Mental and Emotional Health. Health Goal #1 I will Develop Good Character. Mental and Emotional Health. The two areas of Mental and Emotional Health that we are focusing on today are: Values and Character Self -Esteem. Values and Character. A value is a standard or belief
Health Goal #1
I will Develop Good Character
The two areas of Mental and Emotional Health that we are focusing on today are:
Values and Character
A value is a standard or belief
Family values – standards that are held by members of a family
Character – A person’s use of self-control to act on responsible values
Self-control – the degree to which a person regulates his or her own behaviors
Moderation – placing limits to avoid excess
Delayed gratification – the voluntary postponement of an immediate reward in order to complete a task before enjoying a reward.
Self-esteem – is one’s belief about one’s own worth.
Two types: Positive and Negative
Positive self-esteem – is a person’s belief that he is worthy and deserves respect.
Negative self-esteem – a person’s belief that he is not worthy and does not deserve respect
Reasons for developing positive self-esteem:
People with positive self-esteem are more likely to practice life skills
Maintain health by keeping body, mind, and relationships in top condition
Better at making important decisions
Responsible for your own decisions, not just going with the crowd
Have confidence in themselves and don’t give in to pressure easily
Have firm foundations in difficult times
Take calculated risks to mature
Don’t worry about failing
Self-efficacy – a person’s belief in his or her capacity or ability to perform a behavior or skill in a desired way.
Important in obtaining personal goals and being confident in yourself
Self-Respect – a high regard for oneself because one behaves in responsible ways.
People respect people who respect themselves
Do not confuse this with conceit
Periodically conduct a character test on yourself – List out responsible values and evaluate to see if you are reflecting those values.
Seek feedback from responsible adults
Improving Self-Esteem: Have high belief statements! Don’t sell yourself short.
Positive belief statements will make you feel good about yourself which is key to a healthful, positive self-esteem.
Negative belief statements will deteriorate self-esteem and lead to trouble.
Guidelines to self-respect:
Pay attention to your appearance
Make a list of responsible actions and review this list often
Be a friend to yourself by enjoying activities and hobbies, by yourself
Write your feelings in a journal
Make spending time with family members a priority
Care for other people in the way you would like to be cared for
Let other people know what helps you feel special
Support the interests of family members and friends, and ask them to support your interests
Ask family members and friends to tell you examples of your actions that have shown character
Get plenty of exercise to generate well-being
EXERCISE!!! This is an easy step to helping you feel your best.
Beta-endorphins – After vigorous exercise beta-endorphins are released into the bloodstream which are substances in the brain that create a feeling of well-being.
3 easy ways to improve:
1. Work on Self-Improvement
2. Make yourself stand out
3. Remove your negative self-esteem
These are things that make your level of self-efficacy improve.
Practice quality hygiene!
Practice good posture
Give back to others
Start from within
Create daily affirmations
Be your own person
Face your fears and learn from your failures
Stop negative thoughts
Learn to appreciate yourself