How To Improve Your Self Esteem - Task 3525

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How To Improve Your Self Esteem - Task 3525

  1. 1. How to Improve Your Self-Esteem
  2. 2. Self-esteem - Definition <ul><li>The word 'esteem' comes from a Latin word that means 'to estimate'. </li></ul><ul><li>Self-esteem is how you estimate yourself. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Introduction <ul><li>To evaluate your self-esteem, you need to ask yourself certain questions: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Do I like myself? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Do I think I'm a good human being? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Am I someone deserving of love? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Do I deserve happiness? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Do I feel deep down that I'm an okay person? </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Important <ul><li>People with low self-esteem find it hard to answer yes to these questions. </li></ul>
  5. 5. How can you improve your self-esteem? <ul><li>You can begin by accepting that you are certainly not alone. (Masses of people have this problem). </li></ul><ul><li>Secondly, take on board the fact you are a wonderful, special person - and there is no one quite like you. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Self-esteem Strategies <ul><li>Put behavior in perspective: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>It's not healthy to condemn ourselves because of one aspect of our behavior. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Try not to believe that the whole of you is hopeless, unkind or a failure, when really it is just one part of your behavior that may - or may not - be these things. </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>Halt destructive thoughts: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Many people with poor self-esteem think they're not very important and their views carry no weight. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>If so, try to stop these destructive thoughts because if you go around believing them, you'll encourage other people to believe them too. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Instead, start thinking of yourself as someone who has rights, opinions and ideas that are just as valid as anyone else's. </li></ul></ul>Self-esteem Strategies
  8. 8. <ul><li>10-minute technique: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>People with poor self-esteem often fail to give themselves enough time and space. So find 10 minutes every day to be alone, and to just sit and do nothing. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>During this 10 minutes, allow yourself to feel peaceful and happy. Enjoy this time. It is yours - and yours alone. </li></ul></ul>Self-esteem Strategies
  9. 9. <ul><li>List 50 things you like about yourself: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>If you're seriously lacking in self-esteem this could take weeks, but persevere: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>You can write down your characteristics. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>You can include things about your looks. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>You can even write about the things you do. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>When you have reached your 50 good things, keep the list somewhere you can see it all the time. </li></ul></ul>Self-esteem Strategies
  10. 10. <ul><li>Getting criticism: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Criticism is often unfair, but some criticism is justified, and when we're sensible we can learn from it. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>If there are aspects to the criticism that are valid, begin by agreeing with those points: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>If parts are unclear, ask for clarification. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>If you realize you were wrong, say so and apologize. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>If criticism is wrong or unfair, smile and say: 'I'm afraid I don't agree with you.' </li></ul></ul>Self-esteem Strategies
  11. 11. Lico Reis Consultoria & Línguas P rof. Roberto Lico Reis www.licoreis.com [email_address] E-books: www.migre.me/oQ5 Linkedin: www.migre.me/1d9r Twitter: @licoreis

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