Self Esteem: Me, Myself, and I
OKAY, LOOK IN THE MIRROR......
Do you like that person you see?
How do you feel about yourself?
What do you say about yourself?
-- What in the heck IS ‘self esteem’ anyway? --
Esteem: value, respect, admire
- Your opinion of yourself
- How important you think you are and your accomplishments
- A feeling of pride in yourself
- Whether you’re worthy of respect, or esteem
- Whether you feel important and valued
- Whether you are worthy of being loved
Well, how about you?
- Do you hold your head up high?
- Do you have courage to try new stuff?
- Are you proud of yourself and things you can do?
- If you make mistakes, do you still believe in yourself?
- Do you think you’re important, no matter what others think or say?
- Are you comfortable with how you look and how you are??
- Are you ashamed or proud of how you look?
- Is your red hair and freckles one of your ‘best’ features?
If you have a healthy self image, you’re comfortable with YOU....
-- How you look,
-- Who you are,
-- Your personality,
-- You like yourself.
You’re not bragging but just comfortable in your own skin.
You understand you are unique, special, precious, and worthy to be liked and loved.
One-of-a-kind person.... A 'handsome' or 'gorgeous' Red Head.
EVERYONE is made different.
It would be SO boring if we were all the same!
People are interesting because we all have different personalities and temperaments plus different bodies. We’re different for several reasons....
Genetics decides somewhat how you respond to your world around you. Some people are shy but some are outgoing. Some people are creative and bold but some want to conform with the crowd.
Environment and how other people treat you makes a difference too.
--If your family loves you and supports you, that affects your view of yourself.
--If you live in a difficult family situation or get teased and bullied, that affects you too.
--If you have health problems, that also changes your view of you.
Personal worth, your self esteem,...is shaped FROM BIRTH. Even your birth order in your family, born first or last, can matter.
-- Are you compared to other people in your family?
-- Are treated as unique and special?
-- Are you accepted or ridiculed?
-- Are you valued or tossed aside?
Self image changes as you get older too. From infancy into teen years your self esteem will change because of your new skills, seeing how others view you, and discovering your own abilities, traits, and thoughts.
How do you get GOOD self esteem?
- Feeling loved and precious even as a baby and toddler.
- Encouragement and praise from adults and family.
- Getting praised for accomplishments and achievements.
- Having a good friend or group of friends.
- Having a great sense of humor.
- Having someone show you how to do things.
- Encouragement to try things even when you fail.
- Having good coaches, classmates, teammates who help you.
- Noticing your good qualities
- Be proud of what you can do and WILL do in the future.
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In author/commentator Marion Roach's BLOG (herself a redhead), 'The Sister Project', she says something worth mentioning --
"Here’s the secret to self-esteem: It begins and ends in how you are spoken to. And the fundamental voice you need to listen to is your own. Speak to yourself the way you would speak to your best friend."
I like that. And I agree. Speak kindly about yourself. Be gentle with yourself. You deserve it!
Why?... Your opinion of yourself, your personal worth, is so important.
It can affect your whole life!
IF you feel bad about yourself, have low self-esteem, you CAN change it...
Kids often believe what adults say about them and others’ opinions of them. BUT this may or may not be an accurate picture of who they REALLY are.......
You are a unique, special, precious person created by God.
He delights in you and no one else is created exactly like you. Your fingerprint, your looks, your personality....
You are not an accident.
Your red hair is not an accident!
Even if other people don’t like how you look or what you do, God does! After all, He made you!
You bring a smile to God’s face.
God delights in YOU and always will.
Nothing can separate you from His love
"Let the children come to me. Don't stop them!"
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