'You are stronger than you believe, braver than you know & smarter than you think!'
What is Self Esteem?
An activity that I would like you to try is a 'Well being Shield'
What do you already know about shields? What are they used for? Who used them? What were their purpose?
You may mostly know about them being used as a piece of armour (used in battle).
You're right- they were used as a piece of armour, for protection and to look “powerful”.
However today I want you to combine that 'power and strength' you would get from a shield and think about your own 'power and strengths'.
Did you know power and strength isn’t always physical - it’s emotional too.
What makes up your “armour”?
What are your characteristics and strengths that makes you powerful and strong? What activities make you feel powerful and strong?
You can either print out this sheet below, or create your own shield thinking about the characteristics and strengths.
For example mine would be:
Humorous, Loyal, Friendly, Loud, Creative.
For humorous I could draw someone laughing, for loyal I could draw a lion, for friendly I could draw a heart with people standing around it etc....
You may want to make your own one out of cardboard!