Self-esteem is how we view and think about ourselves and the value that we place on ourselves as a person. Often, people are more likely to be critical of themselves, and not feel very good with who they are. This can often be a consequence of other factors, but it can also be a contributor as well. Improving your self-esteem is about acceptance of who you are, learning to acknowledge your positives and balancing out how you view yourself – it's ok to have weaknesses, but you have strengths too!

Low self-esteem can impact your personal and family relationships, work and school performance, neglect of your own self-care and constant self-criticisms. It can also reinforce passive communication, and not feeling heard or listened to, something that is important to our wellbeing.

Learning to challenge your negative thoughts and start acknowledging your positives will help you to improve your self-esteem. Creating a space of acceptance, and self-love, teaching yourself that you are enough just how you are. This will contribute to you living a meaningful and balanced life.