Journal #2 Elaborate on this statement: –You cant love others until you love yourself.
Definitions Self-concept: Picture or perception of ourselves. Self Esteem: Feelings we have about ourselves. Self-ideal: The way we would like to be.
How is self-esteem built & destroyed? Building Find a good role model Praise & compliments Focus on the positive Keep criticism to a minimum Set & achieve goals Perfect your skills Destroyed Comparing yourself to others Putting yourself down Drug/Alcohol abuse ? OTHER ?
Tips for building Self Esteem Identify with people, books, videos, television shows, etc., that build your self-esteem Build others – give sincere compliments often Think positively! Set and achieve goals Look your best to feel your best Eat correctly Do something for someone else! Random acts of kindness!
Tips for building Self Esteem Use criticism constructively Ask for help – take advantage of learning opportunities Improve your personal living space Allow personal growth time each day Reward yourself often
Good Self Esteem Leader to others Accept failure Doesnt submit to peer pressure Is not a threat to others Believes in self Willing to try new things Appreciate life Change the bad
What can you do to build your self-esteem when you get out in the real world? Accept yourself: –Stop worrying about the things you cant change. –Be more accepting of others and the things they cant 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. –Its unfair. –You may compare their strengths with your weaknesses. – Judge yourself in terms of your own growth.
Best Friends Would you take better care of yourself? Would you be kinder to yourself? Would you be more forgiving of your human imperfections? 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 down in any situation? Who will always see you get your share? And thats why Im 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 would Im as nice to me as anyone I know!
Compliments!!! Practice thinking positive and accepting compliments. Just say thank you when given a compliment. Give compliments to others... It makes you feel good.
There are two different kinds of people in the world. The one that says I wish I had and The one that says Im glad I did Remember you can have anything in this world if you just believe in yourself.