Build confidence and wellbeing Develop strengths and resilience Enjoy your friends and environment Think about and design the future you want

How to be More Awesome – a practical journey

How to be More Awesome was developed in response to feedback on our Food for Thought journal and from participants on our training courses. We designed it with the help of young people, creating a bespoke resilience journal for them that can:

  • Build confidence and wellbeing
  • Develop strengths and ‘bounce-back-ability’ (resilience)
  • Encourage people to value and enjoy their friends and environment
  • Support people to think about and design the future they want

Positive Psychology research indicates that encouraging positive emotions, wellbeing and gratitude promotes creativity, achievement, and builds personal resilience, improving your ability to deal with difficult times.

The workbook draws from Positive Psychology and Appreciative Inquiry (AI), to offer a personal development tool that increases personal resilience, confidence and wellbeing. It supports positive reflection and awareness, helping young people identify and build on their strengths and skills. The text includes material on resilience, mental toughness, appreciative living, gratitude and the benefits of ‘reframing’.

How to be More Awesome is more than a journal – it is a structured resilience course undertaken individually, in groups or as a facilitated programme. It was co- designed with World Merit participants and students from the Studio School, Northern Schools Trust, and includes:

  • Advice on journaling and its benefits
  • Helpful hints, useful information and case studies
  • 20-day starter programme followed by a menu of exercises to pick from
  • Tasks and exercises to support learning
  • Exercises that can be used for external review
  • Supporting website:

What people say:
  • It’s brilliant. It will help people feel better about themselves – I think Year 13 will love this when they are under pressure.
    Kingsway Academy student


  • We want our students to be self-aware and skilled at building relationships so they can develop positive mindsets that are essential for digital leaders. The ability of our students to inspire themselves and others is important, and this book will help them do this.
    Shaun McInerney, Principal, Studio School, Liverpool


  • The Appreciating People approach to appreciative inquiry is something you have to feel to understand. What the journal does is not spoon feed you theory and complex terminology, but instead, it opens a door to discovery, allowing you to walk in..and find the answers for yourself by experiencing them first-hand. I think this is the most empowering approach.
    Martina Buchal, World Merit Global Ambassador

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