George and DOG have some advice for self-esteem: Facing your inner critic in a calm and rational way can be a great strategy for building your self-esteem and being kind to yourself. Your inner critic can put thoughts in your head that aren’t as nice as you’d be to other people, so why should you allow yourself to say something negative? Going through the self help exercise of facing your inner critic is good for self.
Remember: Be like cat. Be good to self.