Most of the time when people suggest ways for how to invest in yourself they are usually talking about a monetary investment. And while this is true, sometimes it’s just as important to invest time into yourself. I would like to share some incredible ways that you can invest in yourself because there’s a simple investment that you will enjoy and see big returns.
What is it?
Yourself! The best investment you can make, is in YOU. Investing in yourself is an example of self-love, you must love yourself before you can expect others to love you.
Self-Investment = No Self-Depreciation
With that in mind, here is the list that I personally followed and would love to share with you – a few tips and meaningful ways of improving yourself.
1. Invest in Your Finance – Become the boss of your money
Get your spending and saving under control now! Debt is no fun at all and it is dragging you down. Until you are debt free, your money is not truly yours. Paying all debt is the first step in controlling your finances so they can’t control you. Then you’ll become less stressed, sleep better, and have more peace. And don’t forget about stashing away cash so you can fund your dreams!
Saving enough money to pay cash for what you want will give you the ability to quit a job you despise, start a business you love, or simply have the financial freedom you want. Having extra cash for both emergencies and possibilities is an amazing investment in yourself. Those dreams you shelved when you accepted a life of financial chaos can become realities with a little financial planning, budgeting and self-control.
Learn how to save money — even without a regular paycheck!
2. Invest in Your Health – Do regular exercise and have health insurance
Take care of your health. Eat right every day, fuelling your body with nutrients. Exercise gives you the energy to take on the day with confidence because of how it makes you look and feel. Well, insurance is totally boring, I know. However, it is also necessary. While assuming the best is a great way to live, preparing for the worst is the prudent way to live.
The basic insurance types everyone should have includes — life (for those with dependent), homeowner’s/renter’s, and health insurance. When you’re self-employed the cost to insure yourself can be quite high so it’s important to shop around. The point is though, you need to protect yourself, and your family, and insuring yourself allows for that peace of mind.
3. Invest in Your Knowledge – Read books and blogs
Whenever you talk to millionaires and business owners, one of the things they always recommend as a way of attaining success is to read books. Books give you the power to learn new things and bust through career slumps. In other words, books can take you to places you’ve never been and give you several ideas you never thought of. And these days there are no excuses not to continuously read. I mean, you can listen to audio books while you work out, do chores, or when you’re on the road. Take some time this week to read a book or listen to a new author. Not only is it fun, but it will get your creative juices flowing!
Check out this list of the inspiring books to read for motivation.
4. Invest in Your Creativity – Never stop learning
Each of us will go through phases in our businesses where we aren’t as busy as we’d like, that’s the perfect time to continue learning. You can start feeling a bit restless or bored, and this can lead to burn out. Take a moment to think… What’s a skill you’ve been dying to learn? What’s something in your biz that you’re frustrated with that you know could be better?
Look at an area of your business that you might be under-utilizing, like social media advertisementt. Consider taking a Facebook/Instagram course and start implementing new marketing strategies. Have you been interested in learning a creative skill, like Dried Flower Creation? You can explore your passion and creativity to build your own business from the scratch (who knows!).
5. Invest in Your Soul – Give yourself a break
You already know the importance of self-care but how often do you actually make time for this in your daily life? From taking a break to watch Netflix to simply enjoying a bubble bath, watching motivational video by Jay Shetty, (I do it regularly to refresh my soul!). Giving yourself, a break is key to avoiding burnout. One thing I like to do to take a break is simply get outside, and sometimes it’s for an entire weekend. A weekend getaway is a great time to recharge and reinvigorate yourself as a person — not just a business owner. Give yourself permission to take a break and don’t feel guilty about doing so!
6. Invest in Your Relationships – Invest in a Coach or Community Center
Invest in a coach or community center. A coach can assist you in putting all of these strategies into action. A coach is your partner in success. It is their job to assist you in creating and implementing your success plan, so you can become the best that you can be. Investing your time in a community center will also help you to define your life purpose. You get results that you can see when you improve the lives of individuals in your community. You may even improve your own experience of living in the community if you’re investing close to home.
Investing in yourself emotionally, physically, spiritually and financially, will allow you to become the best version of yourself. When you are the best version of yourself, you will be an attraction magnet to others!
How would you invest in yourself?