The way you feel about yourself. The confidence you have in yourself. Accepting your faults and recognizing your strengths. Believing in yourself. Wanting the best for yourself. Your personal thoughts about you are more important than others thoughts about you. You know and accept yourself despite what others may think. You can accept and change when you know you are wrong.
Help- You accept yourself, you can accept others, forgive others, get through hard times more easily, believe in yourself, accept challenges and be prepared to face them. Hurt- give up on challenges, won’t believe you can do it, won’t accept yourself, see the bad in others, express your sad emotions in negative ways, may give in to peer pressure and feel bad about yourself later, or do things you know you shouldn’t.
The purpose of this is to start representing yourself as though you have high self esteem and your self esteem will improve
2 1 self esteem-collage
Mental HealthMental Health
The ability to accept yourself and others, express
and manage emotions, and deal with the demands
Self EsteemSelf Esteem
“To wish you were someone else is to waste the
person that you are.”
What is Self Esteem
The way you feel about, value,
or accept yourself.
Overall I feel ___________about
myself.What is Self concept
What is Self confidence
How you see yourself. I am
The way you feel in certain
Identify High/Low Self Esteem
Self Concept and High/Low Self Confidence
Bill says, “I am tall, athletic, smart and shy. I feel like I am a
really good volleyball player, and I when I’m out on the
court I want to spike the ball! When I go to school I feel
insecure at lunch because no one on my team is around. I
don’t have anyone to sit by and I’m too afraid to talk to
Elements of Self Esteem
a. Recognize and accept one's strengths
b. Achieve a sense of belonging
c. Develop a sense of power
d. Have and imitate positive role models
How can self esteem OR lack of self esteem
help or hurt you and your 3 areas of health?
Hurt?QuickTime™ and a
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Comparing Low and High Self-Esteem
Compare the actions, behaviors, words, beliefs, and attitude of
someone with good self esteem versus someone with lower self
Low Self-Low Self-
CategoryCategory High Self-High Self-
How do you develop your self-esteem?
Reassurance/Praise from others
Your belief about your abilities or inabilities
Criticism/lack of support
Your personal self talk VERY IMPORTANT
What kind of things can hurt your self esteem?
Words of others
Not accepting differences
Something to think about…
Is my self esteem good or could it use improvement?
Yes! (2) Sometimes(1) No(0)
I am happy and enjoy my life.
I have confidence to try new things and believe that setbacks are
I choose friends who value and respect me.
I learn from my mistakes
I am trustworthy and honest
I recognize my strengths and weaknesses.
I volunteer in my community to help improve the quality of other’s lives.
I understand that loving someone means supporting that person’s personal
I express my emotions in positive ways.
When dealing with feelings of guilt or anger I talk to someone
Yes! (2) Sometimes(1) No(0)
0-5 Brainstorm ways to improve your self esteem. Find supportive help.
6-12 Identify and improve the areas that bring your self esteem down.
12-16 Your self esteem is pretty good keep trying to improve some areas.
17+ Keep that positive attitude even during hard times.
In your notes write at least 4 of the following suggestions down and write a
specific example of how you can do what is suggested to improve your
Pick the 4 that are best suited to you.
How to Improve your Self-Esteem
-Don’t criticize yourself or others
-Don’t spend time with people who criticize you.
-Set realistic expectations not perfection
-Choose friends who value and respect you
-Focus on the positive aspects of yourself.
-Do things you enjoy
-Don’t let others control how you feel about yourself
-Replace negative self-talk with positive self-talk at ALL TIMES
-Work toward accomplishments rather than perfection
-Consider your mistakes as learning opportunities
-Try new activities discover your talents
-Surround yourself with positive people
-Don’t listen to others who may tease you, tell an adult.
-Write down your goals so you can achieve them
-Exercise regularly for more energy and a better feeling
-Volunteer time to help others or look for ways to help others daily
-Accept the things you can’t change and focus your energy on changing the things
-Find a role model
-Look your best, care about how you present yourself
-Improve your personal living space, clean, organized, YOU
-Act as if you are who you want to be. Key to Success
-Post “self improvement reminders” in a visible place.
-List your strengths or accomplishments when feeling low
-Realize the big picture or that life will go on to something better
LOVE AND FORGIVE YOURSELF
Something to remember
Remember that self esteem can change over time you have the power to
change your self esteem. If you have poor self esteem take the steps to
empower yourself and learn to accept and love yourself . If you have good
self esteem remember not to let yourself get into bad habits little by
little. Recognize that situation early and change it :)
10 points Extra Credit
Go to www.discoveryhealth.queendom.com
Click on self esteem test
Take the test and read the summary afterward.
Write a half a page about…
a. Why you think your self esteem was at that
b. What you can do to improve it if it was low
and how you could benefit from raising it…or talk
about how having high self esteem has helped you
Self Esteem Collage
1. List 10 or more of your strengths, skills or abilities.
2. Make a list of 3 positive supportive people.
3. List 2 things you love to do.
4. List 2 things that make you unique
5. List 3 things you have accomplished in life.
6. Write a 50 word paragraph beginning with the sentence…
“I am important because”
On the other side make a collage of pictures that represent
Your strengths, skills, hobbies, accomplishments, goals,
Hopes, likes, and People you look up to in life.
Ms. Ngawaka’s Collage
1. 10 Traits: Hard working, sports, nice, creative, violin, piano, volleyball, high
jumping, drawing, competitive,
2. Support Team: My Mom, Holly, Michele, Tennile
3. Enjoy: Play Volleyball, Spend time outside
4. Iunique: am a twin, I love horses
5. Accomplishments: Graduated from Weber State, Broke a Horse, Graduated with
no debt. School records
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