Develop Habits Now That Will Make A Positive Difference In Your Life
*Headaches, stomachaches, and other annoying health problems are not medical emergencies and may be avoided by taking care of you.
*Eat a healthy diet and regular meals- (myplate.com) more vegetables, fruit, and whole grains and take a multivitamin daily.
*Engage in regular exercise- Find a fun activity (i.e. dance) and spend time (recommended 30- 60 min/day) doing it.
*Follow a regular sleep schedule* (8-9 hours of sleep per night is recommended)
*Wash your hands (use hand sanitizer) frequently and especially after using the bathroom and before eating
* Showering/bathing every day and wearing clean clothes each day, using deodorant, brushing /flossing your teeth, and keeping your fingernails clean
*Always wear your seat belt
*If there is a gun or dangerous tools or substances in your home keep them locked up or get rid of them.
*Avoid smoking any substance and avoid breathing second hand smoke
*Don’t take any drugs or medications unless they are prescribed by your doctor- for you
All medicines/drugs have side effects which may be harmful to you!
*Don’t drive if you don’t have a license or if taking any medications/ drugs. Don’t get in a car with someone who has taken drugs or alcohol.
*Choose your friends carefully. Only you can decide if you want to go along or not
*If you feel like hurting yourself of others, talk to a trusted adult. If you feel sad, worried, hopeless, or confused confide in a trusted adult.
Suicide is a permanent solution to a temporary problem!
*Don’t swim, hike, run or walk alone. Wear and carry protective/safety gear
* If you choose to engage in sexual activity ~ protect yourself (If you fail to plan, you plan to fail)
*If you feel you shouldn’t be doing something or shouldn’t be somewhere
Pay attention. , Stop, and Leave!
*Experience may be the best teacher but not if it costs you your life!
*You are responsible for your decisions and behavior- Take accountability!