“Investing in yourself is the best investment you will ever make. It will not only improve your life, it will improve the lives of all those around you.”Robin Sharma
Sadly, so many people are trapped in a rut in life, forcing themselves to work to pay the bills in a job that makes them unhappy in order to enrich others. While you simply live day to day, you don’t take time to consider what you can become if you invest in yourself.
In the course of actively investing in yourself, you soon come to realize that you may be shortchanging yourself by not investing in yourself more. Then maybe today is the day for you to take a step back and reflect on what you can create if you invest in your own betterment.
1. Maintain a healthy lifestyle
“Self-care is not selfish. You cannot serve from an empty vessel.”Eleanor Brown
In addition to improving conditions such as high blood pressure and diabetes, exercise can also improve mental health, according to the Mayo Clinic. In order to start investing in yourself, you need to have a clear understanding of your mental health.
It is crucial to address psychological issues such as depression and anxiety if you want to take steps towards self-improvement.
It is hugely beneficial to get into a regular exercise and workout routine, since it improves both your physical and mental well-being. You tend to feel more confident when you are physically fit. Just by engaging in exercise, the body releases feel good hormones. You can change your future plans by eating a little healthier and getting a little more exercise.
2. Start to Set Goals
“Man’s life is independent. He is born not for the development of the society alone, but for the development of his self.”B.R Ambedkar
One of the first things you need when investing in yourself is a set of goals. Take the time to ask yourself what you want to achieve in your life so you have something to strive for. The first step is to determine your ultimate goal and then outline the steps you will need to take to reach that goal. Setting achievable goals along the way will help you achieve them.
3. Improve Your Mind
“An investment in yourself pays the best interest.”Benjamin Franklin
Power comes from knowledge, and this is a very important thing to remember when you are planning to invest in yourself. No amount of knowledge is ever too much. In order to create the kind of life you want to lead, you must constantly learn new things.
For you to achieve your goals, you need to read books and articles relevant to them. Attend classes or seminars to expand your knowledge and keep your mind active.
4. Develop your self-confidence
“Invest in as much of yourself as you can, you are your own biggest asset by far.”Warren Buffett
Almost every element of a happy and fulfilling life is linked to self-confidence, says psychologist Barbara Markway Ph.D. By developing your self-confidence, you actively combat fear and anxiety, which can seriously hinder your success. Developing your confidence will lead you to feel more capable, and as a result, you will be able to perform at a higher level.
Consider attending classes that will boost your self-confidence or search online for tips on how to improve.
5. Choose Happiness
“Expect from yourself, don’t expect from others. No one will invest in you. The best investment is to invest in yourself.”Anonymous
Though it may sound like something you can’t control, you actually have the power to choose your happiness. I am not discounting the reality that depression is a problem faced by lots of people, but there are ways to combat it.
The only way to overcome depression is to fight it and also to adopt an attitude that focuses on the positives over the negatives. Focus on what makes you proud or happy. Focus on what makes you feel good about yourself.