One of the best ways to boost self-esteem is to set yourself a goal and work towards achieving it. Depending on the goal, you might reach it in 1 day, 1 month or even 5 years, this doesn’t matter. You will prove to yourself that you can achieve something on your own and that feeling will boost your self-value immensely.
Now I am focusing specifically today on physical goals. The reason for this is simple – getting yourself physically active will make you feel stronger, healthier and will release wonderful endorphins which give you a natural boost. Even if it takes 5 years to reach your physical goal, you will naturally lift your self-esteem along the way. Just listen to Legally Blonde’s Elle Woods if you doubt this!
My current physical goal is to be able to conquer the monkey bars! I enjoy those muddy obstacle races (I actually have one tomorrow eek!) and one part I cannot do is swing across those damn monkey bars. I expect it will take a while before I get there, but the journey in itself is increasing my self-esteem as I feel myself getting stronger…
If you’re new to exercise, I would recommend your goal to be running a 5km race in a few months time. If you think this is not a challenge, up it to 10km. Or for a real challenge, look into a new race like the Tough Mudder or a triathlon. One of my friends’ current physical goal is to complete 10 full press-ups (no knees on the floor!).
Let me know if you decide to set yourself a physical goal, as I would love to hear the challenges people set themselves 🙂