Want to improve your self esteem? Who doesn’t? The first step is to recognise that your self esteem needs care. This can be seen through a lack of routine, poor punctuality or grooming, social withdrawal, trouble asking for what you need or feeling you and your ideas don’t count. Low self esteem reduces your general effectiveness at meeting goals. It can come from living a life misaligned with your values and vision for the future or difficulties in building connections with others. Either way the steps forward are to become conscious of what matters to you and take action that you approve of. Counselling interventions include goal setting eg. SMART goals and managing expectations so they are realistic. This way you can start feeling successful right away, living a life worth living.