Making Me the Investment?

There are lots of different ways of “investing in you”:

o Education: Is the key to all you want to do and be in life. You can’t do a whole lot if you don’t know how! Choosing an area you want to learn more about requires some contemplation and soul searching. Figure out what you are passionate about and then go after it. There are a wide variety of ways to become educated and everyone knows school is a very valuable tool to get you there. But there is also self learning. Reading is an excellent tool. The internet is as well. You must have the drive to seek the knowledge.

o Relaxation: Our bodies are temples and as such, we need to take care of them. Living and working in a stressful environment day in and day out will take a toll on your body. The major effected area being our brain. Exposed to an overload of stress basically kills our brain cells in the area we need most for memory and learning. A certain amount of stress is a good thing; it forces our brains to be challenged and therefore enhances our creativity. But the overload is what does the most damage. Learning relaxation techniques is imperative to our wellbeing and gives us the best investment into our minds and bodies.

o Creatively: Some people like music, some art, some dance, some drama, and others everything in the world around us. People watching is very popular. This type of investment makes you appreciate the world around us and different types of people and personalities.

o Skill sets: Learning the things that give us the ability to perform our tasks in a competent way so as to bring value to our jobs and ourselves. There are different types of skills.

1. The ones we learn to do various jobs with. They are learned skills that will never be forgotten and can be used anywhere. Things like organization, paying attention to detail and the ability to analyze what works and what doesn’t.

2. Then there are skills that we have learned to be able to perform a certain type of job. Nurses learn how to take care of wounds, do assessments, the different types of medications to be used, etc. Computer technicians learn about programming, information r/t computers, repairing them, etc. Heating and air servicemen learn about heat volumes, compressors, refrigeration, equipment used to perform their tasks efficiently, etc.

3. We each have our own little unique ways of living, of addressing people, of going about our daily lives. “Patience is a virtue” but it is also a skill! “Brainstorming” is a popular term but it is also a skill! How we get along with others is a skill. Our coping mechanisms are also skills. Things that pertain to how we carry ourselves and interact with different types of people and situations on different levels are also our skills!

So, as you can see, there is a wide range of ways of investing in yourself obviously depending on what you are seeking from your life. So, investigate what makes you happy, healthy and whole and learn about it. You will live a very different life if you pursue your passions and invest in yourself!