As a professional, we often spend a lot of time either making someone else successful, investing our time and energy into outside factors that we forget our best investment is ourselves. We often prioritize our time to accommodate others and neglect the most important person in our lives, which is ourselves. You can never go wrong with investing in yourself; you are the guaranteed investment in your life. Here are 3 reasons why investing in yourself is so important:
1.) Invest in your education
On a daily bases, the brain can absorb 34GB of information, which equates to 105,000 words. Just because you graduated from college or you’re well into your career doesn’t mean you can’t learn something new. Staying in a state of constantly learning can actually give you a competitive advantage in your career by keeping you abreast of new technology and trends.
2.) Your health is your wealth
Have you ever noticed how much more productive you are when you are rested, eating healthy and working out? There is a direct connection between fitness and success. The food we eat the amount of rest we get each evening and our workout patterns determine our energy levels. According to a study conducted by the University of Georgia, “Better ability to focus, improved confidence and enhanced ability to follow through were directly attributed to improved fitness levels.”
3.) Invest in your future
Small sacrifices today make for greater rewards later. Put some money in savings, buys a few stocks and bonds, trust me your future self will thank you!