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Positive Self-Esteem Activities

Advice on building self-esteem

Positive Self-Esteem Activities



Self-esteem is a common issue that everyone has to deal with. Some people have a very positive outlook about themselves and others don’t. Since the issue of poor self-esteem is so common, there are plenty of activities out there that people can take part in.

They can be implemented in the classroom, at home under the direction of parents, in a counseling session, and even on your own if you want to improve your self-image.


Some of these various activities can be done in a group setting. This can be really fun but the rule is that only positive things can be said. People are often surprised by the various attributes that others find in them. Pass around a sheet of paper with each person’s name on one. Once everybody has written something it should go back to the person that has their name on it. Many facilitators review them first though to make sure no harmful information is written on the papers.

Individuals that view themselves harshly can spend some time writing about themselves each day. They should have to commit to writing positive things about themselves for at least ten minutes a day. This should focus on their qualities as well as the goals they want to accomplish for themselves in the area of self-esteem. This is a type of behavioral transformation that will take time to complete.

Make sure that the self-esteem activities are appropriate for the age of the person or the people involved. It can take some encouragement for people to be honest about how they really feel about themselves. Even if they aren’t able to say it out loud they can put it on paper. Have them do so early in the activities. After a period of time has gone by have them review it again. Hopefully, their self-esteem perspective will have changed for the better over that span of time.

The internet is a great place to find different types of self-esteem activities. Many of them work well for a variety of people. If you make the activities fun people will be more willing to try them. If you are dealing with youths though you should look for those where they don’t have to share their information with others. This way they will be more honest about their feelings towards themselves.

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