Speakers at the recently held ‘Changing Gear’ seminar, organized by Skyline University Nigeria, Ms. Sarada Maganti and Mr. Sadiq Abdullahi, have enlightened the students of Nigerian Tulip International School on the importance of improving healthy self-esteem. “A healthy self-esteem will allow you to develop a positive relationship with others and feel confident about your abilities, which will also help you to acquire and master new skills”, they agreed.
The Seminar which was organized to equip the young generation with the knowledge and skills necessary to excel in the global world was held in Skyline University Nigeria campus on 17th May 2021. Ms. Maganti who defined self-esteem as an individual’s subjective evaluation of their worth, that encompasses beliefs about oneself as well as their emotional states, such as triumph, despair, pride, and shame, states that sometimes upbringing can cause low self-esteem.
She listed some of the motives and smart ways for cultivating healthy self-esteem, such as authenticity, and self-awareness. she remarked that when our self-esteem is higher, we not only feel better about ourselves but want to improve as well. as she puts it, “When our self-esteem is higher, we are also less vulnerable to anxiety”.
Speaking on some of the signs of poor self-esteem, such as self-doubt, developing a bad habit, putting blame on others, being overly apologetic, having a bad posture, downplay of accomplishments as well as having a negative self-image, Mr. Sadiq stated that students can improve self-esteem by using positive affirmations. “Identifying competencies and developing them, learning to accept compliments, etc are some of the ways we can nurture self-esteem when it’s low.
The ‘Changing Gear Seminar was followed by a tour of the university campus by the students of the Nigerian Tulip International College.