2 Self Esteem What is self esteem? Self Esteem: the way we see, feel, and think about ourselvesShould be based on the inner qualities of our heart, not on money, looks, etc.People who have thisAccording to Adler, what is the above referring to?
3 Self-Esteem…What’s it made of? Your self-esteem is made up of all the experiences and interpersonal relationships you’ve had in your life. Everyone you’ve ever met has added to or taken away from how you see yourself!Think in your head the last time someone said something that has added to your self esteem.
4 Benefits of Self-Esteem Ability to accept criticismFewer sleepless nightsLess likely to usedrugsMore persistentat difficult tasksHappierBetter academic performance
5 People with a high self-esteem have an “I think I can” attitude!
6 Effects of Low Self Esteem Experience depressionEngage in negative behaviors-eating disorders, bullying, smoking, etc.Avoid normal activitiesPartake in activities that they regret later
7 12 ways to boost self-esteem Recognize that you are in control of your self-imageBe able to accept all parts of your physical appearanceAffirm your strengthsList your faults
8 5. Attain legitimate accomplishments and successes 6 5. Attain legitimate accomplishments and successes 6. Be willing to accept change 7. Don’t be a perfectionist 8. Become involved with others
9 9. Take time for fun in life 10. Keep a journal 11 9. Take time for fun in life 10. Keep a journal 11. Keep a sense of humor 12. Don’t be afraid to make mistakes!
10 Let’s Review! Self-esteem comes from every experience of your life. How you view yourself affects everything you do in life including the decisions you make.High self-esteem gives you a GOOD feeling about yourself.Low self-esteem distorts your view of yourself.Self-esteem can be improved!
11 Spend time with people who are accepting and supportive Be helpful!Set realistic goals… then reach them!
12 Self Esteem PosterUse magazines to find pictures that describe what you are good atDecorate poster with 10 different picturesAdd a description to each picture