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I think that it is important that we all broaden our horizons a little bit, and what a better way to do that than to meet new people and make friends. I think this is because our society is surrounded by so much technology, we forget that we have lacked in the socialising department. We do use a lot of social media sites but what I think that counts is communicating face to face. Not only is it better to spend time with each other face to face, but you also are getting away from technology and creating memories with people that you’ll never forget.

I know that it can be hard to be apart from your laptop, phone etc but it is good for you to spend free time from it and one of the best ways to do this is to meet new people, make friends, explore your town/city etc. We all live in oblivion. We have forgotten that other humans do exist in the real world and that we can meet them in person and actually communicate with them.

If you do go to clubs with other people that have the same common interests as you then you can always start a conversation with them, you’ll never know where you and that person could end up. Approaching people is definitely a confidence booster, as soon as you know you can approach someone and start a conversation with them, you’ll gradually become more confident within yourself. Meeting new people is fun especially if done in an environment you enjoy. One important thing to remember when meeting new people, you shouldn’t be too forceful or have high expectations of them. You two or possible more are gradually getting to know each other and it’s important to show that you can respect them and their decisions when getting to know each other.

A lot of friendships and meeting new people is done over the internet. Some people find it easier to communicate over the internet. I suppose if you or the other person/people are nervous, anxious etc, it might be best to start talking to each other online so that you can kick start your relationship feeling a little more confident than you rather would in person. It is important to meet people in person but I think another way to maintain your friendship when not together would be by using social media. There are pros and cons to using the internet but it is a great way to support each other if you aren’t there with them, to make plans etc. The danger though is when you only talk to each other via social media. It wouldn’t be a healthy relationship, if you two wouldn’t be able to spend time together in the real world. It can be hard to pluck the courage to talk to one another if you are used to talking to each other by text etc. It is important to know that your friendship isn’t going to end up anywhere if neither of you talk to one another, once you do you’ll feel more relaxed and comfortable around them. It only gets better from that moment.

I hope that you all experience something new and great everyday of your life. Life is all about learning and living through wonderful moments with different people by your side. Cherish all the people around you and your future family and friends.

Thanks for reading

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Peer Pressure

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I apologise for not writing my blog last week, I had an unexpected shift at work but no need to dwell on that. Today I have chosen to write about peer pressure as this was previously brought up earlier in the week and I think this is a reason as to why teens choose to do what they do.

Most teens are peer pressured to do something or try something new, in some cases the person being pressured wants to try whatever they are being pressured into and sometimes use the pressure as an excuse. Friends can sometimes encourage you to do bad things like smoke, drink, commit crimes etc. If your friends do pressure you or make you feel uncomfortable then you should know when to tell them to stop and perhaps you shouldn’t talk to them anymore. If they push your boundaries and don’t  know when to stop, then you should tell them and put them in their place. No one should ever make you feel awkward or uncomfortable in a situation especially a friend. You know where the line is and if it’s necessary, you should have to tell them.

Occasionally, people will give into peer pressure because they want to fit in with everyone else. Some people think being different is bad and that we should all be the same but that makes life boring. Another reason why people may give in is because people are afraid to lose their friends. If they were your real friends, they would respect and understand when they have crossed the line. You shouldn’t be ashamed or embarrassed to say no. You don’t have to be in a situation where you feel awkward, everyone has limits whether they are stronger than others, no one’s self respect should be taken away. “Good friends will respect your individuality”. 

The media can sometimes also affect peer pressure. More and more things are becoming acceptable in magazines, on the TV etc, women and men’s bodies are being exposed more. I think because of this, teens think it is okay to push people to their limits and beyond. They don’t realise how people feel and think about the exposure and abuse towards teens because of the media, people don’t realise how much of an effect it has on this generation.

Your friends can teach you a lot about yourself, they help you develop and learn more things about you that you may not have known without their help. Friends can help you, support and motivate you to succeed with anything in life. However, some friends can influence you to do bad things because of peer pressure.

I hope today’s blog was an interesting read for you.

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Managing Stress

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Tests, traffic, Twitter. They are all so overwhelming, do you ever feel like that you don’t know how to escape from all this stress but it just seems to build up more and more? I’m going to give you some tips on how to manage stress and I hope it works for you, just remember never to take it out on anyone because it could result in an argument or something else which could cause more you stress anyway good luck!

Stress causes many health problems: headaches, high blood pressure, disrupted sleep, upset stomach, memory loss and risks of heart attacks. It can also drain your immune system which means that you are more likely to catch a disease and your body will be more prone to receiving something harmful. Tense or sore muscles, shallow breath and an increased heart rate are signs that you are too stressed out. To manage stress, you must find what is causing it and then try to get it out of the way, doing this will make you feel much more comfortable and relaxed.

Here are a few tips to help you calm down and relief the stress:

1. Stay in to recuperate- when you are stressed out, you may feel that you want to tackle all thongs at that moment all at once but that will result in even more stress and failure. Find a simple routine to follow because studies show that repetitive tasks help your brain to remember and focus.

2. Clean Yourself- now this might sound a little odd but having a nice warm bath or shower will boost your mood. The sensation of warm water triggers responses in the body and brain. Just think of your next shower/bath as a warm liquid hug.

3. Get out for good vibes- yoga and meditation helps the mid focus and it also decreases anxiety. If you aren’t into that kind of thing then you could go out for a walk, the fresh air will improve your mood and make you feel a lot better inside. Instead of texting your friend, you could go round their house or invite them round and have a good laugh, laughter releases endorphins which creates happiness.

4. Treat yourself to something yummy- you could have a cheeky chocolate bar but I would like to put it out there that I’m not trying to encourage emotional eating BUT there are treats you can keep handy that will make you happier like dark chocolate. Sense of smell is a good way to relax. Studies have shown that the scent of spearmint and lavender have proven to decrease stress. Why don’t you go out and buy a lavender scented candle or have a spearmint tea, breath in the goodness.

Life is filled with ups and downs so when the challenges do come you now know how to deal with them and comfort yourself. Make sure that you put some of these things in your day to day basis, it will improve your emotions and make these things just important as breathing because it affects your health too.

I hope you found this blog helpful and that these tips improve your health, remember to relax and take it easy. Thanks for reading xoxo