First of all what do I mean invest in ourselves? Get that massage, take a day off for yourself, splurge on something you love, sit outside and listen to the birds for a moment, go to a dental or MD apt for your health, invest in a coaching program, sign up for a class in something that interests you, further your education, take time for you to exercise or go to the gym.
Now that you have an idea, lets mention a few reasons why we DON’T invest in ourselves:
- Guilt! If we take care of us someone else will suffer or will go without. Example- a person identifies something they will they REALLY want but it is too expensive suddenly the brain goes- if I do X then my children wont eat, or I will lose my house.
- Not enough time! Again that states everyone else is more important.
- I shouldn’t NEED that, it is just a want. Maybe a WANT is a NEED for your soul!!! To unlock creativity and get you closer to the life you dream of.
So, What changes when we choose to take this BOLD action of investing in ourselves? It is the ultimate act of Love. Love for our existence and the miracle that is life. Love for those who brought us into the world, regardless of circumstances! And love for us as a person who deserves love.If you want to take care of others, it must start with YOU.
An empty vessel is not going to be of service to anyone around you.
When you demonstrate and show you are investing in yourself in big or small ways, you are a role model for your family and inner circle around you. You wouldn’t want someone you loved to not enjoy the fruits of life.
So why should we deny ourselves?
When we deny ourselves we teach others that is OK.
It creates courage.
It is a courageous act and proves you can make things work!
More joy, health, time and/or wealth can start flourishing.
Is there something you really desire to change but it hasn’t happened yet?! it might be that you haven’t taken the BOLD action to love yourself and do what you need (not what someone else needs).
When you invest in yourself you will finally be able to meet your goal. If you want to see more love and joy in our world and help in the community at large, it must start with you. The outlook you have each and every day is a mirror for others around you. You can do it!
I know you can