So. Self esteem has a lot to do with happiness, general satisfaction, and how you handle the darker parts of life. I'm going to do one of those totally cliche things and ask YOU to list 5 extraordinary things YOU think about yourself. It's an exercise in introspection. And its an exercise in examining your own insecurities. If you think of something, list it - don't argue with yourself if its true, or how it will look to others, or if you have enough required modesty not be seen as a braggart. I'll even start, since, I've been wrestling with this for about 5 months now, and I think I have a decent list going...
Also, you MUST STATE these things in a positive way, as fact. None of this "I feel I am..." or "I think maybe..." bullshit.
(yeah yeah, I'm running, I'm about to run, I'm getting up from the computer...)