2 Objectives PS:A1 Acquire Self-knowledge PS:A1.1 Develop positive attitudes toward self as a unique and worthy personPS:A1.2 Identify values, attitudes and beliefsPS:A1.3 Learn the goal-setting processPS:A1.4 Understand change is a part of growthPS:A1.5 Identify and express feelingsPS:A1.11 Identify and discuss changing personal and social rolesPS:A1.12 Identify and recognize changing family roles
3 What is Self-Esteem?Self-esteem is a measure of how much you value, respect, and feel confident about yourself.
4 Effects of High Self-Esteem People with high self-esteem possess the following characteristics:They like to meet new peopleThey don’t worry about how others will judge themThey have the courage to express themselvesTheir lives are enriched with each new encounterThey are nicer to be aroundTheir ideas are met with interest because otherswant to hear what they have to sayThey are magnets to positive opportunities
5 Effects of Low Self-Esteem People with low self-esteem possess the following characteristics:They don’t believe in themselvesThey see themselves failing before they beginThey have a hard time forgiving their mistakes and makethemselves pay the price foreverThey believe they can never be as good asthey should be or as others
6 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 Your character will define your destiny.” Positive Self -Talk“Your thoughts will become your words. Your words will become your actions. Your actions will become your habits. Your habits will become your character.Your character will define your destiny.”
9 10 Tips for Building Self-Esteem 1. Make a list of your strengths and weaknesses2. Develop a support system of friends3. Practice positive self-talk4. Practice good health habits5. Avoid doing things just to “go along with the crowd.”6. Give credit where credit is due.7. Set short-term goals that will strengthen your weaknesses8. Don’t be afraid to try something new.9. Volunteer for those in need (i.e. feed the homeless, etc.)10. If you experience defeat, don’t dwell on it..
10 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.