Investing isn’t just about money…
Improving your quality of life isn’t just about making money. To really improve your quality of life, you have to learn how to invest in yourself. You have to learn ways to improve yourself on a daily basis.
Improving yourself has several benefits:
- Better Self-Confidence
- Heightened Mental Clarity
- Improved Focus
- Greater Motivation
- More Rewarding Relationships
- and more…
So, what can you do to improve yourself?
The first thing you can do to improve yourself is pretty simple, though the effects go beyond fitness. Exercising daily can really help your train of thought. Going on walks regularly will clear your mind and if you can catch sufficient sunlight, you will also create a lot of Vitamin D.
Vitamin D is known to help bone and teeth health, help prevent some diseases, boost weight loss, and can even help fight depression. Getting a light exercise in before a big test or presentation will also help you stay focused and on point.
Next, you should try to take part in some art form at least weekly. This could be drawing, sculpting, or even playing a musical instrument could count. Learning different techniques and styles of your chosen art form can boost your creative thinking skills.
A couple other things you should consider doing on a regular basis are puzzles and brain teasers. These will help you think outside-the-box more often and help you come up with creative solutions to problems you are facing.
One big thing that you should consider doing is learning a new foreign language. The ability to speak and read multiple languages increases your overall brain power. It also improves your ability to multi-task and improves your memory.
Another big benefit of learning another language is that it helps slow the onset of Alzheimer’s and Dementia. Learning a new language might also encourage you to get out and travel the world a little if that’s something you’ve wanted to do.
Goal-setting should be one of your top priorities when it comes to self-improvement. Setting and achieving goals boosts self-confidence and encourages positive thinking.
You should try setting 3 daily goals, 3 weekly goals, 3 monthly goals, and 3 lifetime goals. This way you always have a goal that you are working towards.
Make sure you set realistic goals but don’t be afraid to push the envelope a little. When you accomplish a goal that you didn’t think was quite possible, it’s a very rewarding feeling.
Lastly, one of the easiest things to do on this list is read. Read books and read often. Read to expand your knowledge of an industry and read to explore new concepts and ideas.
Reading a book weekly increases your vocabulary and opens you up to new thoughts. You end up learning things you would never have considered before, especially if you read about unfamiliar industries. Reading about other industries might reveal different ways to solve familiar problems.
For more information on self-improvement, I personally recommend The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change. It’s a great book on the subject and will definitely help you on your self-improvement journey.
What do you think? Do you understand how to invest in yourself better than before? I’d love to read your thoughts and comments on ways to improve yourself below.