"Self-esteem is the regard in which an individual holds him/herself.” (Lamberton, p 30)) In the first folder labeled “Self-Esteem Essay and Discussion”, I brought up three points (in my initial post) to practice to help give yourself higher self-esteem: 1.) Learn to accept yourself. 2.) Find something you are good at and work on it. 3.) When bad thoughts come and start bring you down, push those thoughts away. These three things, when practiced, can help a person not feel inferior and boost their self-esteem. After all, Eleanor Roosevelt said, “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.”
In this folder we discussed different ways of showing low self-esteem and high self-esteem. Some of the ways people with low self-esteem act are procrastinating, thinking other people are better than themselves, and not having any confidence in what they do. In contrast, people with high self-esteem show confidence and self-efficacy; they think of themselves in a healthy manner.
In my initial post in the folder labeled “Pro-Mind Set Essay and Discussion”, I listed four different mindsets: 1.) temporary, 2.) external, 3.) changeable, and 4.) Specific. These four mindsets apply to our everyday lives in the work place, in public, and at home.
In this folder we discussed taking a positive approach to situations. These situations are not always easy to deal with but by applying pro mind sets- such as the temporary mind set of “things will get better” or the external mind set of letting things go and not taking them personally- we will come out better in the long run. As far as I can tell, everything discussed (in this folder and the previously mentioned folder) agrees with what was in the lecture and text book that we read.
In conclusion, what I learned this week was that high self-esteem and the pro-mind set go hand in hand. If you have a low self-esteem, it is hard to let things go and focus on the good. I didn’t realize before I read the text and discussed high...