Self-esteem is the way we perceive and value ourselves. It is common for people to compare themselves to others however this often leads to us judging ourselves quite harshly, or putting ourselves down.
It is easier than you think to fall into a pattern of thinking negatively about ourselves. Low self-esteem can cause us to only focus on how we want to be different or what we want to change, ignoring what we actually like about ourselves.
Low self-esteem can stop us from achieving what we want to achieve, and prevent us from trying anything new. Over time if left to get worse, low self-esteem can have a significant effect on our mental health and general wellbeing.
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