Thoughts on personal development: How to invest in yourself in 2022

Mercury is in retrograde along with the rest of the planetary shifts currently occurring until we enter into February. I entered 2022 with elevated energy and determination to succeed in my projects. However, life happens, and most times, we have to pivot. 

I continue to learn that we can invest in ourselves along the way. So why do most of us feel guilty about doing it? Investing in one’s self can be in any way that makes you feel empowered to take action toward being a better version of YOU. This can be financially, physically, emotionally, mentally or spiritually. Life evolves with twists and turns, but it doesn’t seem to get any easier. Even with an abundant mindset and all the law of attraction practices, you’ll find that chaos still stirs. It’s nearly the end of January, and I acknowledge that some of you are going through it already. I send my best vibes to you. Just trust the process. Sometimes, as much as you feel powerless, you have to find a way to be empowered. This is when you choose to invest in yourself wisely.

First, take some time out and breathe. Take three deep breaths with your hands in your heart centre, and just let the energy flow through your body as you breathe in deep breaths and slowly blow it out. Now, sit or stand in that space of stillness and listen to yourself. What is it that you need right now? What are you feeling? Bring your awareness to your needs and create time to meet them. Only you will know your needs, and only you can create the space to meet them.

When you are working to connect with yourself, remember that it is important to set healthy boundaries to protect yourself from outside forces. Your mental health, time and energy are precious assets. Learn when to say no and stick to it, be aware of where you need to invest your time and with whom. When it comes to financing, ensure that what you choose to invest in for yourself is within your means and always do your research. The same goes for your health. When you feel unwell, don’t hesitate to reach out to a licensed practitioner or therapist for support.

For a quick pivot into self-empowerment, find the below ideas on how to invest in yourself this year.

Read a book

Whether you’re into fiction or self-help, there are a plethora of books to help you get to where you want to be. You can start with my short ebook Make Words Your Friend: How to use the power of motivational language to achieve your business goals and succeed in your creative ventures. An easy guide.

I have a copy of The Cat out of Hell by Lynn Truss that I always read when I’m in a funk.

Invest in a hair treatment/ change your hairstyle

New year, new you.

Invest in your personal development

If you’re self-employed, this is an excellent time to find resources to teach you more about your field. You can also speak to your HR department about available personal development courses and resources at work. If you’re stuck, browse the web and watch a video to learn from many talented content creators on, you guessed it, youtube. Don’t forget to visit your local library too!

Embark on a journey of expressing self-love

Decide to go on a journey of self-discovery and self-love. Don’t be afraid to do activities alone, and in time you’ll probably find that you prefer your own company. (Whatever you do, always be safe).

Workout

Start a new workout regime that fits your physical level. Go slow and speak to your GP beforehand if you have pre-existing medical conditions.

Work with your budget

Take some time to go through your paperwork, bills and finance. Create a reasonable budget and stick to it. If you are struggling financially, research organisations for support. It’s easy to get lost in the sea of social media fantasies that have you questioning your worth and comparing your life to others. It’s not all real, and everyone’s facing their struggles. Focus on your own financial goals and develop a plan to reach them.

Nature

Photo by Darwis Alwan on Pexels.com

Go outside and vibe with nature. It’s free. 

Until next time.

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