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Self Esteem “To establish true self-esteem we must concentrate on our successes and forget about the failures and the negatives in our lives.” ~Denis Waitley.

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1 Self Esteem “To establish true self-esteem we must concentrate on our successes and forget about the failures and the negatives in our lives.” ~Denis Waitley

2 Learning Targets I can define self esteem and identify strategies to maintain a positive self esteem. I can differentiate between high self esteem and low self esteem.

3 Daily Journal Week Describe your room at home. What are you proudest of and why?

4 How do you start your day? Jessica’s Daily Affirmation What do you do everyday to get you motivated?

5 Self Esteem & Your Health Self Esteem is the confidence and worth that you feel about yourself Self esteem influences everything you do, think, feel and are. It is one of the most important factors in your overall sense of well being.

6 Self Esteem How you feel physically, mentally, and socially can affect your self esteem and your level of self esteem can affect your physical, mental, and social health!

7 Self Esteem Negative internal messages can affect positive internal messages. Many people base their self esteem on external factors, however self esteem comes from knowing AND accepting you for who you are.

8 Be All You Can Be Activity Get into small groups Form a circle Wait quietly for instructions

9 High Levels of Self Esteem High levels of self esteem means you can accept yourself; including any weakness, illness, or handicaps. You admit your mistakes and take responsibility for your actions. People with high self esteem usually have healthy relationships and seek people who respect them.

10 Low Self Esteem People with low self esteem tend to let others influence them. They engage in people pleasing and approval seeking. Low self esteem may cause people to engage in unhealthy behavior to try and gain respect and popularity. They have few satisfying relationships. Their behavior may turn off or frighten away the person they were trying to impress.

11 How is Self Concept Built & Destroyed? Destroying Comparing yourself to others Putting yourself down Substance Abuse Building Find a good role model Praise & compliments Focus on the positive Keep criticism to a minimum Set & achieve goals Learn from failure or mistakes

12 Spread Some Sunshine

13 Tips for Building Self Esteem 1.Identify with people, books, videos, TV shows, etc. that build your self esteem 2.Build up others-give sincere compliments often 3.Think positively 4.Set and achieve goals 5.Do something challenging each day 6.Look your best 7.Eat correctly 8.Do something for someone else (pay it forward) 9.Learn a new skill 10.“Act as it” you possess traits you would like to have 11.Observe self concept people 12.Handle things one at a time 13.Use criticism constructively 14.Ask for help-take advantage of learning opportunities 15.Improve your personal living space 16.Allow personal growth time each day 17.Post self improvement reminders in obvious places 18.Do not say negative things about yourself 19.Reward yourself often 20.List your accomplishments each evening 21.Volunteer to share your skills with others

14 How do values and morals fit into feeling good about yourself? Knowing yourself is a prerequisite to a good self esteem Discover your values – a value is something you strongly believe in Live by what you value – the closer your values come to your actions the happier you will be.

15 Emphasize your strengths. Change what can be changed. Some things fast, others gradual, and others never. There are things we inherit but we can change our attitude about it. Try new experiences.

16 There are two different people in the world. One that says “I wish I had” and the one that says “I’m glad I did”. Remember you can have anything in this world if you just believe in yourself.

17 Ticket out the Door 1.What is self esteem? 2.Explain how self esteem affects your life. 3.What is the difference between high self esteem and low self esteem? 4.Provide examples of strategies to building self esteem and how to avoid destroying self esteem


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