The Everything Self-esteem Book

The Everything Self-esteem Book

Boost your Confidence, Achieve Inner Strength, and Learn to Love Yourself

eBook - 2004
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A guide to improving self-esteem that explains how to build confidence, achieve inner strength, and learn to love yourself.
Publisher: Avon, Mass. : Adams Media Corp., c2004.
ISBN: 9781440522697
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xii, 305 p.) : ill.
Contents: What Is Self-Esteem Anyway?
Finding Your True Self
Formal Definitions of Self-Esteem
Self-Esteem Takes a Bad Rap!
Feeling Good versus Feeling Right
Recognizing What's Right
When Self-Esteem Is Unhealthy
Recognizing Unhealthy Self-Esteem
What Self-Esteem Isn't
Characteristics of Unhealthy Self-Esteem
Looking for Love in the Wrong Faces
The Effects of Unhealthy Self-Esteem
Influences on Self-Esteem
The Past Matters
Your Family
Your Friends
Your Teachers
Television, Movies, and Music
Letting Go of Old Ways
Deja View: Seeing Yourself Through Clear Glasses
The Pitfalls of Comparisons
Your Uniqueness
Believing What Others Say
Handling Criticism and Praise
It's Who You Are
How You Behave
Finding Happiness
Forging Relationships
Your Values and Spirituality
Achieving Your Aspirations
It's Not Just a Job
Change and Growth
Problem-Solving Skills
Critical and Creative Thinking Skills
Your Personal Economy
Dealing with Mistakes
Getting Ready for the Journey
Developing a Positive Mindset
Setting Goals That Work
Making Personal Commitments
Developing a Plan of Action
Getting the Job Done
Sample Goal-Planning Worksheet
A Job versus a Career
More Than the Money
Working for Others
Givin' It All You've Got
Activity: Stretching the Limits
Happiness and Laughter
Defining Your Personal Happiness
The Habits of Happiness
Finding Happiness
Sharing Happiness with Others
Turning Away Misery
Activity: Daily Happiness
What Does It All Mean?
Why Spirituality Matters
The Power of Beliefs
The Role of Spirituality in Character
The Role of Spirituality in Ethics
Activity: If It Is to Be, It Is Up to Me!
Wellness in the Body
Eating Right, Feeling Right
Caffeine, Nicotine, Alcohol, and Drugs
Wellness and Your Thoughts
Stress Reduction
Wellness as a Way of Life
Activity: Bury the Victim
Expanding Your Comfort Zone
Getting Out, Getting On
Taking Positive Risks
Holding Back the Fears
Dreaming Big
Motivation to Move On
Activity: Your Legacy
Looking Back
Cleaning Up the Past
The Danger of Living in the Past
Running from the Past
Learning from Mistakes
Embracing the Lessons
Activity: Digging Up Bones
Developing a Philosophy of Life
What Is Your Purpose?
Knowing What You Need
Pursuing What You Want
Why Are You Here?
Where Are You Going?
Getting There
Activity: What Is Different?
Dealing with Contaminated People
identifying Contaminated People in Your Life
Types of Contaminants (A Baker's Dozen)
Confronting Contaminated People
Giving Them a Second Chance
Eliminating Contaminated People
Activity: The Stupidest Person I Know
Visualization and Positive Thinking
The Power of Optimism
Getting the Optimism Fever
Conquering Pessimism
Visualizing Your Success
Putting Visualization into Action
Activity: Twenty-Four Hours
A Personal Definition of Integrity
Moral Bankruptcy
Developing a Personal Integrity Plan
Fitting Integrity into Your Life
When Your Integrity Is Threatened
Activity: What If?
Personal Responsibility
Owning Your Actions
Failure to Accept Responsibility
Handling Blame
Personal Criticism
Letting Go of Perfection
Activity: Past Responsibility
Forgiveness and Reconciliation
Making Peace with the Past
What Is Forgiveness?
Forgiving by Communicating
Forgiving by Resolving Conflict
Learning to Trust Again
Understanding Differences
Take Action Now
Activity: Finding Goodness
It's Healthy to Self-Promote
Discovering You
Renewing Your Relationship with Yourself
Mementos of the Heart
Letters to Myself
Thoughts of Worth
Activity: Self-Advertisement
Unconventional and Creative Thinking
Summary: A guide to improving self-esteem that explains how to build confidence, achieve inner strength, and learn to love yourself.


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