LIFE IS FULL OF EVENTS THAT ARE BEYOND OURCONTROL OFTEN EVENTS THAT ARE DIFFICULT OR HURTFUL, BUT WE DO HAVE CONTROL OVER OUR RESPONSES TO THESE EVENTS
-Dont let others make you feel down. Keep your own self-esteem high
~How we feel about ourselves is key~
its called SELF-ESTEEM
TAKE THE SELF-ESTEEM SURVEY
Set a specific, measurable goal to improve your self-esteem:
get up everyday and say Its a great day
choose to enjoy life
put yourself up *****(positive self-talk)*****
put those around you up
think positive every night just before sleeping
dont hang out with negative people!
baby step out of your shyness! Take risks!!
dont compare yourself to others!! (see your good points)
Are we born with self-esteem,
or is it shaped in us???
WERE NOT BORN WITH SELF-ESTEEM.
DOES A LITTLE BABY THINK, I HOPE NO ONE SMELLS MY DIRTY DIAPERORI HOPE NO ONE WILL LAUGH AT MY BALD HEAD.
IT IS SHAPED AS WE GROW UP.
WHO AND WHAT SHAPES IT???
WHO SHAPES IT?parentsother family memberssiblingsteachersclassmatesfriendsselfneighbors, church, other people in our livesmedia: T.V., movies, video games, magazines
So, if we arent born with itthat means we can change it !
(if its low)
WHEN IT COMES TO THOUGHTS, YOU HAVE A LOT OF MIND CONTROL!! YOUR BODY LISTENS AND RESPONDS TO YOUR THOUGHTS!!!! Your mental self-talk can be: P O S I T I V E or N E G A T I V E
1. In Sports Psychology an athlete is taught to stay positive, to stay calm, be focused, be confident, to see yourself as awinner, and to picture the ball going in the hole. Many athletes find success with this positive thinking and imagery. 2. In relaxation therapy you imagine a place or event that is peaceful, restful, beautiful and happy. The body actually responds with lower blood pressure, lower pulse rate to calm down and relax.
Just as making positive statements to yourself helps you to build confidence, improve performance, and improve your mental skills,
negative thinking damages them.
Whatever you tell yourself, your sub-conscious brain will believe as truth and it will work to make that true for you !!!
Example: If you were taught as a child that all dogs will bite you, your mind will automatically raise that fear everytime you see a dog. (even though your friend tells you that their dog is friendly, your mind believes and sends the fear message! You have to re-train your brain!!!)
The #1 best way to improve self-esteem and stay strong against mean peopleis: positive self-talk :)
Do the Positive Self-Talk Worksheet
Everyone who got where he is had to begin where he was
-Richard L. Evans
Personality SurveysPlease see "Personality Surveys" PowerPoint in 'The Best PowerPoints" folder in the "Mini Self-Esteem" folder.
DO THE WHAT MAKES ME ME WORKSHEET
READ THIS POEM:
Heres to Kids Who Are DifferentHeres to kids who are different, The kids who dont always get As,The kids who have ears twice the size of their peers, And noses that go on for days...Heres to kids who are different,The kids they call crazy or dumb,The kids who dont fit, with the guts and the grit,Who dance to a different drum...Heres to kids who are different,The kids with the mischievous streak,For when they have grown, as historys shown,Its their difference that makes them unique.
Being Myself and Proud of It:
Self Esteem Homework Choose 1 of the following: 1. Create a poster that shows how self-esteem is damaged and how it can be improved. It can be drawn or you can use magazine pictures and words, or things printed from online (dont forget to site it if you get it online)2. Create a poster about helping a friend who has low self-esteem. Show how this could lead to drug and alcohol use, and other dangerous decisions. 3. Create a Power Point presentation on self-esteem (why its important, how it gets damaged, and how to improve it) 4. Research and then write a 3 page report about the importance of positive self-esteem. 5. Create a tri-fold brochure for teens about self-esteem. The booklet should be 6 pages and include information about what self esteem is, how it is formed, how it can be damaged, and ways to improve it.6. Create a poem or song that sends a message about how to have positive self esteem or the struggle to have good self esteem, or a message about facing a loss and how teens can overcome the hurt they are feeling. (You will not need to perform it, but can get 10 extra credit points if you do)
3 Additional Ways to Stop Negative Self-Talk:
1. log it - keep a journal
2. picture a stop sign
3. wear a rubberband and snap yourself for each negative thought!
Assertiveness Survey outloud:
# a piece of scratch paper 1-10
Write how many As you got ???
Write how many Bs you got ???
Write how many Cs you got ???
More than 2 As = PASSIVE
More than 2 Bs = ASSERTIVE
More than 2 Cs = AGGRESSIVE
ShyNot confidentLower self-esteemGet taken advantage ofGet frustrated if your ideas arent heardBecome a victimTries to fit in and will do unhealthy stuff-alcohol, drugs, sex
RevengefulAngry, intimidatecontrollingHurtfulName callerComplainer
1. Aggression gets you in trouble-suspended at school, in trouble with the law, in trouble with parents, it can get you hurt, or killed, people come back to hurt you
2. You dont learn to problem-solve (when Im mad,I need to hurt somebody to fix it)
3. Aggressive behavior is a relationship buster! who wants to be around someone who is blaming,controlling, always has to be right, my way or no way
12. Dont be passive *BE ASSERTIVE* Dont be aggressive
Is pushed aroundStands up for selfForces othersKeep it stuffed downProblem solvesLashes out in angerIs controlledIs in controlOut of control
B E I N G A S S E R T I V E:
THINKING POSITIVE THOUGHTSAT NIGHT
SELF-ESTEEM C.D. CASES PROJECT
Continue Working On C.D. Cases
Have the confidence to dream big:1 risk, dream, or goal I want to accomplish in the next week is:in the next month is:in the next year is:in the next 5 or 10 years is:
your goal could be: family, career, social, physical, educational, or personality/character