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Make self-esteem a habit, every day. Written by Lisa Schab, author of Self-Esteem for Teens, The Self-Esteem Habit for Teens offers 50 simple, positive thoughts and immediate actions to help you “perceive it, believe it, achieve it!”
When it comes to cultivating positive self-esteem, the teen years are the most challenging. You’re probably experiencing major changes—at school, with friends, physically, and mentally. But you may be tempted to compare yourself to your peers, friends, and celebrities, or get caught up in the seemingly perfect lives of others via social media. These comparisons, along with self-criticism, can feed into your insecurities and cause you to feel like you just aren’t good enough. So, how can you break the negative habits of comparison and self-criticism and start being a true friend to you?
In The Self-Esteem Habit for Teens, you’ll learn 50 easy, little ways you can make self-esteem a reality (and a habit!) every day—anytime, anywhere. Following the advice within this fun, pocket-sized guide, you’ll discover the six steps of lasting self-esteem, and find tips to help you learn from your mistakes, practice gratitude, see things from a different perspective, celebrate strengths, stop overgeneralizing, and cultivate healthy relationships.
Real change only happens with repeated practice. If you’re looking for concrete, immediate ways to help you practice and live the principles of self-esteem in your daily life, this little guide is chock-full of wisdom, positive thoughts, and immediate actions to help you be your best self—your authentic self!
About the Author
Lisa M. Schab, LCSW, is a licensed clinical social worker with a private counseling practice in the greater Chicago, IL, area. She has authored sixteen self-help books and workbooks for children, teens, and adults, including The Anxiety Workbook for Teens and Beyond the Blues. Schab teaches self-help workshops, conducts training seminars for professionals, and is a member of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW). You can find out more about her at www.lisamschabooks.com.
Table of Contents
PART 1: Positive Thoughts 1. Recognize Your Power 2. Claim Your Value and Worth 3. Understand and Release Devaluing Messages 4. Choose Positive Self-Messages 5. Adjust Your Attitude 6. Practice Gratitude 7. Celebrate Your Strengths 8. Embrace Your Differences 9. View Yourself with Compassion 10. Learn from Your Mistakes 11. Compare to Yourself, Not to Others 12. Love Your Body 13. See Infinite Possibilities 14. Focus on the Present Moment 15. Avoid Overgeneralizing 16. Don’t Take Everything Personally 17. Believe in Abundance 18. See the Bigger Picture 19. Eliminate All-or-Nothing Thinking 20. Realize No One Has a Perfect Life 21. Think from the Facts, Not the Feeling 22. Know It’s Okay If Not Everyone Likes You 23. Refuse to Have a Pity Party 24. Accept Your Journey 25. Find More Than One Source for Self-Esteem PART 2: Positive Actions 26. Get to Know Your Authentic Self 27. Live from Your Authentic Self 28. Use Mindful Breathing to Stay Calm and Clear 29. Manage Your Feelings 30. Learn to Tolerate Discomfort 31. Set Realistic Goals 32. Increase Your Peace 33. Use Problem-Solving Skills 34. Make Positive Decisions 35. Act with Conviction 36. Take Responsibility Instead of Blaming 37. Work with Your Weaknesses 38. Face Challenges Head-On 39. Turn Things Around 40. Practice Basic Social Skills 41. Act Assertively 42. Set Healthy Boundaries 43. Choose Friends Who Value and Respect You 44. Run Your Own Life 45. Surround Yourself with Positivity 46. Move Your Body 47. Try New Things 48. Wear a Smile 49. Look the Part of Healthy Self-Esteem 50. Ask for Help Ending Notes Acknowledgments
Schab resides in Antioch, IL.