How much time do you give to others? What is it that you allow others to have that you don't?
If you find that, by the end of the day, you are out of energy and still unfulfilled than it's time to look at investing in yourself. It's just as important to take care of your needs as it is to work, have a family or travel the world.
Investing in yourself means that you work toward what you want. For me, I used a certain percentage for self-development, making sure that I mastered my life. Today, I continue to look at what I need, want, or am lacking. When there are ways to fulfill that need, it helps me to accomplish even more.
You should give at least 10% of your path to mastery to invest in yourself. In this video, I talk about how important it is to work toward that goal now so you get more from your life later.
What Does It Mean to Invest In Yourself?
There are many definitions and opinions about investing in yourself and what that really means. Compare it to finances. If you invest in something, you put the money forward, expecting it to give a greater return to you later.
When you learn how to invest in yourself, you are looking at a way to fuel your entire being for the future. You are able to find knowledge, tools, and things you need to feel better about yourself and to look forward to new alternatives to determine what is next.
Here are some of the forms of investments that you can make into yourself:
- Emotions. If you don't feel good, then you may need to invest in your emotions and changing their state. For instance, anxiety or depression can be reversed with simple things. Meditate every day, exercise more and find things that make you happy. Even if you do this for 10 – 20 minutes every day, you will start to feel better.
- Knowledge. Invest in your knowledge because it becomes your power. The more you know, the easier it is for you to succeed. When individuals speak about self-development, they are looking at how this relates to their knowledge base and how that improves their levels of mastery. Knowledge doesn't have to be academic. It can relate to information about how to better your life.
- Lifestyle. Always work on improving your lifestyle. If something doesn't hold a certain standard, then improve it. Only you can determine what makes you feel better or have the right resources to improve how you live and what you enjoy.
- Health and Fitness. I believe that health is different than fitness. Someone can be healthy but have low endurance or strength. At the same time, some that are strong and fit may have bad health. When you invest in your body, you allow your life to improve. Make sure you look at your fitness levels to get results.
Of course, there are several other ways you can look at investing in yourself. See what else I say about your personal investment in this article.
It's up to you to look at what you need and to fulfill that with different forms of being happier, healthier and being yourself.
10 Tips for Investing In Yourself
Certain guidelines for investing in yourself helps you to find the best approaches to live a happier, healthier life. These 10 tips allow you to take the first steps to mastery… the path of personal investment.
1. Invest in Self-Development.
There are several, new formats that help you to better your life. Everything from happiness to living the life of your dreams is available. Looking at positive guides, such as books, courses or other concepts that allow you to live a better life is the fastest and most effective way to improve. I personally set aside a certain number of goals every year for my own self-improvement, specifically to get the knowledge that I want and need.
2. Surround Yourself with Successful Friends.
If you are going out with others, what are they like? Do they make you feel good and have your best interests in mind? If not, then look at how you surround yourself. Social groups change how we interact with others and what we decide to do. If you don't feel positive, inspired or gain knowledge after being around friends, then you'll be limited in your own self-worth. Always stay in check with your personal surroundings.
3. Play More.
If you don't play enough or are creative, then fulfillment may be limited. Find time to be creative, play, sing and enjoy life. Being serious all the time will never help you to achieve results. Scientific research shows that it is essential to laugh and enjoy life for a better biological balance.
Not only is play important for investing in yourself, but it also releases certain dopamines and hormones within our system. It allows us to be happier, relaxed and to even live longer. Laughing, enjoying life and playing more allows you to be yourself more.
4. Focus On Your Health.
I've found hundreds of remedies and alternatives for health. It's a great approach to investing in yourself and to help with your longevity. The idea of your investment is to fuel your life so you continue to feel better and so you have more for later. When it comes to your health, that means finding ways to increase vitality, longevity and energy levels.
Everyone has different needs and approaches for their health. In my Life Mastery Accelerator program, I focus on detox programs as well as specific approaches that apply to increase your health. I highly recommend that you always use this as a priority to increase what you need in your life.
5. Follow Your Bucket List.
Have somewhere you want to travel? Always wanted to do that one thing but never “got to it?”
There is no time better than now to do what you really want. Follow your dreams and fulfill your passions. I always recommend that you take massive action in fulfilling what you truly desire in life.
If you can't fulfill those things on your bucket list, then decide how you can take the first steps to do the one thing you want most. It may mean that part of your financial investment goes toward saving for the trip you want to take or the entertainment you want to enjoy. Plan your bucket list if you can't reach it and decide on a specific time when you can reach those goals.
6. Set Goals.
Before you get caught in thoughts, ideas and “what ifs”, start changing your mindset to practical steps. Goal creation is a powerful formula for investing in yourself. All it takes is looking at what you want and setting the steps in place to reach the results. When you set certain goals, you will find that it is easier to achieve what you truly desire and to reward yourself in the process.
7. Visualization or Meditation.
There are hundreds and maybe even thousands of guides about the Law of Attraction and the power of meditation. It's also a great way to start investing in yourself. Start to see yourself in the future and what you want to look like, be like and do. Continue to see that visualization and to resonate with what that means for you. As you continue on your life journey, you will find that it starts to become the truth.
8. Time Out.
Often, we are caught in the notion that we have to “do something” in order to invest in ourselves. The most powerful thing you can do for yourself is nothing. Just be with yourself. Allow yourself to relax, take time away from the usual routines and to find a state of inner peace and calm. When you take time away, it rebalances your state of mind and helps you to take the next steps with what you want out of your life.
9. Create a Life of Experiences.
There is a balance between routine and experiences. It's great to have healthy habits and certain routines that allow us to remain balanced and in touch with what we really want out of life. It's also important to experience what we truly desire. Investing in yourself means creating life experiences. Do something you wouldn't have considered, jump outside of the box and find something new that allows you to enjoy more and get more back. Fuel yourself with moments that you can remember forever.
10. Know What to Improve… and Improve It.
You know where you are at in your life. You know where you are satisfied and where you are uncomfortable. That's where investing in yourself begins and ends. It begins with you. You have to decide what you want to improve and what challenges you want to overcome. It may be emotional, it may be your knowledge base or it may be related to your health.
Time for Massive Action
If you aren't satisfied with something, take massive action to improve that area of your life. Visualize change, set goals and take action every single day to change the one area of your life that is the most discouraging.
I've found that my investment in myself has led to a completely different way of life. I have experienced endless abundance, continuous growth and wealth, not only in the form of finances but also with my life experiences, relationships and my point of view toward the world.
Listen to yourself. Know what you need in this exact moment. Start investing in yourself now.