Investing in Yourself – It’s Time You Started!

Hey… welcome to my blog.

This afternoon I was busy looking at my bank balance contemplating whether or not to buy ad space for my blog. You can buy a Facebook ad for like R50…

At first, I was reluctant after checking my bank balance then I thought, I’d spend R50 at McDonald’s without batting an eyelid yet when it comes to buying ad space for my blog I first think about it. Why?

This brings me to the point of this post, investing in yourself.

Think about all the money you spend on guilty pleasures… it adds up! Why not take that same money and spend it on something that’ll help you in the long run, you know… invest in yourself!

We often don’t do things because we think they’re expensive and can’t afford them. But if we really sit down and look at our finances and analyse all those amounts we think are insignificant that we spend on essentially useless things – it adds up!

Go and do a quick count now, open your banking app and count all those small amounts you’ve spent recklessly. It’s probably not as little as you thought it was huh?

The same goes for time. Maybe you don’t exercise because you don’t have time or you’re always eating quick, unhealthy meals for the same reason. If you look at the time you spend on YouTube and Netflix (whatever your poison), you’ll realise you actually have plenty of time. It’s just the way you choose to spend it that’s getting to you.

One could say the same when it comes to studies. Admittedly, it took me a while to grasp this one because I always felt like I didn’t have enough time when I started out.

A student can spend hours going out, clubbing, binge-watching TV shows then cram for finals at the last minute when they had the WHOLE SEMESTER to prepare.

At the end of the day, it boils down to priorities.

Utilise the time you spend doing activities that don’t really yield any positive results and work on your goals instead. Invest in yourself and your future.

If it means waking up earlier or ending your day earlier then so be it!

You can go out drinking and clubbing with all your rich, educated friends but where are you with your goals? Are you working on them or just going with the flow?

If you take anything away from this post it’s that you should INVEST IN YOURSELF.

It doesn’t have to be financially.

Personally, investing in myself means – working out even when I don’t feel like it and trying to eat healthily. Working on my blog and writing every day (among other things) as well as working towards my goals. Sure, I have some lazy days where I barely do anything but that’s what we call balance…

Choose 1 aspect of your life that you’d like to improve and start working on it today. When you have free time start working on your goals.

A little R & R is needed but don’t overdo it.

Do at least 1 thing every day that will get you closer to where you want to be in life.

You are your longest and most important investment. It’s time you start prioritizing investing in yourself.

Thanks for coming to my TED talk!

7 thoughts on “Investing in Yourself – It’s Time You Started!

  1. I am so with you! A teacher once said that the more things you have to do the more time you have. This is true, because the more things I have to do the better time management I have. I guess the same goes for money – invest in the important things (and budget!)

  2. It’s a really good point that we often don’t think twice about spending money on things not so good for us and then debate about the good stuff! I think investing in ourselves, however we choose to do that, is a great step to take. Thanks for the reminder!

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