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Self Esteem is Priceless Worksheet

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Self-Esteem is Priceless.

Self-esteem is the opinion you have of yourself and there are two components to self-esteem:

  • Competence: confidence in one's ability to think, learn, choose, and make appropriate decisions, to master challenges and change.
  • Worth: confidence in one's right to be happy, and that achievement, success, friendship, respect, love and fulfillment are appropriate for oneself.

Practice self-acceptance: it is the refusal to think of any part of ourselves - our bodies, our fears, our thoughts, our actions, our dreams - as alien, as "not me."

Where does self-esteem come from?

  • Parents
  • Teachers
  • Peers
  • Siblings
  • YOU buying into someone else's opinion of you.

"No one can make you feel inferior without your consent."
-
Eleanor Roosevelt

  • When I know better, I do better. It's okay to make mistakes.
  • I will always listen to my heart and trust my truth above all other voices.
  • I love and respect myself...just the way I am.
  • Practice humility: the quality of being modest and respectful. Do not confuse humility and humiliation; which is the loss of dignity or pride. Being humble does not equal weakness. The truly humble person is the strongest of all. A humble person has an inner light and quiet confidence that draws others to them, like a moth to a flame.
  • Practice the attitude of gratitude - having a bad hair day? Imagine a no hair day. Try every day to be grateful for something you've never been thankful for before.
  • Avoid the comparison trap. Stop comparing your insides to someone else's outsides. If someone has something that you wish you had, instead of being jealous, add it to your wish list and say "That's for me!"
  • Hang around with people who make you feel good.

Remember the 3 C's:

Your mind believes everything you tell it and will go to work to make that your reality. So it's important to begin to notice how you talk to yourself. The
3 C's can help you eliminate that negative habit:

  • Catch the negative self-talk.
  • Cancel it. By saying "cancel" you deprogram your mind and stop the action.
  • Change it. Replace the negative statement with a more positive one.
  1. Practice positive self-talk: Every day in every way I'm getting better and better.
  2. Challenge that critical inner voice that says things like "I'm such a loser." "Nobody likes me." Instead replace those thoughts with more objective and powerful thoughts like "I know I'm going to succeed." "I'm a good person."
  3. Conceit vs. Confidence: Walking that fine line. Let's face it, we've all met someone who thinks they are all that. Someone who is so full of themselves and totally consumed with "I, Me, My." Conceit is having too much (false) pride in yourself. Confidence is a belief in yourself and your ability to succeed. It's not about thinking less of yourself, but rather thinking about yourself less. As you shift your focus on what you can do for others, your confidence grows.
  4. Know your own value: If you were offered a $20 bill, you'd want it right? If it was crumpled up and stepped on, you'd still want it right? Sometimes life crumples us up and steps on us. But it is NOT what happens, but how you respond to what happens that determines the quality of your life.
  5. When you care more about how you feel than what anyone else thinks...then you are well on your way to HIGH Self-Esteem and Empowerment!

 

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