Zine— Self-esteem isn't actually that great, and getting all puffed up about yourself isn't exactly a recipe for the good life.
How about self-compassion instead? Bestseller Dr. Faith explains the difference and offers some helpful exercises in developing more compassion for yourself. It's actually very different, she explains, than letting yourself off the hook for your bullshit.
It's more helpful to accept that you're human so that you can learn and grow. Love and be kind to yourself!