You can get over peer pressure….
When you know the real reason behind them for pressurizing you at work place.Check whether it is due to your inconsistency in handling the task or is it forceful done to make you an odd one among them to meet their requirement.
You feel peer pressure because you care about what your peers think and you want to fit in.
Stop caring about what people think – because it doesn’t matter (except of course about what kind of reputation you want to build).
And stop trying to fit in because, well it’s a waste. And it’s more interesting to stand out.
The educational system, school, and teachers – all play a vital role in a child’s school life. However, the most influencing factors are the eyes as little as their own, the giggles that sound similar, the little hands that fumble together, the baby feet that run around the corridors, the minor things that they falter at, the silly pranks they play on each other, the inconsequential quarrels they have and the little hearts that fill with joy while being together. The first day when your child steps into a school, among several worries like willingness to join the school, reaching on time, liking their teachers and eating well, an underlying worry that lingers on a parent’s mind, is their child’s early impressions about his/her “peers”.
I don’t know any tricks or tips, what has worked for me is my decisivensss. I always hang out with my friends and colleagues. Most of them drink whereas I don’t.
They often offered me a drink saying “Try to karke dekh, ek glass mein kuch nahi hota” ( Just try it once, nothing happens when you drink one glass). I always reply no thank you. No matter what, my reply is always “no, thank you. I don’t drink”. That’s it. If your colleagues respect you, they will not force you further. If they don’t respect you enough, you need to make some serious changes whom you hang out with.
Situations may differ but your constitution and attitude ultimately decides how you will deal with it. Also there is no way to avoid peer pressure, our society is not such a kind where people attain maturity after one encounter or exchange. After refusing several times for many several things, my friends still try to pressure me into situations where I can’t refuse. I take a step back, relax and say what my views are. Try not to be hurried into something.
Decisions Go Wrong
Bad Habits are Cultivated
Peer pressure is a double-edged sword. Like drugs, it can be good and incredibly harmful, depending on how one uses it.
Peer pressure is often defined as a bad thing, pushing impressionable young people to conform to sociatal norms that could be detrimental and conforming, thus ruining individuality of self. However, it could also be a driving force to change oneself for the better, as long as you’re with the right people.
Peer pressure has its roots on the social status which is specifically assigned by you to yourself.
So, the lesser you think you are, the more willing you might be to do whatever’s considered cool or fad among your group. If you think you’re less cool than your friends then you are subconsciously motivated to do whatever makes you look cool in their eyes.
This is what gives a considerable amount of control on how. “others behavior can manifest YOUR actions”.
There are different kinds but I’ll just stick to the bad habits related to peer pressure.
DEALING WITH IT.
A simple rule I apply whenever I’m buying something “ if there’s any reason other tthse necessity. I’m not buying it.
No other factors can motivate me to buy stuff. For example
— a 30% discount
—buy one get one
—Buy this and be eligible for something else.
—Make a purchase more than XXX amount get 5% discount.
I try to make sure that none of the above factors influence my spending behavior.
I think a similar version would give more or less same effects in this aspect too.
If your friend offered you a joint.
What are the reasons you would smoke that.
You want to try how it feels.
Now, why the hell an exception.
This is where YOUR choice lies. This can only be decided based on your morals.
Hope this makes some sense.
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