Okay, I lied; it’s not really a trick. What I’m about to tell you is a proven way of taking your self-confidence to the next level and that is by……drum-roll please….exercise!
Let me tell you why. When you spend time on taking care of yourself, you will end up with a higher feeling of self-worth. This is because you know it is not easy to get up before the sun rises and follow through with your workouts while the rest of the world sleeps – and yet you did. You placed importance on yourself. You will know that you did what had to be done, even while no one was watching. With this comes an immense amount of self-respect which will most definitely increase your self-confidence.
One of the best benefits of exercising is that it can improve your mood. When you exercise or walk, it helps in the release of feel-good endorphins by the body into the blood stream. These endorphins reduce stress, mild depression and anxiety. To find out more about depression signs and symptoms, read the following article Symptoms of Depression: Are You Depressed? So next time when you feel down or stressed, take a brisk walk and you will find your mood elevate and that the stress is gone. Also, working out will definitely improve your physical appearance, which will in turn boost your self confidence. Look good, feel good!
So are you ready to breathe new life into your body and feel energized like never before? Here are a few ways you can make that happen…
The simplest way to get started is to put on your shoes and head out the door for a walk! No gym times, no traffic, no equipment means no excuses for you. If you are just getting started with physical training, walking is the perfect first step (pun intended)!
Yoga doesn’t just build physical strength, but mental strength as well. The way your spiritual mind gets in touch with your body is something that can be incredibly empowering. Try ‘Surya Namaskar’ for an easy way to get into yoga.
This is one of the best ways to really enjoy the process of transforming your body and mind. If you find a sport that you like, you will be motivated to play it AND stick with it. Team sports are a great way to have fun, burn calories and meet new people.
Exercising may not be easy at first, but I promise you it will be worth it. The things worth having are rarely easy to obtain. Good luck!