Dealing with pressureBe different! - It's OK to say no and do something different to your mates . Read more
Plan - Think about what you want to say to someone who is pressuring you. Be Honest - Tell whoever is putting pressure on you what you are thinking. Try to be honest. Be direct - Make what you say short and direct - don't give excuses. Learn by your mistakes - We all make mistakes. Learn from past experience but try not to dwell on them too long. Role model - Take a good look at a positive role model (someone you look up to) and learn from them. Practise - Try acting more confident in different situations. What do you want? - Think about how you feel when you do what YOU want. No doubt you feel in control, confident and calmer. Be your own best mate - What advice would you give a mate if they were feeling pressured? Take some of your own advice! You are important - Try and do things which make you feel good about yourself and boost your confidence.
Get HealthyGet balanced - Quite simply, we are what we eat. The key word is 'balance', if we get this bit right, our bodies will be in harmony. Try to have your 5 fruit and veg a day. Don't skip breakfast! - After going overnight without food, your energy reserves are low and your body, and perhaps more importantly your brain needs fuel. Read more
Drink plenty of water - Keep hydrated, it's recommended that we should drink about 2 litres a day. Water flushes out toxins! Exercise - Regular exercising provides you with more energy. Exercising, especially aerobic, increases the body's virus killing cells. Relax - This is just as important as staying fit. Make sure you recharge your batteries. Unwind, take up a hobby and start socialising - this can fight stress and depression. Get enough sleep - Between 7 - 9 hours a night is recommended. If you need a bit more, take it! Drink sensibly - If you are old enough to drink, go easy on the alcohol. Binge drinking can leave you with really bad hangovers, and increase your chances of being ill and getting into fights with your pals. Remember, alcohol is a depressant, if you're feeling depressed it's best to avoid alcohol. Quit the fags - It's a tough habit to kick. If you want help cutting down or quitting, your GP can get you free help and support. Don't be too hard on yourself - We all make mistakes or slip up; it is more important how you respond to a setback, than the setback itself. Try your best - We’ve all got different limits. Do your best and give yourself a pat on the back for your achievement!
Great Night Out
Get in the mood! - Blast out those tunes while you getting ready.
Plan your night - What to wear? Where to go? What you're going to do? Have a Munch! - Don't go out on a empty stomach. If drink is part of your plan - take it easy. Don't gulp! - Just sip and try to have soft drinks in between. Carry condoms .. .if you plan to do more than just kiss. Top Up - Have credit on your phone for those 'just in case moments'. Look out for your pals …and make sure they are looking out for you! If you can't be good, be safe!