Beauty is in the "I" of the beholder.
Never forget; you can change the world, so don't let it change you.
Be yourself, everyone else is taken.
Change the way you see - not the way you look.
Self-Esteem is a two-way street
This past week, as part of Make it Better Week, hosted by the Brock Student Justice Center, the Peer Health Educators facilitated a campus-wide affirmation campaign. Student Health Services wanted to reinforce that Self-Esteem is a Two-Way Street. As an individual, your self-esteem can be affected by other people and it can also have a profound affect on others.
There are four sides of self-esteem:
1. General self-esteem: one's overall perception of self-worth.
2. Social self-esteem: one's perception of interpersonal peer relationship.
3. Parent-related self-esteem: one's perception of her/his status at home, including how his/her parents view her/him.
4. Academic self-esteem: one's perception of her/his ability to succeed acedmically.
There are also many opportunities to influence another person's self-esteem.
Friends: Influential, Comfortable, Adolescence, Perception and judgement.
Family: the first influence; they impact our beliefs, attitudes, values; be supportive to siblings and parents.
Partner: Opportunity to express opinions, feelings and attitudes; reject or accept values; provide security and encouragement.
School: Produce positive comments; do not judge or tease; be aware of your actions; give compliments
Pass it on!
It's important to be aware lof the body image and self-esteem messages you pass onto others.
You can negatively influence other people's self-esteem by passing it on through direct comments (eg. telling someone they need to lose weight) or modeling (eg. constantly complaining about your physical appearance).
Be a positive influence on others!
If you or a friend are experiencing personal or social difficulties while studying at Brock University, you can find out more at Brock Counselling Services.
Just be You(tiful). Love Yourself.
Take good care of your body, it's the only place you have to live.
Your smile makes me smile, its contagious.