Your Most Important Investment – Invest in Yourself!

Two female joggers on foggy Morro Strand State Beach

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The most important investment you can make is an an investment in yourself! Now this isn’t rocket science and it isn’t anything new, but how often do we fail to treasure and nurture what should be our most precious asset – ourselves!

The Power of Positive Thinking

I went to a clairvoyant recently and I came out feeling confident, inspired and empowered. Whether you believe in clairvoyants or not, the power of positive thinking, of believing that you can do something and following your passion is very powerful. Without that belief you are likely to sit on the fence and watch the world go by, but when you’re motivated and inspired you can achieve great things!

Nurture Your Body, Mind and Soul

In order to be successful we need to be in top condition. Of course, success means different things to different people, but whether your definition of success is having loving relationships, excelling in your chosen field of work, being financially secure, or all of the above, you won’t be successful if you neglect the most important thing – YOU!

Think about this analogy. If you were racing a car, you wouldn’t push it out of the garage on the day of the race, low on petrol, with flat tyres. You’d make sure it was in peak condition and you would have invested a lot of blood, sweat and tears getting it that way. The same applies – invest your time and energy into making you the best that you can be.

Nurture Your Body

You are what you eat. Junk in, junk out. You know what I’m saying. Too much processed food is not good for our bodies, Enough said.

Get moving! Even if you just walk around the block, you’ve done a lot more than the person who is sitting on the couch. For me, taking my dogs for a walk on a beautiful sunny day, through the farmland and bush walks is one of my favourite pastimes! Exercise for the body, feeling the warmth of the sun, watching the dogs playing – nothing quite like it!

Get a health check!  When was the last time you went to the doctors?  We get our  cars serviced regularly, why wouldn’t you give your body the same respect!

Nurture Your Soul

Discover your passions – what do you enjoy doing, what are you good at? Often people are good at doing things that they enjoy (or is it the other way around?). We spend so much time working, if you enjoy your work, do it well, and get paid for it too, then you’re onto a good thing.

Maybe your passion is not your work – it could be a hobby, an interest, your religion or faith. Whatever it might be, follow your passion.

Be kind to yourself – treat yourself like your best friend. Don’t beat yourself up when you make mistakes, because that’s how we learn.

Feed Your Mind

The brain is like any other muscle, it needs to be exercised – use it, or lose it! Learning new things that interest you is exciting and as well as exercising your brain, can open new opportunities. The more you learn, the more you’ll want to learn.

Don’t Let Past Regrets Ruin Your Life

Life has a way of throwing us curve balls from time to time. When this happens, we do need to take time to recover and heal, but then we need to get over it, and get back to living our lives!

Learn from your experiences and move forward.

Surround yourself with positive people, look after yourself – nurture your body, mind and soul.

Are you investing in you?  I’d love to hear your ideas, please leave a comment.

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  1. #1 by eric roberts on July 17, 2012 - 6:17 am

    hi Michelle a couple of glasses of nice Merlot red wine after work and after blogging does it for me. good post. thanks eric roberts

    • #2 by Michelle Childs on July 17, 2012 - 6:25 am

      Hi Eric,
      Yes, I like a nice glass of red too! Good way to destress and relax after a busy day. Thanks for dropping by. Have a great day :-)

      Michelle

  2. #3 by Donna Merrill on August 27, 2012 - 2:11 pm

    Hi Michelle,

    These are excellent topics to live a “balanced” lifestyle. As a clairvoyant myself, I get so much feedback when people tell me “thank you, I feel better” Well that is one way to see your options and what choices you want to make.

    Positive thinking, having that healthy mindset and nurturing your body help so much. To me it is a mind/body/spirit connection to be joyful.

    And of course, as you say, don’t let past regrets ruin your life. Leave the past where it belongs…in the past!

    Thank you for an inspiring post.
    Donna

    • #4 by Michelle Childs on August 27, 2012 - 10:26 pm

      Hi Donna, thanks for your lovely comment.

      I read a quote the other day:
      “When something bad happens, you have three choices. You can either let it define you, destroy you, or you can let it strengthen you.”

      This is so true – we have choices, and it’s amazing how many people choose to let it destroy them.

      Thanks for dropping by, I enjoyed reading your comment :-)

      Michelle

  3. #5 by Shiwangi peswani on September 3, 2012 - 4:12 am

    Hey Michelle, lovely post and indeed very true. We must invest in ourself , though I am not very much like that. I am very lazy by nature and so more work and exertion irritates me.
    But yes I always try to be positive by thoughts and I must mention that I loved the last point saying ‘Don’t Let Past Regrets Ruin Your Life and have to change this thing in me.

    • #6 by Michelle Childs on September 3, 2012 - 12:34 pm

      Hi Shiwangi
      It’s all about your mindset. I know that sometimes we can’t be bothered and feel lazy. But honestly, if you do take the time to look after yourself, for example start exercising and eat a healthy diet – you will find that you have more energy and feel better in yourself. Try it!

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