Why and How to Invest in Yourself

You can’t afford not to. Trust me.
You want to be looking after no. 1. And I don’t mean it in a selfish way. Quite the opposite. More in line with the “on board of a flight” thinking; when you are on an aeroplane and the flight attendant announces: “In case of loss of pressure apply your own oxygen mask first before you help anyone else.”

In other words, it is our responsibility to look after ourselves, to take the time to develop our gifts and talents, so that we can get the best out of ourselves and others.

You may like to try some of these ideas:

Take care of your health
Eat right each day, fuelling your body with nutrients. Do something every day to get moving and get your heart rate up, even, if it’s just a short walk. Exercise gives you the energy to take on the day with confidence and gusto.

Work on your bucket list
If you don’t have a bucket list, then it is time to start one. Your bucket list is meant to be a list of everything you want to achieve, do, see, feel and experience in your life. Your list may be on-going, but you can start by writing 20 things down. Then each month or so, make sure you’re knocking out at least, one of the items on your list.

Read books and attend workshops
Expand your knowledge and skills in your personal life and / or work. Stimulate your imagination, increase your general knowledge, relax, tap into the mind of great thinkers... Most great people do.

Challenge yourself
Our human nature is such that we tend to shy away from things we consider to be difficult, even if we know those activities are good for us. However, do not forget that the confidence and reward we reap from getting out of our comfort zone are immense.

So, go out there, be bold, be brave and have a great month. Look after yourself - as Marie Forleo puts it:

“The world needs that special gift only you’ve got.” Nurture it.

EssentialsMAG motivation contributor is Sasha Kenney from Fit Philosophy sasha@fitphilosophy.co.uk
Tel: 07841 261582

 

Victoria Lee