Even though, peer pressure is most common problem faced by young children, it can certainly happen to everyone at any age. It will be like feeling that you have to do something just because your friends are doing it.
Combating peer pressure
Peer pressure, if reflected in positive way to mould yourself into better person, it will be okay.
But if it is leading to addictions or even to lowself esteem and lack of self confidence, then it can wreak havoc on your life.
Follow these successful ways to overcome peer pressure.
Choose friends wisely
While you are choosing your friends ensure that they are supportive for you in a positive and healthy way.
Realize the difference between someone who forces you to waste money on things that you don’t need and someone who draws you out of unhealthy habits.
Be aware of bad habits and ill effects on health
More often many of us, as a result of peer pressure, get into bad habits like smoking, drug addiction and alcohol abuse. So, be aware that these sort of bad habits are quite dangerous for our health.
Focus on your inner strength
Force yourself to boost self confidence in order to resist something that you don’t actually believe in.
When you are undergoing peer pressure, prepare yourself mentally and make a commitment that you are not going to change yourself and learn how to deal effectively with uncomfortable situations in life.
(Orchid Recovery Center)