To raise your self-esteem and wellbeing, you need to spend time on yourself and on creating a life you enjoy. Spend too much time following a path that others have influenced you to walk, when you dream of heading in a different direction, and you’ll eventually be stuck in a life you never really wanted.
Make time to think about what you want, create goals and aim for them. Whether your idea of a happy life is to live in the countryside and spend time with your family, or to become CEO of a company, it doesn’t matter what others think. This is your happiness and your life, so start building a life you want.
You will come across setbacks and may not achieve everything you wish for, but at least you can say you grabbed your life by the balls.