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Investing in yourself pays the best interest, has minimum risk and guaranteed quick ROI.
I swore to myself that 2018 will be my year and that I will work hard this year to achieve some of my life goals even as a stay-at-home mom. And guess what? A big part of my goals is investing in myself.
If you are like most people, perhaps you find the idea of investing in yourself selfish. What you probably don’t understand is that the safest place to put your money and time on is in yourself. Investing in yourself pays the best interest, has minimum risk and guaranteed quick ROI.
Investing in yourself as a stay-at-home mom is definitely not a selfish thing to do. In fact, the only way we can help the people around us and make their lives better is by taking care of ourselves first.
So, how do you invest in yourself as a stay-at-home mom ? Here are great ways.
1.) Invest in your health.
Health is wealth and it’s an age-old saying for a reason. You can buy medicine with money, but your money is of no use if you are not healthy. The logic is simple. If you take care of yourself by eating healthy, exercising regularly, and attending to your overall needs, you are securing your finances in the long run.
2. ) Learn a new skill.
Ever heard of a quote that goes Invest in yourself to the point that others want to invest in you? Well, I think that explains why learning a new skill is a great investment for yourself.
When you invest in yourself by means of learning a new skill or developing your knowledge in a particular field, you are increasing your value. This means that you can eventually use these skills and knowledge to get a good-paying job or additional sources of income.
The good news is that in this digital age, you don’t have to leave your house to learn a skill, which is a common issue among stay-at-home moms with small children. With the Internet, learning something is just at the tip of your fingertips, literally.
I started learning new skills a few months ago by enrolling in a few blogging courses. I think it was a great investment as the courses helped me set up this blog from scratch and taught me about monetizing a blog like creating digital products or services. Maybe someday, I will add similar services to my portfolio.
I bought a bundle with 70 courses in it and here are a few of the ebooks I’ve read and courses I’ve taken so far:
- Blog by Number course by Suzi Whitford – Course on how to start a profitable blog
- Pinteresting Strategies by Carly Campbell – eBook on Pinterest strategies for blogging
- Core Affiliate Strategy Guide by Rosemarie Groner – eBook on affiliate marketing
- The She Approach to Boosting Your Blog – eBook on traffic, monetization and traffic
- Ready, Get Set, Blog – Course on blogging/traffic
How about you—what kind of skills you want to learn this year?
3. Practice Minimalism.
Many people tend to believe that Minimalism is deprivation. It is NOT.
Minimalism is a journey or a process of simplifying your life so you can have more time for things that matter more to you and for me, practicing Minimalism is a way of loving yourself as well. It’s one of the best investments you can do for yourself as it can benefit you in many ways. Minimalism can help you increase your happiness by doing more things that you love.
Related Post: 7 Ways Minimalism Can Change Your Life
4. Read more or listen to podcasts.
Reading is food for the soul. It does not only help you broaden your knowledge but also inspires you and feeds your imagination. This simple activity also helps boosts your energy and increase your productivity.
I like reading educational books that cover topics like self-improvement, Minimalism, spirituality, and productivity. You can find some great books below.
But, if you are not a fan of reading, an alternative would be listening to podcasts.
5. Hire a coach.
If you have great business ideas, hiring a coach can assist you in putting all your ideas and strategies into action and help make you the best that you can be. It’s a great investment you can make for yourself or your future.
6. Invest in your self-confidence.
When you feel good and confident, you can conquer many things. You can perform better in reaching your goals while maintaining a good family life. And, there are many things you can do to improve your self confidence, such as learning a language, improving your physical appearance, polishing your verbal communication skills or simply wearing quality and comfortable clothes.
7. Meditate to have a clear mind.
Having a clear mind has a big co-relation not only to your finances, but to the overall quality of your life as well. Having a clear mind means better judgments and decisions. This has a big impact especially in your finances. Meditation, or simply doing things that help you de-stress, can help you achieve clutter-free mind.
Investing is not only a transaction you do with a bank or any financial institution. It is something that you do everyday. It is reflected on how you treat yourself when things are going good, boring, or bad. Invest in yourself if you want to be financially independent. This way, you are guaranteed to gather the benefits in the future.
Over to you–do you invest in yourself?