Take on the world with confidence and positivity―a guide to self esteem for teens
Sometimes, feeling self-confident and secure seems impossible, especially if you're a teen dealing with school, friends, family, and other challenges that can affect how you see yourself. This workbook helps you build up your self esteem and confidence with creative activities and advice that show you how to think positively, release self-doubt, and start loving who you are.
This supportive self esteem workbook includes:
- More than 50 different exercises―Get to know yourself with quizzes, journal prompts, checklists, and more that help you set goals, work through insecurities, and find out what makes you feel strong.
- True stories from other teens―Feel less alone when you read real-life anecdotes from your peers, along with a Q&A section full of bonus advice.
- The power to change-Self esteem is like a muscle, and practicing with this workbook will help you build your confidence, stay resilient, and focus on the future.
Strengthen your self esteem and overpower insecurity with the exercises in The Ultimate Self-Esteem Workbook for Teens.
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About the Author
MEGAN MACCUTCHEON is a licensed professional counselor specializing in issues related to identity, self esteem, trauma, depression, anxiety, and anxiety disorders using cognitive behavioral therapy, EMDR, and mindfulness-based approaches. Megan is contributor for the GoodTherapy.org blog. Find additional resources at MeganMacCutcheon.com.
Table of Contents
Part 1 First Things First: The Facts About Self-Esteem
What Is Healthy Self-Esteem? 2
What You Stand to Gain from Healthy Self-Esteem 4
What Self-Esteem Is Not 5
Coping: What Not to Do 13
Facing Fear, Doubt, and the Uncertainties of Change 21
You Are Enough 24
You Can Feel Better 25
Part 2 Exercises to Build Self-Esteem, Boost Confidence, and Stay Positive
Baseline Self-Esteem Survey 28
Finding Faith in Yourself 30
Noticing Negative Self-Talk 34
Paying Attention to Perfectionism 41
Creating Affirmations 44
Know Who You Are 46
People-Pleasing Problems 57
Attention to Appearance 59
Family Factors 65
Other Influences 70
Identifying Your Stressors 79
Acting Assertively 82
Healthy Coping 88
Illustrate Your Emotions 95
Free Yourself from Guilt and Shame 102
Forgiveness and Lessons Learned 104
Part 3 Overcoming Low Self-Esteem in Real Life
You're on Your Way 133