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Warm-up • Write your name vertically in your notebook. Next to each letter of your name write down a trait that describes you, starting with that letter of your name. • Ex: someone named Jill Jolly Intelligent Loves to laugh Little Self-Esteem and-Self Concept Lesson 4 Objectives • Identify the characteristics of good mental and emotional health • Indentify conditions that influence self-esteem • Identify ways to improve self-esteem • Identify the relationship between a higher self-esteem and improved physical, mental-emotional and social health Mental-Emotional Health • The ability to accept yourself and others, adapt to and manage emotions and deal with demands and challenges you meet in life. • Handle variety of feelings and situations • Make wise choices • Demonstrate strong values • Responsible behaviors • Characteristics of people with good mental-emotional health • Positive Self-esteem • Sense of Belonging • Sense of Purpose • Positive Outlook • Autonomy Positive Self-Esteem • Directly related to your general level of wellness • A person with positive self- esteem is better able to accept challenges and failure in stride Sense of Belonging • Having an emotional attachment to family members, friends, teachers and others around you • Provides comfort and assurance • Promotes stability and makes you feel a part of your community Sense of Purpose • Recognizing your own value and importance • Enables you to set and achieve goals and engage in activities that are personally rewarding • Working hard in school • Joining a sports team • Community service Positive Outlook • Seeing the bright side and having hope about life • Reduces stress • Increases energy level • Increases possibility of success Is the glass half empty or half full? Autonomy • Having confidence to make responsible and safe decisions • Promotes self-assurance and sense of independence Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs • Abraham Maslow (1908-1970) Founder of humanistic psychology • Ranked list of those needs essential to human growth and development, presented in ascending order, starting with basic needs and building toward the need for reaching your highest potential Level 5- Reaching Potential: Need for self-actualization Level 4- Feeling Recognized: Need to achieve, need to be recognized Level 3- Belonging: Need to love and be loved, need to belong Level 2- Safety: Need to be secure from danger Level 1- Physical Needs: basic needs of hunger, thirst, sleep and shelter. Need to BELONG: Friendship • Write a paragraph that describes the type of friend you are. Then write a second paragraph describing the type of person you would like to have as a friend. • You will hand this in so please write legibly. Understanding Your Personality • Personality: a complex set of characteristics that makes you unique. • What makes you different from everyone else • Determines how you will react in certain situations Influences on Your Personality • Heredity • Just as you influence traits that can affect you health and well being you also inherit personality traits from you parents. • Plays a role in determining basic intellectual abilities, temperament or emotional tendencies • May influence risk taking and talents such as athletic or artistic abilities • THIS DOES NOT MEAN THAT THESE FACTORS ARE OUT OF YOUR CONTROL! THERE ARE MANY OTHER FACTORS THAT INFLUENCE YOUR PERSONALITY AS WELL! Influences continued… • Environment • Everything that surrounds you in day-to-day life • Family, friends, peers, home, neighborhood, school, etc. • Role Models • Modeling: observing and learning from the behaviors of those around you •Remember, even though there are many influences over your personality, ultimately you have control over your behavior. Developing Your Positive Identity (Improving Self Esteem) • Recognize your strengths and weaknesses • Be realistic and honest, take pride in strengths and set goals to improve weaknesses • Demonstrate positive values • Let your values be reflected in your behavior • Develop a purpose in you life • Establish goals and work to achieve them, both short term and long term • Form meaningful relationships • Positive relationships, support system, gives you a sense of security and belonging • Contribute to the community • Sense of accomplishment, applying your strengths to improving others’ quality of life, sense of community and belonging • Avoid unhealthful risk behaviors • Don’t go against your values, engage in healthful risk taking: sports, creative activities, public speaking, travel, making new friends • Healthful risk taking has a positive effect and helps you to develop and mature Dear Self, • Write a letter to yourself as if you were a long lost friend catching up on life! • Write about your strengths, goals, hobbies, and current events in your life right now. • Things can only be written in a positive way. If you talk about a weakness you must talk about it positively, possibly mentioning how you are improving it. • Requirements: • Must be at least 4 paragraphs (not necessarily in this order but all must be included) • 1- introduction, current events in your life • 2- hobbies • 3- strengths • 4- goals Homework • Begin to study a little bit each night for your test. Looking at class notes will help you immensely. I will be handing out a study guide later in the week, but don’t put it off!
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