To boost your self-esteem, write about chapters of your life

In truth, so much of what happens to us in life is random – we are pawns at the mercy of Lady Luck. To take ownership of our experiences and exert a feeling of control over our future, we tell stories about ourselves that weave meaning and continuity into our personal identity. … Intriguingly, there’s some evidence that prompting people to reflect on and tell their life stories – a process called ‘life review therapy’ – could be psychologically beneficial.

Woman standing next to a car in the 1950s
Tell me the story of this chapter of your life. (Photo: Don Pugh/Flickr)