• Achieve Today Team

3 Simple Ways to Invest In Yourself Today

Updated: May 11, 2018

It's tempting to put your own needs aside, but when you invest in yourself, you're more empowered to take on the challenges of the world, show up for those who matter, and use your skills and talents to make the world a better place.



It's easy to get wrapped up in the busyness of day to day life, from work to chores to raising a family. It's tempting to put your own needs aside, but when you invest in yourself, you're more empowered to take on the challenges of the world, show up for those who matter, and use your skills and talents to make the world a better place.


It’s not selfish to pour into yourself. In fact, it’s the key to success for both yourself and those around you. If you’re not sure where to start, these three key areas can help boost your sense of wellness, happiness and wholeness.


1. Try New Things


When you try new things, and step a little outside of your comfort zone, you step into an area of growth. Of expansion. Of self-development.


This helps you step more and more into your own power, and become more of the person you were meant to be.


Part of the reason this works is because when you invest in your own self-growth, and explore new ways of thinking, your brain forges new neural pathways that bring clarity, mental focus and creativity into your life.


This is why taking self-help personal development courses, such as the ones we offer here (see the menu above), are such powerful tools. They allow you to build your strengths, learn how to manage your perceived weaknesses, and become a bigger and more light-filled version of yourself.


We have many courses on personal growth and development in areas like relationships, family and career. Explore this topic more with CUE, our free virtual coach. CUE is completely free and you get access to hundreds of courses, articles, videos, and audios on personal development. If you want to learn more, click here to get free access now!


2. Make Relationships a Priority


As you get older, it's often hard to maintain some of the close friendships and relationships you once had as a youth. However, expanding your social network and making friends has been shown in studies to make you significantly happier. (1) Plus, researchers note that having good friends makes you more resilient when life gets difficult. (2)


Find like-minded people to share your interests, passions and activities. For example, perhaps you could join a hiking club, or a running group, or a monthly book club. It’s easier to make friends and forge new connections when you have shared values or interests.


3. Make Time for Movement


It’s not about having a specific body shape or hitting a weight goal, although those can be side benefits. Exercising and investing in time to move a little throughout your day has numerous benefits, ranging from reducing stress and anxiety (3) to improving your sleep and beating insomnia. (4)


Set aside time every day - at least 30 minutes - to exercise, even if it’s a simple walk around the block with your dog. This time will soon feel special and sacred to you (as opposed to something you “have” to do) and you’ll see the returns in spades.



References:

1. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4724393/

2. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2921311/

3. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4498975/

4. https://sleepfoundation.org/ask-the-expert/how-does-exercise-help-those-chronic-insomnia

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