The Self-Esteem Habit for Teens: 50 Simple Ways to Build Your Confidence Every Day

The Self-Esteem Habit for Teens: 50 Simple Ways to Build Your Confidence Every Day

by Lisa M. Schab LCSW
The Self-Esteem Habit for Teens: 50 Simple Ways to Build Your Confidence Every Day

The Self-Esteem Habit for Teens: 50 Simple Ways to Build Your Confidence Every Day

by Lisa M. Schab LCSW


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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!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781626259195
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
Publication date: 01/02/2018
Series: Instant Help Solutions Series
Pages: 200
Product dimensions: 4.90(w) x 6.90(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 13 - 17 Years

About the Author

Lisa M. Schab, LCSW, is a practicing psychotherapist in the greater Chicago, IL, area; and author of 20 self-help books, including The Anxiety Workbook for TeensThe Self-Esteem Workbook for Teens and the teen guided journals, Put Your Worries Here and Put Your Feelings Here. She has been interviewed as an expert on the Milwaukee television stations WTMJ-TV and WISN-TV, by The New York Times, Scholastic Choices magazine, Teen Vogue, Psych Central, and Kate Shannon’s Creative Therapy Umbrella podcast. Schab has authored regular mental health columns for Chicago Parent Magazine and The Sun Newspapers. She is a member of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) and the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI).

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


Schab resides in Antioch, IL.

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