“Never bend your head. Always hold it high. Look the world straight in the face.”
We have come to the end of the first semester of the year and will commence Term 3 next week. Having read through all our student mid year reports I am extremely pleased with the progress each student has made.
Not only have they grown in their academic ability but many have also grown in their self confidence. Self Confidence comes from having a good sense of self awareness and knowing who you are and what your positive qualities are.
We all have things we don’t necessarily like about ourselves. It could be something about how we look, our height, our weight, our hair or lack of, not being as good at sport or an activity as we would like. Accepting that we are all different and unique and concentrating on all our positive qualities can lead to self acceptance and in turn self confidence.
Fear is the most common emotion that holds us back from being confident. Everyone has strengths, talents and weaknesses but everyone is valuable. Start with your strongest talents. Recognise what you are good at and try to build on those things. Finding something you are passionate about can be a useful way of building confidence in your abilities and reaffirming your self worth.
Let us be resolute in our approach for next Term and the second semester. Build our confidence and each others confidence by:
- Having a strong connectedness to school
- Using positive talk with each other
- Affirming others for their strengths and talents
- Surrounding yourself with people who are positive and uplifting
- Setting realistic goals
- Looking for the good that can come from every situation as opposed to the negative
- Reading inspirational books
- Listening to uplifting music
- Taking positive action and embracing challenges
- Being creative. When doubt creeps in be creative and take your mind of things
- Taking up a hobby and committing to giving it a go
- Being a volunteer, helping others as this gives us purpose and is empowering by knowing you can have an impact on those around you.
- Taking action
Shoulders back and walk a little taller!