2Journal #2 Elaborate on this statement: “You can’t love others until you love yourself.”
3Definitions Self-concept: Picture or perception of ourselves. Self Esteem: Feelings we have about ourselves.Self-ideal: The way we would like to be.
4How is self-esteem built & destroyed? BuildingFind a good role modelPraise & complimentsFocus on the positiveKeep criticism to a minimumSet & achieve goalsPerfect your skillsDestroyedComparing yourself to othersPutting yourself downDrug/Alcohol abuse? OTHER ?
5Tips for building Self Esteem Identify with people, books, videos, television shows, etc., that build your self-esteemBuild others – give sincere compliments oftenThink positively!Set and achieve goalsLook your best to feel your bestEat correctlyDo something for someone else! Random acts of kindness!
6Tips for building Self Esteem Use criticism constructivelyAsk for help – take advantage of learning opportunitiesImprove your personal living spaceAllow personal growth time each dayReward yourself often
9What can you do to build your self-esteem when you get out in the “real world”? Accept yourself:Stop worrying about the things you can’t change.Be more accepting of others and the things they can’t change.Your self- worth SHOULD NOT be based upon what others think of you, but how you feel about yourself.Try not to compare with others.It’s unfair.You may compare their strengths with your weaknesses.Judge yourself in terms of your own growth.
10Best Friends Would you take better care of yourself? Would you be kinder to yourself?Would you be more forgiving of your humanimperfections?If you realized your best friend was yourself?Who is always with you everywhere?Who is on your side when others are unfair?And tell me, who will never let you downin any situation?Who will always see you get your share?And that’s why I’m a best friend to myself.And I take me out whenever I feel low.And I make my life as happy as a best friend wouldI’m as nice to me as anyone I know!
11Compliments!!! Practice thinking positive and accepting compliments. Just say “thank you” when given a compliment.Give compliments to others It makes you feel good.
12There are two different kinds of people in the world. The one that says “I wish I had”andThe one that says “I’m glad I did”Remember you can have anything in this world if you just believe in yourself.