A lot of people find themselves between a rock and a hard place in life, working to pay
the bills in a job that does not make them happy and that they hate,
even. You work hard to make other people rich. You invest your time
in simply living day to day without even thinking about what you
could become if you actually invested in yourself.
When you decide that the best investment is in yourself you soon come to realize that you
may be selling yourself short and that you could be doing so much
more. Today might be the day for you to stop and think about what you
can create if you take steps to invest in your own present and your
Take Care of Your Health
The Mayo Clinic says not only does exercise help alleviate conditions such as high blood
pressure and diabetes but it can also be beneficial for your mental
health. It is important to have a good grasp on your mental health if
you really want to start investing in yourself. Read more…Depression and Exercise
Depression and anxiety can be major roadblocks in taking steps of self
improvement so these psychological issues need to be addressed.
Starting a regular exercise and workout regimen can be mighty beneficial. Not only will
it improve your overall physical health but it has other effects.
When you feel physically healthier you tend to feel more confident.
In fact, the mere act of exercise releases feel good hormones in the
So start to eat a little healthier and get a little more activity, it can be a game
changer for your future plans. I have heart disease and I tell people
all the time that if I hadn’t started walking in the early 90’s I
probably wouldn’t still be alive today.
If you are going to invest in yourself one of the first things you need will be goals.
You need something to strive for. Make short term (30 days) and
longer term goals; 3 months, 6 months, 1 year and longer. Of course
you need to know what you want (most people don’t believe it or not)
so you must take the time to really assess what you want to achieve.
Start by looking for your ultimate goal and then plan out the steps you need to take to
get there. Along that route there will be goals you’ve already
decided on so set yourself achievable milestones and get to work.
Improve Your Mind
Knowledge is power and is very important when investing in yourself. You can never stop
learning, there is no such thing as too much knowledge. It is vital
to try and learn new things constantly, especially those things that
help you towards the kind of life you want to create.
Read books or articles related to your goals. You need to understand your goals if you want
to follow them. Attend classes or seminars to expand your education
and do not let your mind stagnate. I don’t understand people who
don’t like to read. If that’s you, please find a way to learn whether
that’s listening to audio books, cd’s or watching videos.
There are many options to learn. If you’re hungry enough you will find a way.
Build Your Confidence
Self confidence is attached to almost every element of a happy and
fulfilling life. When you work on your self confidence you are
actively fighting against fear and anxiety, two things that can
really derail your personal success. You know what really builds that
confidence? Little successes built one on top of the other. So those
goals you set and achieve are what will get you to where you want to
When you build your confidence you start to feel more capable and as a
result you do in fact become more capable. Read
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There’s lots of places online on how to improve your confidence or you can attend classes
either in person or virtual that can help you boost your belief in yourself.
It may sound like something you have no choice over but you really can choose to be
happy. It’s amazing how many people in the world are, not only
miserable, but choose to stay that way. I mean they make no effort to
try to raise their own outlook. This doesn’t include people who are
legitimately or clinically depressed.
Depression is a real thing for many people and I really do feel for them. A person very
close to me is dealing with it now. There are ways to combat that
psychological problem and if you’re dealing with it you should try to
find help and I hope that you do.
Legitimately depressed aside you should adopt an attitude of focusing on the positives over
the negatives. Find something that you are proud of or that makes you
happy. Invest in your own sense of well being. Remember, the best
investment is in yourself.