Over the past two weeks I have spent a great deal of time investing in myself. Sure. It was my birthday and that’s a bona fide reason for some spoiling, but I’m talking about more than that. Something deeper. Richer. A more juicy investment.
I’ve been doing it for me and for Beautiful You as a business. And I’ve been loving it. Not a hint of feeling guilty. Not a whisper of ‘You shouldn’t be.’ Not a sound or thought of selfishness. At times it’s been so great I haven’t wanted to sleep. Truly. My mind has been swirling with such a need for more and such a desire to keep digging down into my investment that I haven’t wanted to stop for a moment.
When was the last time you really invested in the most important and valuable thing in your life – yourself?
While I have spoken many times here at Beautiful You about the value and importance of self care (and I ain’t changin’ my mind about that vital form of giving to yourself!) I’m talking about more than just self care such as having a blissful bubble bath, getting a mani/pedi, catching up with a friend. Sleeping.
I’m talking about a deeper investment. One that may see you finally dust off that big idea you’ve had and start bringing it to actionable life. Dealing with that negative, weighty relationship that is not serving you. Adjusting your attitude permanently about a situation you cannot change.
Investing in you can see dreams come true. Health and vitality bloom. Goals gear up. Life be set in motion. Barriers crumble.
If it’s been a long time since you really, truly invested in yourself beyond brushing your hair in the morning and making sure your socks match (although really that I think could be seriously overated as a fashion ‘rule’), here are some tips to get you thinking deeper about how you can start making some serious deposits at the bank of YOU.
Deal with a nasty habit or way of thinking that has been holding you back. Now. - See a counsellor. Let it out. Let it go. - Sort out your finances. Get help if you need to. - Have that conversation you don’t want to have. - Stop just reading amazing life giving information and take action on it. Bring it to life. Bring it to you. - Let your creativity out. Out! Watch you soar and hear you sing. - Spend money on yourself doing what you know you need to and want. No money spent on the betterment of you is a waste. - Find ways to reframe what you think is a problem. It could be a teacher, a motivator a source of inspiration if you view it another way. - Take a step, just one teeny tiny step every day towards making the life you want happen. That’s 365 steps of greatness every.single.year. That’s a dream life coming true.
Invest in you Beautiful You. Investment by you for you. And you know I’m here to help if you need me. Feel free to email me with anything you may be stuck on or a question you may have that I can answer in a future blog post, or go for a deeper investment with some counselling or coaching.
Share with me. How are you going to start investing in you?