saying no to peer pressure

In college, especially when you move in to an apartment or house with your friends, you can be faced with a lot of situations where you need A LOT of will power. If you have a big group of friends, all you need is one person to implant the idea to drink because they’re bored, have no work, or just feel like it and then they convince everyone else to drink. I’ve been dealing with this a lot this semester. It actually is pretty annoying how much they suggest to drink. It’s almost every night..now you’re probably thinking I’m the biggest buzz kill over here but I think it’s important to have nights where you’re relaxed and just have a good night sleep and wake up feeling refreshed and ready to tackle the day- not hungover, wanting to die…we save that for the weekend. I like balance in my life. I’m extremely healthy and love working out and eating well because it makes me feel good. That completely is wiped out if I were to drink every night. I don’t know why it’s especially bad this year but literally every single night someone suggests drinking on a random night with no plan at all…just to drink. That’s a complete waste to me. A lot of time that suggestion just fizzles but also a lot of times it gets carried out. It makes me feel super uncomfortable to say no but I know what’s right for what I want and I’m not going to be convinced in to doing something I don’t want to do- for my academics and my body. During the week I’m in weight loss mode… I can’t drink every night, I’ll never lose weight and definitely GAIN it. I just think of the goal in mind for everything I want and know that one random Tuesday night of drinking just with our guy friends when I know it won’t even be that fun isn’t worth it. I’ve seen my roommates look like death the next morning and they always say it was nothing special. Meanwhile, I’m prancing around, wide awake, ready for the day. Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE partying…but I save that for the weekend. I work hard now, play harder later. I want to “earn” the celebration of making it through the week. It’s so much more rewarding and make those nights so much more special and fun. I do what I want and my grades and health/body will ultimately reflect those decisions –> okay I sound like such an annoying bitch right now, I promise I’m not. I’m just very driven! I care about a lot of things that most people don’t and I’m extremely determined… But I dooooo love my vodka :) Thursday, Friday, and Saturday only though :) :)

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