We are all guilty of getting caught up in our routines: Our alarm goes off in the morning, we wake up, get ready, go to work, do a couple of errands, make dinner, and then the cycle repeats all over again the next day. We find ourselves in this spiral of surviving in life rather than doing things that are more practical for yourselves. The thing to remember though is that you are your most important investment if you want to live a long meaningful healthy life. In doing so, we need to make better choices for ourselves.
Think about it, if you are drained completely you aren’t only affecting yourself but those around you too. It is time to ignore being tired and worn down and do something about it. Not only will you thank yourself but those around you will thank you too.
So what are some of those most powerful investments you can make for yourself?
Commit to moving your body every day.
Research has shown that regular exercise can reduce anxiety, improve sleep, and improve your memory. The recommended time to invest in exercising right now is 30 minutes. Yet I dare you to find an exercise you love and do it longer. Note that moving your body every day doesn’t have to be an intense workout every day. It can but something like kayaking or yoga or stand up paddle boarding counts as moving your body too.
Try new things.
You won’t know if you like something until you try it. You never know, there may be something out there that you haven’t even tried that will fulfill your soul unlike anything else. And don’t worry, trying new things may be super uncomfortable at first but the more you try to do things outside of your normal routine the more it will come naturally to you.
Make and maintain healthy relationships with others (and yourself).
It is important for us as humans to connect with other humans. It is important to connect with other but even more important to connect with other humans on a more meaningful level. Studies show the more friends you have the happier you are which could lead to a longer happier life. Keep in mind though, that you need a healthy relationship with yourself first before you can have healthy relationships with others.
What ways do you invest in yourself?