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On the eve of each new year, many of us commit to making lifestyle changes we believe will improve our sense of personal satisfaction and bring us happiness. Rather than seek out professional help, we attempt to resolve some of our behavioral issues ourselves.
Confidence in one's value as a human being is a precious psychological resource and generally a highly positive factor in life; it is correlated with achievement, good relationships, and satisfaction. Possessing little self-regard can lead people to become depressed, to fall short of their potential, or to tolerate abusive situations and relationships.