Part of our self-esteem has to be remembering what we do well. It is very easy to take them for granted because we do them all the time. Cherishing what we do well and keeping that in mind will keep positive thoughts going.
For example, I take for granted my writing and speaking abilities, yet am told by others how great they are. For me I just do it so often it doesn’t seem like anything special. But it is! At work the other day, my supervisor reminded me she loves the way I talk on the phone (in customer service). She says my tone and the words I use help make the customer feel trust and comfort in the answers I give. When I’m in a crowded room giving a speech, to me it is a speech, but to them, to you, it engages, entertains, and educates.
I do have to remind myself of what I do well. I may not always hear it from others, but I shouldn’t rely on that either. It is the knowing the of all the things in my life, there are things I do well.
Cherish those things you do well. Count on them. Remember them. These are the things that can get you through even the coldest winter days of low self-esteem. You are capable and talented. Find your strength.