The investment with the highest return on investments is by investing in ourselves. We spend day after day going to class or going to work to improve our skillset and knowledge, but sometimes it pays to spend a little time to improve our quality of life. Here are 8 aspects in our lives that you definitely shouldn't save on.
#Invest In Your Skin
Getting old is inevitable. We can't stop ourselves from getting old but we get definitely slow down the process. Whether you're a guy or a girl, we should keep our skin healthy by hydrating, moisturizing, and apply sunscreen.
Besides that, we should only use products that work well with our skin. This is especially true for the ladies who have an entire dressing table of products. The most expensive products don't always work the best, but don't go to cheap and risk your skin being destroyed.
#Invest In Your Image
The way you dress and carry yourself is a big part of your image. The type of character you are in people's eyes are greatly affected by that. Whether you want to seem reliable and trustworthy or calm and humble, it's always worth a little time to learn how to speak properly, shake hands well, and dress neatly.
#Invest In Your Body & Health
Your health and body (weight and size) go hand in hand, and improving one will very likely lead to improvements in the other. To improve your health, watch your diet and stop eating like a teenager. That's not to say you can't enjoy food you like, just take them in moderation.
As for your body, exercises are the way to go. Be it at the gym or just working out at home, there are different types of exercise for everyone out there. Plus, there are a ton of resources on YouTube these days to help you prepare a workout or learn proper workout methods.
#Invest In Your Career
The best way to feel secure is to be financially stable. The skills you learn on the job will not be taught in any schools or classes, but will be valuable for more important jobs in the future. Besides, since our salaries are proportional to our abilities, take some time to pick up new skills such as coding or analyzing data to give your company and other companies out there more reasons to appreciate you.
#Invest In Your Mind
Keep your mind sharp at all times and improving at all times by reading self-improvement books or watching informational shows such as documentaries instead of scrolling social media whenever you're free. Not only does this make us more knowledgeable, it shapes our world views and helps us form better opinions.
#Invest In Your Hobby
Everyone has something they love to do but are not doing enough, either because there just isn't enough time, energy, or because there's no money involve. However, remember that these are all just excuses. You can use your time scrolling Facebook to do your hobbies, and they might just help you recharge and even end up being a side income source!
#Invest In Your Network
If you ask anyone what's the most important thing that comes after money, it will most likely be connections and relationships. Yes, we will always have our family, but even family can't be there for us all the time, especially when we're far away from home. This is where friends and acquaintances come in.
When you're free, ask a friend out for coffee, or send a little gift on their birthdays. You might think that it's not worth the time to maintain so many relationships, but you'll be thankful you did when bad times come.
#Invest In Travelling
There's nothing like travelling to help you understand more of the world. People who have not travelled much will forever be stuck in their own little bubble, not knowing that the world is much bigger than them. If you have the opportunity, go to as many places in the world as possible to learn about and fall in love with the cultures and the people.
So, you can save on food and luxury items, but never ever save on these 8 aspects of your life. You'll thank me when you're older!