Investing in yourself is about choosing yourself, creating a better future for you.
Investing doesn’t necessarily include money (not a lot) but it’s a necessity that you at least give what it takes to your self-development. Don’t be limited just because something is costing you money, what’s the worst that can happen? At least you will gain some knowledge in one way or another.
Don’t be cheap when it comes to YOURSELF.
Believing and investing in yourself is the best way to shift your thinking from a paradigm of excuses to one of the solution–
If you want to be your highest self you have to set goals that are actionable, measurable, and accountable.
Vision yourself in 5 years or even 10. It can be hard to imagine where you want to be when you don’t know what you want or what to set. But, all you have to do is sit down and write everything you want or need, those are your goals and then you want to go through each one and see where you can start.
Another way is to work backward from that vision of 5-10 years ,what your 5-10 years version would do?
Tools that can help
Having the right tools will make your path more achievable.
Guided mediation: It’s even better than a normal meditation, especially if you are not into it.
Journals: Having a good inspiring notebook or a journal will get you motivated to work on your goals. You will be more organized and you don’t have to be overwhelmed by what you have written and only focus on your goals.
Planners: Goals are most achieved when it’s planned and organized. Be strategic will help achieve goals much more quickly.
Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into visible
2-Find the right resources
Finding the right resources will make investing in yourself more enjoyable. This will take more time from your end there are a lot of resources out there and it can be daunting to figure out which ones are the best.
Here are some of my favorite resources
Virtual Mentors: Not everyone can afford to have a mentor and most people are into the idea of getting one. But, the internet is there for a reason, Information is available everywhere and a lot of mentors are out there putting their experiences and knowledge for FREE, use them.
Ted Talks : Listening to inspirational talks can put things into perspective and will teach you a lot. they are people who were once in your position and managed to get out and be what they are today.
Podcasts : Another way to motivate you and inspire you to invest more in yourself.
3-Set time for yourself
One of the best ways to invest in yourself is to always set a time to just be alone, but there is a difference between sitting alone and letting all negative thoughts rise and to do something useful for YOU.
Me Time Activities
Visualize: There is always something about visualizing that makes you feel good and it can help you get a clear vision of where you want to be in life from now.
Put your headphone on and enjoy.
Meditation: There is something about meditation that makes you feel good about yourself, you will never know unless you try it.
Go outside: Sometimes taking a walk in nature is all you need.
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4-Know Your Strength
Learn when to say Yes and No to the right things, set boundaries for yourself.
refusing doesn’t make you a bad person after all, because at the end of the day you will blame yourself.
Understanding your strength and weakness will make you a better person.
Real strength is not a condition of one’s muscle, but a tenderness in one’s spirit.
5-The Right Education
What if you realized that everything you want to accomplish or learn is always in a book? you wouldn’t stop reading, right?
Education comes in all shapes and sizes
You have to set time for the things that matter to you, you will be surprised by how much knowledge you gain from just reading. (just like you are reading now)
Another way is to read summary books not the best way but they can help you get an idea of what the
book is about and the main points of a certain book.
If knowledge is power, then reading is a superpower.
6-Learn a skill
7-Step Up Your Health
8-Nourish Your Body
There are lots of ways to nourish your body, but the best of them all is to just move your body. It doesn’t have to be anything intensive it could be a quick running, walking, do yoga, or a quick HIIT.
And the best thing is you can even do it while staying at home.
There are lots of free fitness out there but those are the best ones.
It’s not all about bubble bath (no bun intended)
Self-care is one of the best investment that you can do to yourself, it makes you relaxed and feel good about yourself.
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Your future depends on your dreams, so go to sleep.
I’m sure you already know sleep is important. But, productivity and creative ideas starts to happen while you sleep, and keep flooding when you had a good sleep and well-rested.
Sound Sleep Sometimes we need a little boost to make us sleep better.
Youtube Sleep Sounds You now know YouTube is your best friend.
11-Expand Your Memories
You probably heard that it’s best to spend money on memories and not things. while this is true and you should consider it, but lots of people tend to carry it away and never consider anything that includes money to INVEST IN YOURSELF. This is not the way to go.
You have to go out there and expose yourself to whatever you can, you will never know where you will end up.
Create memories just for you, you will never regret spending money on something that made you happy.
Investing in yourself includes other humans as well.
Spend more time with your family who will be able to support you to encourage you through out your journey, but not everybody has their support from their parents or family.
You can build relationships with people who are around you and willing to push you.
Because friends are the family you choose.
Be selective and meet people who are open-minded like you and will be happy to push you further.
When we were younger we used to be creative and go out more often and sometimes we get the best ideas.
But, now none of that seems to happen anymore.
Why is that?
Phones take that creativity away from us. our brain is always filled with content and information from what we see on social media.
I’m sure you probably aware of that but maybe that’s your call.
Give yourself at least 2 hours without checking your phone or surf the internet.
Let go of the things that no longer serving you, whether it’s an old friend, coworkers, or family issues.
Learn to let go of these things that doesn’t serve you well, will give you peace and give you time to reflect better on yourself instead of having a battle inside your head of why this keep happening to you.
On a piece of paper make a list of all people that come to your mind and next each name put an arrow, negative people arrow down positive people arrow up. you also want to write the good and the bad about each one, then tear the paper apart or throw it and forget about it.
This will help you to pour out your thoughts on paper instead of leaving it in your head.
Good feeling at the end.
Being kind is also another type of investing, you become happier, and feel less negative emotions about yourself.
It will definitely have a big impact on the people around you.
Things you can do
Volunteer to shop for one of your neighbors.
cook a meal for your loved ones or family.
Help your family or siblings.
Offer to walk a pet for your neighbor.