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Self Esteem

What is self esteem?
Self-esteem is how a person feels about themselves.  A person with low self esteem generally feels worthless and that they have little to contribute and they lack in confidence.
What are the signs of low self esteem?
If you often feel that you are never quite as good as others in your class or your friends

If you often put yourself down, you think you are stupid or you won’t be able to do something, even before you have even tried it

You lack confidence to try new things

You find it hard to keep and make friendships

If you have a negative image of yourself, you  might feel bad, ugly, unlikeable or stupid

You give up easily when doing  something or when something doesn't work properly
and you know you don't deal very well with failure

You maybe let others treat you badly and say nothing and put up with i

You find it hard to cope when you make a mistake, lose, or fail

What can you do to try and boost your self esteem?
Try and be kind to yourself

Remember it's ok if you make mistakes

Try not to compare yourself to others

It feels better if you talk to yourself, say in front of a mirror and say you are good enough

Take care of yourself eat well and maybe practice mindfulness

Make plans to for things you would like to do, things that you know can make you happy

Since 2004, Dove has been building self-esteem in young people – and by 2030, we’ll have helped ¼ billion through our educational programmes.

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