15 WAYS TO INVEST IN YOURSELF

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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– Farshad ASL

1-Personal development

Setting goals

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.

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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

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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.

Calm and Head Space can be a good starter for you.

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

Read

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)

You have a few options is to read books or listen to audiobooks.

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.

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Four Minutes books

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If knowledge is power, then reading is a superpower.

6-Learn a skill

Never stop learning! always keep an eye for new skills to learn and to develop yourself.

It will help you figure out what you want to do with your life.

Tools 

Enroll in a free workshop 

Webinar 

Youtube 

Skill share 

7-Step Up Your Health

Eat Healthy 

Investing in yourself also means to investing in your health. we tend to get lazy and we don’t want to cook all the time or even think of what to cook. But, you don’t have to cook anything fancy.

Save yourself time and use the free tools.

Tools 

Pinterest

Yummly 

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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. 

Tools 

Chole Ting 

Fitness Blender 

Do You Yoga

There are lots of free fitness out there but those are the best ones.

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9-Self Care

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.

You can check more about it  here 

10-Sleep More

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.

Tools 

Sound Sleep  Sometimes we need a little boost to make us sleep better.

Youtube Sleep Sounds  You now know YouTube is your best friend.

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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.

12-Relationships

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.

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13-Detox

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.

If you work from home and you have your phone or laptop you can use social media blocker such as media blocker for chrome, Firefox, and for phones

14-Let Go

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.

Simple Exercise

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.

15-Be Kind

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.

Take time to invest in yourself. Your future depends on it.

This Post Has 15 Comments

  1. Lara

    Loved this post! It really motivated me to start investing time on myself <3 Love your blog

    1. Amira

      Thank you <3 . Glad to have you here.

  2. Jenny

    Some great tips here. It’s super important to make time for yourself, especially in the crazy times we’re living in.

    1. Amira

      True. I think it’s the prefect opportunity to start invest in ourselves in those times, thank you.

  3. Lori

    This is a great post! I love how you encourage people to care about themselves but it is not just self serving because in turn you are a blessing to others. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Ana

    I agree! Investing in yourself isn’t always about the money you put down but more about how much time and energy you dedicate. As you said investing in yourself is also about setting goals and creating relationships with others.

  5. Rodha

    Such amazing tips throughly loved reading this post I can relate to so many of these tips. At the moment I have been loving listening to podcasts because I’m constantly busy and to empower and motivate myself I listen to podcasts every opportunity I get.

    1. Amira

      Thank you for taking time to read.

  6. Jaymee

    I love every part of this. I have been trying to come into my own and make more time for myself, and reading this was very reassuring.

    I appreciate you! Thank you for being a part of my journey!

    1. Amira

      Hey Jaymee, It’s lovely to have you here! Glad to know I could help.

  7. Brie

    This post is amazing! I would agree with every single point you made. My favorite is being kind to others. Giving provides more satisfaction than receiving!

  8. Katrina

    These were really great tips! I’ll have to intuitively spend more time investing in myself. You gave some great pointers.

  9. The Cheetah Buzz

    I love setting time for myself because sometimes when I am so busy or feeling overwhelmed, I forget that I need time to take care of me as well. The Calm app has been so great to use. I love the rain sounds and the fireplace sounds. It places me in the right mood to relax and regain the energy that has been lost. – Josie xxx

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