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Whether you think you can or think you can’t – you are right.

How many times have you heard the saying 'an apple a day keeps the doctor away'? It's main idea is that if you look after your physical health and eat well that you'll stay healthier. The same could be applied to using positive thinking and nurturing your self esteem to keep you mentally healthy!  Do you ever get into negative thought patterns or just find it easier to be more caring towards others than yourself? It can be hard to think positively about ourselves and our worth but the outcomes can be worth so much more.

 

This Monday 27th August at 8pm AEST we will be digging deep and looking at why it's important to have a positive self-image and how we can achieve this.

 

In preperation you might like to check out the following fact sheets:

 

Challenging negative thinking: http://au.reachout.com/Challenging-negative-thinking

Working out your strengths: http://au.reachout.com/Working-out-your-strengths

How to build confidence: http://au.reachout.com/How-to-build-self-confidence

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ReachOut.com

Re: Whether you think you can or think you can’t – you are right.

Hey guys!

 

So… Tonight we'll be talking about how to feel good about ourselves! It's so easy to get caught up focusing on our shortcomings, but it's really important that we learn ways to nurture our self esteem so that we can all be the best that we can be.

 

As always, remember to keep the discussion within the guidelines (which you can see by hovering over the 'Forums' tab), and if something comes up that you feel like you need to talk to someone about, there are people who can help - just click the 'Emergency help and info' tab up the top of your page.

 

To start us off… Do you think it's important to feel good about yourself? How do you think the way we feel about ourselves might impact other areas our lives?

Re: Whether you think you can or think you can’t – you are right.

Hey everyone. Smiley Happy I'll be co-facilitating with Gail tonight. Smiley Happy 

Re: Whether you think you can or think you can’t – you are right.

YAY...okay I can comment now.  Must have taken you guys a little while to figure out what was going on.  Smiley Tongue

 

Do you think it's important to feel good about yourself? How do you think the way we feel about ourselves might impact other areas our lives?

 


I know that when I was about 17-19 I pretty much couldn't stand myself.  I never looked at myself in mirrors unless I absolutely had to and I would even avoid going out.  Now I still don't look in mirrors too much...but it never stops me going out.

So yes it is really important that you're comfortable in your own skin, as it can creep into social aspects of your life.

Re: Whether you think you can or think you can’t – you are right.

Hey guys, sorry I'm late! Replies weren't working for some reason...

 

Do you think it's important to feel good about yourself? How do you think the way we feel about ourselves might impact other areas our lives?

 


I absolutely do think it's important to feel good about yourself. I think the way we feel about ourselves can impact our mood, how productive we are, our motivation to do things, how we interact with other people and whether we have a go at something new/ difficult or not... They're the main ones that I can think of, but there are probably others too.

Re: Whether you think you can or think you can’t – you are right.

Do you think it's important to feel good about yourself? How do you think the way we feel about ourselves might impact other areas our lives?

 


Sorry replies weren't working before!!

I think it's so important to feel good about yourself. If you're not feeling good about yourself it can bring down every aspect of your life - your studies, your work, your socialising. 

Re: Whether you think you can or think you can’t – you are right.

Hey Sagira, DD & Em! Thanks for joining us Smiley Happy

 

Sorry you couldn't reply, I'm not sure why that was happening... it's the first session LUTW and I have run in the new forums so we're kind of learning as we go!

 

Like you've all said, there are loads of ways that the way we feel about ourselves can impact the rest of our lives. I think it can effect pretty much everything - if we don't feel good, we're going to act differently, think differently, etc. Thanks for the examples guys!

 

 

Re: Whether you think you can or think you can’t – you are right.

No problem gail, technology isn't always on our side.

Yeah I agree with what everyone else has said.  It pretty much dictates how you feel and act in all aspects of your life.

Re: Whether you think you can or think you can’t – you are right.

Awesome thoughts so far everyone! Keep them coming! 
Next we're curious to find out: Why do you think some people are more positive about themselves than others?

Re: Whether you think you can or think you can’t – you are right.

Why do you think some people are more positive about themselves than others?


I think it's maybe a matter of self worth and what you think is important.  Those that are positive may know  and understand that the body they have is the only one they're gonna get in this lifetime.  They embrace that was confidence and they live through it.