Good health doesn't happen by accident. As a teen, you're surrounded by all sorts of influences that can potentially harm your health or place you in danger. To overcome these influences, you need to make a plan to get and stay healthy and keep yourself as safe as possible.
Write down the steps you are willing to take over the next year to improve or maintain your health and protect yourself. Writing down your goals will actually help you keep them.
Your personal plan might look something like this:
Talk over your personal health and safety plan with a close friend or an adult you trust. Sharing your plan will help reinforce your determination to stick to your goals.
It may also help to print out our flyer, Teen VIP: Planning Advice for Teen VIPs (pdf), and place it on your bulletin board, mirror, or inside your locker door to remind you every day of the goals you've set for yourself.
Visit these teen websites for encouragement and helpful information on a wide variety of health and safety topics.