Bell-Ringer “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal…” What does this statement mean to you? Do you know where this statement comes from?
Self Worth Self-worthis the inherent value that everyone is born with.
We are all human beings, we all have worth.
Everyone has the same amount of worth.
Can’t be taken from you.
You cannot lose your worth, but you can lose sight of your worth.
We are all unique individuals with unique talents.
We all have something to contribute and we all have faults.
Mental & Emotional Health Mental/emotional health: the ability to accept yourself and others, express and manage emotions, and deal with the demands and challenges you meet in your life. Resilient: the ability to adapt effectively and recover from disappointment, difficulty, or crisis.
Characteristics of Good Mental/Emotional Health
Sense of belonging
Feeling close to those who provide you with support.
Sense of purpose
Recognizing you have value and importance as a person lets you set and reach goals.
Seeing the bright side of life reduces stress and increases your chances of success.
Having the confidence to make responsible decisions promotes your sense of independence and self-assurance.
Having healthy self-esteem helps you accept and recover from difficulties and failures.
Getting to Know Me
Worksheet + Discussion (10 minutes)
Self-Esteem Self-esteemis how much you value, respect and feel confident about yourself. Self-esteemis a combination of self-image, ideal-self, and Pygmalion-self. Self-Image: what we perceive ourselves to be Ideal-Self: how we want to be Hero identification Pygmalion-Self: our perception of what we believe other people think of us. I am not what I think I am I am not what you think I am I am what I think you think I am
Amy Video (1 minute)Social Mirror Activity
Completion + Discussion (10-15 minutes)
Self-Talk Self-talk is the encouragement or criticism that you give yourself. The Law of Positive Self-Talk states: "You can change who you are by changing what you say when you talk to your mind.” Self Talk: Normal Emotional reactions Affects Self-Esteem Positive or Negative Replace negative thoughts with positive thoughts. Be optimistic about yourself, rather than pessimistic!
Factors Affecting Your Self Esteem Media (Dove Evolution Video) (10 minutes) Goal Setting Self-Talk Definition of Success Accomplishment Expectations (Realistic vs. Unrealistic) Work Ethic Attitude Family Friends
What messages is the media sending to men? What effect do these messages have?
What messages is the media sending to women? What effect do these messages have?
Ultimately, self-esteem is a choice.
Improving Your Self-Esteem
Choose friends who value and respect you.
Focus on positive aspects about yourself.
Replace negative self-talk with supportive self-talk.
Act in accordance with your values.
Work toward accomplishments rather than perfection.
Consider your mistakes learning opportunities.
Try new activities to discover your talents.
Write down your goals and the steps you will take to achieve them.
Exercise regularly to feel more energized.
Volunteer to help someone.
Accept the things you can’t change, and focus your energy on changing the things you can.
Paper on Back Activity
Completion + Reading + Discussion (15-20 minutes)
REMEMBER TO HAND OUT AND EXPLAIN THE COLOR TEST ASSIGNMENT!!