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Looking to invest in something? Invest in yourself!

When we think about investing in something, the first thing that comes to mind is the returns we can expect to get out of it. And, then we begin searching for that one tangible thing that can reap great returns.

But, ever thought what’s the best thing to invest in? Did you ever think about investing in yourself? In the race to make more money, we forget about the most important investment we can ever make — our self! And, this investment won’t cost you much.

Now, the question that pops up instantly in mind here is — how can you invest in yourself? Here’s how -

Read a lot

Benjamin Franklin once said an investment in knowledge pays the best interest.When we talk about gaining knowledge, nothing is comparable to reading. So, start reading a lot.

Motivational books, biographies of successful people, and anything that comes at hand. Start to follow inspirational people online. The world wide web can be your best friend to get stuff to read, if you find it difficult to go to a library or a book store. As they say, the more you read the more things you know.

Learn a new skill

You are never too old to learn something new. And, learning a new skill not always means upgrading your education. It can be anything related to your work. Or, anything that gives you personal satisfaction. Remember, learning never goes ways. Besides, if you don’t keep upgrading your skill set you will never grow. You will stagnate at both professional and personal level.

Learn a foreign language. Learn how to play a guitar. Go for dancing lessons.If you don’t want to find yourself stuck in a rut, begin by learning a new skill. And, don’t stop at just one skill. Keep learning, keep growing!

Travel, whenever you can

Go as many places as you can. Because, you can always make more money but you cannot always make more memories. Travel, not only because it helps you come out of the vicious circle of work, in which you are stuck. But, because it will help you to meet a lot of people.

You will get to experience a lot of new stuff. And, it will change the way you look at things. It will help you become a better person than you are right now.

Start a new habit — become healthier

We don’t value health, till sickness comes. All your material possessions are going to be of no good, if you are not healthy enough to enjoy them. A healthy lifestyle can be the biggest present you can ever gift yourself.

So, take some out of your busy schedule to join a gym. Start walking a lot more. Try to use stairs rather than taking the elevator or escalator. These small habits can help you become healthier than ever, and you won’t even notice.

Give yourself time to think

We live in a world where everyone is running a race to succeed. But, we forget what’s the true meaning of success? Is success of any value if we can’t even spare some time to enjoy and cherish it? Just stop for a second, and ask yourself this question — are you really doing what you want from life? If you don’t have an answer to this question then you need to take some time to reassess your life’s goals.

By giving yourself a little more time think, you are actually giving yourself an opportunity to realize your purpose of life. And, this can help your inner self to be at peace.

Build your identity

It feels great when someone recognizes you out in the crowd for your achievements. Doesn’t it? So, why not invest a little time and efforts in building your identity.

Thanks to internet and social media, it has become lot easier than before to create your brand. If you are good at something, you can easily showcase it online and get to know what people think of it. Who knows, your big break might come from building your personal brand. Let people know why you are unique and show them what you’ve got!

Be thankful

Amid all things don’t forget the most important attribute that one can have — thankfulness. Be thankful for everything you’ve got in your life. Nothing is permanent in your life, be it good or bad.

Tough times will come, you just need to know how to deal with it. And, gratitude is that one things that can give you the strength to weather any storm in life. Like they say, it’s not about letting the storm to pass, it’s about learning how to dance in the rain.

If you want to have a meaningful life, then inculcating these habits can be just the ideal thing. Invest a little in yourself. And, be sure to get the greatest rewards that no tangible possession can ever bring!

Author Bio:

Vartika Kashyap is the Marketing Manager at ProofHub and has been one of the LinkedIn Top Voices in 2017. Her articles are inspired by office situations and work-related events. She likes to write about productivity, team building, work culture, leadership, entrepreneurship among others and contributing to a better workplace is what makes her click.



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Vartika Kashyap

Chief Marketing Officer@ProofHub. Featured writer on LinkedIn. Contributor at Elearning Industry, Dzone, Your Story and