School pressure, BFF drama, body changes, social media, dating—is it any wonder you’re feeling stressed? You aren’t alone. Many teens today find themselves worried, anxious, and stressed out. But there are ways you can take control of your stress before it interferes with your life. This go-to “survival guide” will show you how to deal with stress so you can get back to the things that make you happy.
With this fun and easy guide, you’ll learn how cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) can help you challenge negative thoughts and replace them with more helpful, flexible ways of seeing life’s challenges. You’ll also discover how important it is to slow down and notice the things that are really going well in your life! Finally, you’ll learn to figure out what’s really important to you, and how you can use your values to build resilience against stress and future setbacks.
Life is full of stress, but that doesn’t mean you have to be. With this book, you’ll learn to quiet your negative inner voice and focus on your strengths, so you can conquer any challenge you might face, achieve your goals, and live your very best life.
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Table of Contents
Introduction: Managing Stress to Feel Happier 1
Part 1 "I Feel Like I'm on a Roller Coaster"
1 Why You Get Stressed Out 8
2 Noticing Your Body's Stress Signals 21
3 Getting to Know the Brakes 35
Part 2 Using CBT Skills to Slow Down the Roller Coaster
4 Noticing, Evaluating, and Changing Your Distorted Negative Thoughts 58
5 Choosing Helpful Coping Behaviors 79
Part 3 The Power of Positive Psychology
6 Seeing Your Strengths, Optimism, and Grit 106
7 Finding Flow and Gaining Gratitude 128
Part 4 Using Your Brakes on Three of the Most Challenging Rides
8 Surviving Schoolwork Stress 146
9 Riding Out Friendship Frustrations and Dating Drama 163
10 Managing Family Ups and Downs 182
Final Words: Stress Management for Life 197
Further Reading 205
Bernstein resides in Exton, PA (Chester County).