Printable self esteem worksheets for kids, teens and adults
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Sentence-completion is a deceptively simple yet uniquely powerful tool for raising self-
understanding, self-esteem and personal effectiveness and also help us accept unpleasant facts,
shed light on hidden motivations, and demystify fears.
I was really happy when
If I bring more awareness to my life today
I’m proud of
If I pay more attention to how I deal with people today…
If I bring 5 percent more awareness to my most important relationships…
Challenging Negative Thoughts
The hard part about self-talk is that it always feels true. Even though your thoughts might often be
biased or incorrect, you tend to assume that they're facts. Remember that our thoughts and
evaluations are often opinions.
Therefore they are open to question, and should not be something we just blindly accept if they are
causing us distress. Instead, you can dispute, dissect, examine, and assess them like a detective or
lawyer would, to see how realistic they are and put things in perspective.
What is my evidence for and against my thinking?
Are there any other ways that I could look at this situation?
If I were being positive, how would I perceive this situation?
Is there anything good about this situation?
Negative thought Evidence against it
You can use journal prompts to improve self-esteem and get to know yourself on a deeper level.
When you journal, you tap into different states of mind that help you become clearer about your
desires and the person you want to become. The more often you journal to improve self-esteem, the
better your relationship with yourself will be.
Some examples of prompts within this handout are:
I felt proud when...
Today I accomplished …
Something I did for someone …
I am grateful for …
I want to feel tomorrow …
Grateful thinking promotes the savoring of positive life experiences. By relishing and taking pleasure
in some of the gifts of your life, you will be able to extract the maximum possible satisfaction and
enjoyment from your current circumstances. When you realize how much people have done for you
or how much you have accomplished, you feel more confident and efficacious.
A gratitude journal is exactly what it says – a journey or diary documenting daily the things (5- 10)
that you are grateful for.
I am grateful.…
My Strengths and Qualities
Your thoughts determine your feelings and the functioning of your brain. Focus on your positive
aspects so you fill your brain with the best fuel possible. Write about your Strenghts, Good Traits,
Things I am good at:…
Compliments I have received:…
Challenges I have overcome:…
I’ve helped others by:
Printable self-esteem exercises - worksheets give you the tools necessary to build new
brain pathways. But doing them once is not enough. Building positive self esteem
requires consistent regular practice. For an overview of this process, must-seen article
is self-esteem activities for children, teens, and young Adults.