Week two of the holidays is already here, and this week we’re focusing on the word ‘UNIQUE.’
To quote Oscar Wilde: ‘Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.’
It might sound obvious when we say that no two people are the same. Nonetheless, from early in life, we are often led to believe that we need to pretend to be a certain way in order to be accepted. Even though we know everything from our physical features, core values, beliefs, and even our biological structure is unique, we might feel like being different is wrong.
However, as we get older, we have the opportunity to embrace who we are and really enjoy being unique. Because really, how much time and energy is wasted pretending to be something you’re not?
Self-esteem has a big impact on your mental health and happiness. It can affect whether you like and value yourself as a person, recognise your strengths and weaknesses, believe that you matter and are good enough. All things that have a knock-on effect to day-to-day life.
So, how can you change this mindset?
After many years of doubting yourself, it can be hard to embrace the positives of being individual, or even, understand who you really are. We find that this Briggs personality questionnaire can really help you look at yourself from a different perspective, and hopefully be kinder, and look after yourself.
This week’s sheet contains activities to help you and your family embrace who they are, discover what it’s like to be unique, and how good it feels. Why not give it a go?