Investing in your wellbeing.  Why?

The simple answer to that is… If ​you’re not happy and at peace, does anything else really matter?

You can have all the money in the world, the most perfect house, be loved by millions of people, but if ​you don’t feel good inside, none of that has any meaning. That’s because we don’t need external things and they certainly can’t make us happy. They’re here to make our experience more enjoyable and to make life more fun, that’s it.

Despite that, most of us start investing in external things ​first​, forgetting about our biggest and most important investment – our own wellbeing. ​The truth is, ​when we’re not at our best, life isn’t as enjoyable. And when we ​are at our best, we elevate our own life and everyone else around us.

A few days ago I watched an interview with Armie Hammer [Hollywood actor, known for movies like Call Me By Your Name, The Social Network etc.] and he was explaining how ​he was unhappy and not his best self during quarantine and how his life and his family suffered because of it. That experience allowed him to ​finally see the connection between his wellbeing and the quality of his life (and those around him) ​and he decided to start looking after himself and invested in a therapist.

“Your outer world is always a reflection of your inner world, so start to become aware of your inner world and make your wellbeing your number one priority.”

There are many ways ​you can ​invest in yourself, ​but today I want to mention just three.   Firstly, investing in your knowledge.  Secondly investing in your personal growth.  And finally, investing your time to connect with yourself.

Invest in your knowledge/education

Knowledge is power!  So educate yourself!  About money, relationships, business, fitness, whatever you are curious about and whatever lights you up. Keep growing, keep expanding your horizon and your perspectives, keep learning new skills.

Read books from people who are already living the life you want to live and find out what they did to get there. Invest in courses, certification programs, seminars, books. Never stop learning and ​become your greatest asset.

Invest in your personal growth

My personal growth, happiness, success, confidence, satisfaction accelerated beyond my imagination once I started investing in my wellbeing.  Namely coaches, therapists, courses, group programs etc.  This type of work can not only heal or support you through a challenging time in your life, but it also helps you ​understand ​that you are limitless ​(the only limit is our mind).  As a result, you find yourself ​achieving goals and creating experiences far beyond what your mind thought you were capable of.​ It transforms you from inside out.

As a coach I constantly do the inner work and ​keep investing in myself and my wellbeing.  In order for me to deeply serve my clients, I have to be in my greatest power and alignment. And if you think about it, it’s the same for you. When you are in your greatest power and alignment, you can best serve yourself and your loved ones.

Invest your time in connecting with yourself

Your most important relationship in your life is the one you have with yourself. You ​need yourself. You need ​your love, attention, appreciation, compassion, acceptance, adoration. You are the one you have been waiting for, it’s not your partner, parents, kids or friends. They absolutely matter, and it’s wonderful everytime they see that in you, but ​you yearn to be seen and heard by you.

A perfect way to start building that connection and wellbeing within yourself is to meditate, journal, go on walks alone, take yourself out on a date. Spend time with yourself and enjoy your wonderful company.

Make yourself your number one priority and never save on investments in yourself, whether it’s time or money. You are worth it. You deserve to feel good. Always.

What are some ways you could start investing in yourself in the next month (buying books, taking a course, investing in a coach or a therapist, daily meditations)? Which one can you commit to?

Tajda Glazer

Tajda is a mindset and transformational coach who empowers people to discover their worth and potential whilst supporting them to create a life they really want. As a result, her clients are able to step into their leadership roles and create long-lasting changes in their lives.