“If you want to invest in something with minimum risk and a guarantee big return, invest in yourself.”
One of the biggest investments we can make is an investment in ourselves. Why? Because our future depends on it. We live in a day and age where the pressures of life puts such a demand on us that we miss out on the opportunity to do the things that will really refresh and be of great benefit to us. How can we really be efficient and give our family, friends and the people who we are in contact with everyday the best version of ourselves, when we don’t have anything to pour out? We’re getting burned out overexerting ourselves on things that don’t add value to our lives.
Think about what life would look like if we really took the time to invest in ourselves. Imagine how mentally, emotionally, spiritually and physically healthy we would be. What would happen if we took time everyday to do something that helps us get refreshed and grow? What would happen if we really focused on being better than we were yesterday?
There are so many different ways we can invest in ourselves whether it’s going back to school, reading books, going to networking events, conferences, going on a trip, taking mental breaks, doing something we really enjoy, etc. The investments that we make today will reward us with a great return in the future.
“Make yourself a priority. At the end of the day, you’re your longest commitment.”
When we commit to investing in ourselves we put ourselves in position to accomplish our dreams, because in order to really see our dreams happen we have to be in a place where we are constantly getting better and changing. How can we really see our dreams accomplished if we are not growing ourselves? “The same old mindset gives us the same old results, new mindset equals new results.”
What are some ways you can invest?
1.) Invest your mind
Investing in your mind is so important because the way you think will manifest in the way you act. We use our minds all day long, every moment of every second of our lives, yet we sometimes fail to realize the power it has in changing the course of our lives. If we can change our thinking we can really change our life. Learning to deal with what’s going on in our head is what will help us to stay healthy mentally. We can grow our mind by reading and listening. What you read and listen to has a lot to do with how we think. Whatever we feed our mind is exactly what we will get in return, so be sure to feed it with the right things.
2. ) Invest in your emotional health
Our emotional health is also such an important part of our overall health. Our thoughts feelings and behaviors, really help in how we relate to ourselves and others. Being emotionally happy does not mean that we are always happy but that we are aware of our emotions. We can improve our emotional health by building relationships and expanding our support system, by gaining knowledge so that we are not afraid of the unknown, by getting time to ourselves so that we can better understand our feeling and by refraining from overextending ourselves.
3.) Invest in your physical health
If we really want to live a long time a we have to take care of our bodies. Simple things like drinking more water, or eating vegetables can make such a big difference in the way we feel and in our energy levels so we can really be able to accomplish our everyday task. Taking walks is another way we can take care of ourselves because it not only helps us physically but it also help reduce stress. Our physical health is so important because it the most visible dimension health. If we really want to be able to accomplish our dreams and live long enough to make a great impact we have to take care of our physical health.
4.) Invest spiritually
It is said that people with high spiritual health is often more resilient. For me personally my relationship with Jesus is one of the most important things in my life. Every day having the opportunity to read, pray, worship or just sit still just really helps in building my relationship with Jesus and helps me to start my day off right. Growing spiritually can really play a huge role in guiding so much of our lives and as we read the Bible and learn to know God better it can have an impact on our mental, emotional and physical health. This in turn makes such impact on the level of hope we have for the future.
Thank so much for reading!
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