Many live with the idea that we should not settle because we deserve the best, but are you falling short of yourself? Are you giving yourself the best that you got? The idea of giving yourself time to do whatever you like without family and friends can seem selfish to a lot of people, but that is wrong. For you to thrive and feel your best, you need to invest in yourself. Many of you invest in relationships with people in your life but forget to invest in yourselves, leaving you feeling drained and burnt out.

This cycle will make you feel unmotivated, and it can stop you from being your authentic self. Investing in yourself will make you appreciate the work that you do in your personal and professional life. It will also help you create boundaries when it comes to investing in the people in your life. Doing this will allow you to have a clearer picture of what things are worth your time, mental space, and emotions.

Here are a few things that you can do to start investing in yourself:

  • Start saying “no.” 
    Part of investing in yourself is, realizing how valuable your time is. Understand what your priorities are and where you want to spend your time and energy. It is okay to say no, and it is not selfish to prioritize your emotions, mental, and physical health. You need to show up for yourself before you can dedicate time and effort to those around you!
  • Don’t try to live up to the perception of others.
    You are not responsible for the idea that someone has of you. Your values and goals will decide who you are and what success means to you. Stay true to yourself and your journey.
  • Do what you love.
    You may have given up the things that you love without realizing it, but it’s so important to give yourself time and space to do the things you enjoy. Schedule time to allow yourself to do the things you love. Doing so will make you feel more energized and motivated after.

Take your power back and invest in yourself!