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  • 1. Q of the Day: o Write down 10 of your STRENGTHS &10 of your WEAKNESSES o Write the strengths using an “I am….” sentence (active.) EX: I am a leader o Be prepared to share 3 of your strengths with the class
  • 2. 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.
  • 3. 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. • Positive outlook • Seeing the bright side of life reduces stress and increases your chances of success. • Self-sufficiency • Having the confidence to make responsible decisions promotes your sense of independence and self-assurance. • Healthy self-esteem • Having healthy self-esteem helps you accept and recover from difficulties and failures.
  • 4.  “Line Up” Activity
  • 5. “Line Up” Activity  How many of you stayed in the same place with each question? Why or why not?  What can this activity tell us about being different? Is it good or bad to be different?  What are things that make us unique? The world would be a boring place if we were all the same!!!
  • 6. Strengths  I am a caring person.  I am responsible.  I am forgiving of others.
  • 7. Our greatest fear is not that we are inadequate, but that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that frightens us. We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, handsome, talented and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We were born to make manifest the glory within us. It is not just in some; it is in everyone. And, as we let our own light shine, we consciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our fear, our presence automatically liberates others.
  • 8. Confident VS. Arrogant  Confidence  Attracts  Aware of strengths & weakness  Determined to use strengths to the best of their ability  Lifts & encourages others  CELEBRATES success!!  Arrogance  Repels  Arrogance ≠ security  Has to prove worth  Brags, belittles, & deflates others
  • 9. 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
  • 10. 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!
  • 11. Self Talk  Inward  Self-Esteem = SELF TALK + other’s opinions  Positive or Negative
  • 12. Affirmations  A positive statement declaring something to be true  The POWER of POSITIVITY on the brain  “I am….”  Turn 10 weaknesses into positive affirmations  Weakness: “I can’t lose weight!”  Affirmation: “I’m open to finding MY perfect body, whatever that might be.”
  • 13. Affirmations  Not the norm!  Repetition = Habits  PRACTICE!!!
  • 14. Social Mirror VS True Mirror  What others say about you (image)  Based on comparisons to others  External  Comes from the media  Where you are today  The real you  Based on your personal best  Internal  Comes from conscience and self-awareness  Your potential
  • 15. Your Mirrors… Social Mirror: True Mirror:  How would others describe me?  List 5 things  How would I describe the real me… my BEST self?  List 5 things
  • 16. Factors Affecting Your Self Esteem  Media  Goal Setting  Self-Talk  Definition of Success  Accomplishment  Expectations  Realistic vs. Unrealistic  Work Ethic  Attitude  Family  Friends
  • 17. What messages is the media sending to men? What effect do these messages have?
  • 18. What messages is the media sending to women? What effect do these messages have?
  • 19. Ultimately, self-esteem is a choice.
  • 20. 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 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.
  • 21. 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.