6. Making realistic goals is a proven way to improve your self esteem
Setting goals is great, but if you set them too high, you’ll feel badly if you’re not able to accomplish them. Make a goal that is just out of reach, but something you’ll actually be able to achieve.
What can you do: Be realistic. Don’t say “I’m going to train really hard and become an all-star athlete”. It’s not impossible, but it’s very, very difficult to achieve. Try something like “I’m going to train to get in shape”, and when you reach that goal, you can “up” your goal and make your next one more challenging (I’m going to run 5, 10, 20 miles, I’m going to do a marathon, a triathlon…). Start your goals low and keep raising the bar!