Reaching the adolescent age, being a freshman or a sophomore year student could proof very challenging. This is the time to stand up for your individuality, take control and responsibility for your actions and decisions but peer pressure can completely alter your personality, reforming you into a person you never were or never wanted to be. Here are a few tips that may help you to manage you peer pressure.
• Be Roman
Instead of doing as the Romans do in Rome, be authoritative enough to be Roman. Hang out with people that have common interests and purposes and take time to find such a group so that you do not have to pressurize yourself in doing things that you do not feel like doing.
• Be Confident enough to Negate
Have the courage to say ‘No’ for things that do not match your ideals or fall short of your ethics sense. It does not always mean losing friends or being kicked out but actually you may encourage others to be brave enough and you might end up having a very own group.
• Avoid prejudiced behavior
Prejudiced behavior and judgmental comments are the actual reasons of ruining your friendships and bonds. Be respectful enough to other’s preferences and ideas and state only your reason for not tracing the footmarks of everyone else. Never say or judge anyone on the basis of your idea of right and wrong.
• Maintain higher perspective
Having a higher perspective of things can help you do away with such problems as peer pressures. It is the most difficult thing to look at the broader picture and be foresighted at this stage of life, but if you achieve this and maintain a mature gathering, you will not have to struggle to make tour way out of negative influences of peer pressure.