THE WAYS I’M INVESTING IN MYSELF.

 

I remember reading this post by Kat a few months ago (she has one of my favourite blogs so do be sure to go and check it out) and really resonating with the things she had mentioned.

It has only occurred to me recently that I’ve started putting things in practice in my own life, and I thought I’d jot down a few of them today in this post incase you were interested.

CREATIVITY

Firstly, I have just joined up to an Instagram e-course that I’m super excited about! I won’t mention it too much as I haven’t had the time to sit down and really spend a good hour on it, but I’m looking forward to spending my afternoons getting stuck in with a cup of tea by my side. This did cost a fair few pennies, but I viewed it as a treat to myself.

I’m also investing more time into listening to podcasts and feeling inspired, for the ones I’m loving at the minute read this post.

BODY

Not everything that you can do to invest in yourself is costly, for instance, I’ve been switching up doing different workouts each week and my body is really appreciating the mix I have going on and that I’m engaging different muscles. Plus it also means I don’t get bored doing the same thing all the time too.

I’ve also got quite a few massages this year (about every 8 weeks) and they have been fantastic! I know indulging in a massage is not for everyone and can seem a bit lavish, but for me the price is really worth it for the feeling I get afterwards and how different my body feels after some TLC.

Along with massages and a varied exercise routine, I bake a lot more these days than I ever did. I’m always in the kitchen making myself healthy snacks for the week ahead and I really enjoy the process. It also means I get yummy treats which is fine by me.

 

MIND

I’ve been having a lot of ‘active’ rest lately, where when I’m relaxing, I’m partly doing something else too, which stops my mind from spiralling and over-thinking.

Usually when I’m watching TV, I cross-stitch or colour. This means I’m getting a bit more ‘me-time’ in without even realising!

 

Not every way of ‘investing’ in yourself has to be expensive. Some can be so simple but make such a massive difference.

Other ways you can invest in yourself:

  • Treat yourself to a new work wardrobe that makes you feel confident.
  • Spend some time thinking about changes you want to make in your personal life and make a plan of action to follow through.
  • Notice when you are working too hard, and take a day off.
  • Make a list of things you want to do with the rest of the year, and book one today.

 

Do you ever ‘invest’ in yourself?

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  • I loved this post! Sounds like you’re really trying to make some changes and put yourself which is great! I think I need to take a leaf out of your book and make some changes too, I just find that I really don’t make the most of the time that I have! Everyone seems to achieve so much in a day and I want that feeling too!

    Madi x
    madiwilliams.com

    • Thank you for reading Madi! I find for me, I put things off so I just do it as soon as I can xxx

  • Amy Eade

    Oooh I’m excited about your Instagram course, can’t wait to see how it inspires you! I bought myself a new camera lens recently and it took me so long (literally months) to actually take the plunge and buy it but I just tried to view it as an investment into a hobby I really enjoy!
    Amy xx
    callmeamy.co.uk

    • Ooh what camera do you use lovely? I always feel such an amateur as I still only use my phone!

      • Amy Eade

        I use the Sony A5000 which isn’t a super fancy one, it was the cheapest compact DSLR I could find! It’s really good though. Your pics always look great anyway! Xx

  • Love this post Natalie! I need to follow in your footsteps and start investing in myself, especially when it comes to overworking and needing a day off. I’m going to compile a list of things I want to do this year and book one thing right now, not only will I have something to look forward to but I also the satisfaction of ticking it off my list

    Fran | http://www.franciscarockey.co.uk

    • That’s such a great idea Fran! Good luck with it 🙂

  • Isti Sugiharti

    Ah… mind is the most difficult one. I always over-think and it ruins my sleeping schedule which ruins my body also. I need to overcome that.
    Anyways, would you like to follow each other? 🙂

  • I love this!! So important to invest in these areas of your life!

  • I am really trying with operation “self-care”, albeit finding it very difficult amidst the dissertation chaos! :-/ But i try to do something each day and like using instagram to keep track of this.

    So for me, it’s making myself a nice frothy coffee with our coffee machine mid-morning, in addition to using my Lush “oath creamy dreamy” in the shower in the mornings.

    I’m also making sure i stop to do crochet each day, regardless of if i feel “behind” where i want to be dissertation wise.I truly loved this post, thank you. You’ve motivated me to book in a massage once i’ve handed in my dissertation!

    Bumble and Be

    • YES! I love this comment Sophie. Taking time for the little things is so important xxx