I’ve found that self-esteem is all about control of your own life. And this control is contingent upon your ability to organize your life. This means following your own bent; not subjecting yourself to someone else’s “playbook” in place of your own; being able to access what you need when you need it; having discretionary time; and being in a position to concentrate on your most important priorities.
Once you’re organized, your personal control grows – this in turn, enhances your personal power (flexibility, versatility, influence, and so on); more power leads to more success – which enriches your self-esteem.
It’s no more complicated than this. So… get organized mentally and physically, and cease telling yourself and others that you’re “overwhelmed,” or have “writer’s block,” or feel “lost.” All of this is negative nonsense and you deserve better.
By organizing your life and thereby gaining the control you desire, you’ll extricate yourself from the “doom and gloom loop” and propel yourself into the “success loop.”