Positive self-esteem is a predictor of good physical and mental health[4][5]. People with higher self-esteem often report having happier and more satisfying lives[7]. They’re more confident about their abilities to cope with problems and take on new challenges, and also more likely to approach new people to make friends. High self-esteem often acts as a protective factor, helping people deal more effectively with common stressors in life[6][8]. Positive self-esteem protects older adults from health problems[3].

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I remind myself of my strong sides.
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My self-worth is based on my values, my character and my contributions.
I learn from mistakes and move on.
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