in the morning is a chance for teens to learn, grow, and become more resilient.
Embracing the “smell of possibility in the morning” can resonate with teenagers as they navigate the ups and downs of adolescence and look forward to what each new day might bring.
It’s a reminder that every morning is a fresh opportunity to pursue their dreams and create the future they desire. Yesterday is gone! Focusing on what’s next is empowering and a healthy way to navigate life.