Self-concept

SUPPORT EXERCISE 1/2

My Self-concept: "What I like, what I don't like and what I'm going to improve"

Write down 3 aspects that you like and 3 that dislike your appearance, your way of interact, your personality and your professional competence.

Complete all sections. Think well what you write, not generalize, look for concrete and evaluable aspects.

What can I do this week to improve what I don't like: start with simple and easy things that are within your power and that you can achieve with a little effort. Go step by step starting with goals that are appropriate to your possibilities. 

PHYSICAL ASPECT

About my physical appearance, I like:

  1. ✅___________
  2. ✅___________
  3. ✅___________

Example: I am strong, I have a fantastic smile, my overall appearance is good.


I dislike from my physical appearance: 

  1. ❌___________
  2. ❌___________
  3. ❌___________

Example: I have 5 kilos in excess, I have 10 cm left, I have ugly legs.


What can I do this week to improve what I don't like?

🗓____________________

Example: Exercise three times a week and control my diet a little more.

HOW I INTERACT

About how I interact, I like:

  1. ✅___________
  2. ✅___________
  3. ✅___________

Example: I am loyal with my friends, I care a lot about my relationship, I always try to create a good atmosphere.


About how I interact, I dislike:

  1. ❌___________
  2. ❌___________
  3. ❌___________

Example: I get too angry if they don't correspond to me as I want, I'm not a caring person, I respond sharply.


What can I do this week to improve what I don't like?

🗓____________________

Example: I will try not to respond sharply. 

MY PERSONALITY, MY WAY OF BEING

Of my personality, I like my way of being: 

  1. ✅___________
  2. ✅___________
  3. ✅___________

Example: I am optimistic, I am a dynamic and active person, I am intelligent.


From my personality, I dislike my way of being:

  1. ❌___________
  2. ❌___________
  3. ❌___________

Example: I am too dependent, not constant and I don't control my aggressiveness.


What can I do this week to improve what I don't like?

🗓____________________

Example: I will control my aggressiveness, if I feel it starts I will stop and leave the room where I am.

PERFORMANCE OF EVERYDAY, PROFESSIONAL OR STUDY TASKS

Of my performance of daily, professional or study tasks I like:

  1. ✅___________
  2. ✅___________
  3. ✅___________

Example: I am competent in my work, I get good results in what I propose, I am tenacious.


From my daily, professional or study tasks, I dislike:

  1. ❌___________
  2. ❌___________
  3. ❌___________

Example: My lack of organization, I do not take care of housework, the routine bores me and I abandon it.


What can I do this week to improve what I don't like?

🗓____________________

Example: I will spend some time each day on housework. 

Reflect: What have I learned with this exercise?

SUPPORT EXERCISE 2/2

"Curved mirrors"

If you have low self-esteem you tend not to perceive yourself clearly. Think about the distorted reflection you see when you look in a curved mirror. The image you see magnifies your weaknesses and minimizes your skills. The result is an unpleasant sensation of inferiority.

However, when we look at others we do not usually see them in a curved mirror, we are much more objective because we see both their gifts and their weaknesses.

Think about a situation where something similar happened to you and write explaining how you perceived it and how it really was.

Discover yourself

Good self-esteem is the basis of personal success. It is essential to develop a healthy personality. It is a dynamic quality that is acquired and generated throughout our lives and therefore can grow or weaken.