2 Building Your Self-Esteem Bellringer:What are the benefits of having a highself-esteem?
3 What is Self-Esteem?Self-esteem is a measure of how much you value, respect, and feel confident about yourself.
4 Benefits of High Self Esteem: Increased respect for yourselfIncreased ability to reach goalsIncreased willingness to try new thingsIncreased feelings of valueRisks of Low Self Esteem:Vulnerable to peer pressureMore likely to make unhealthy decisionsMore likely to be critical of self and othersIncreased risk of depression and suicide
5 The Development of Self-Esteem Self-concept is a measure of how you view yourself.Your self-esteem affects the way you interpret messages from others.You can choose to view some negative messages as constructive criticism.Your self-esteem does not have to suffer from negative messages from others. You have the power to control your self-esteem.
7 1. Make a list of your strengths and weaknesses 2. Develop a support system of friends3. Practice positive self-talk4. Practice good health habits5. Avoid doing things just to “go alongwith the crowd.”6. Give credit where credit is due.7. Set short-term goals that willstrengthen your weaknesses8. Don’t be afraid to trysomething new.9. Nothing puts things in perspectivebetter that volunteering for those in need does10. If you experience defeat, don’t dwell on it.
8 Improving Your Self-Esteem Use Positive Self-Talk Send positive messages to yourself.Act with Integrity Integrity means doing what you know is right.Choose Supportive Friends Your friends should acknowledge your strengths and support your goals.Accept Yourself Focus on yourstrengths and let go ofweaknesses that you cannotchange.