5 Investments You Should Make In Yourself This Year

photo: Gizele Oliveira

 

June is patiently waiting for us around the corner. So it’s common for us to check-in and see how our goals are developing. I don’t know about you, but I need a little reminder to stay on track. That’s why it’s really important, at the end of every month, to check in with yourself, figure out what’s going right and set yourself some goals for the next month. I’m ready, are you? As May comes to a close, how can you start investing in yourself again?

1. Revamp your healthy living

It’s important to keep your body nourished and energized if you’ve found yourself lacking a little over the past few weeks never fear. Remind yourself why you started. Instead of viewing it as not being able to eat what you want, view it as getting the right balanceAnd it doesn’t have to be boring. There are plenty of recipes to try for any time of the day.

2. Assess your finances

Making sure your bills are paid and your savings are looking good. By the end of the month, there’s a chance things are looking a little lonely – but it’s a great time to figure out why. Investing time and effort into your finances can save you a lot of headaches and worry! So it’s important to be wise and serious when it comes to your bank account. Make sure to budget yourself when it comes to impulsive purchases, while also making sure you have food in your fridge. Use an app like Daily Budget to have your own pocket financial advisor.

3. Keep working out

I know it’s easy to start strong and fall out of love with tough workouts, but look at what you’ve done so far this month and figure out how to increase it by next month. You’ve got time to do multiple workouts a week or focus on one particular area of your body, so don’t worry. Check out some ideas on doing that here!

4. Plan, plan, plan

Having a plan for how you want to grow is crucial when it comes to your goals and aspirations. The best thing about planning is that – it’s meant for anything and can range from weeks to months or even years. Ask yourself where you would like to be in a specific amount of time, and see how you plan to make that happen. If you want to smash all your goals and plans right now, The Ultimate Blog Plan is the only blogging workbook that focuses on your big dreams and will actually get you there, it’s not about reading about success it’s about reaching for it! We now have free worldwide shipping for a limited time only – so get it before it’s gone.

5. Give yourself a performance review

How are your career goals coming along? If you haven’t had a performance review, give yourself one. What did you do well this month? Did you make any mistakes? What are your goals for next year? Be critical. If you haven’t yet reached your dream position or job, outline the steps you need to take to get there and try your best to stick to them in the next month! 

What other investments are you thinking about making this year?

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photo: Gizele Oliveira

 

June is patiently waiting for us around the corner. So it’s common for us to check-in and see how our goals are developing. I don’t know about you, but I need a little reminder to stay on track. That’s why it’s really important, at the end of every month, to check in with yourself, figure out what’s going right and set yourself some goals for the next month. I’m ready, are you? As May comes to a close, how can you start investing in yourself again?

1. Revamp your healthy living

It’s important to keep your body nourished and energized if you’ve found yourself lacking a little over the past few weeks never fear. Remind yourself why you started. Instead of viewing it as not being able to eat what you want, view it as getting the right balanceAnd it doesn’t have to be boring. There are plenty of recipes to try for any time of the day.

2. Assess your finances

Making sure your bills are paid and your savings are looking good. By the end of the month, there’s a chance things are looking a little lonely – but it’s a great time to figure out why. Investing time and effort into your finances can save you a lot of headaches and worry! So it’s important to be wise and serious when it comes to your bank account. Make sure to budget yourself when it comes to impulsive purchases, while also making sure you have food in your fridge. Use an app like Daily Budget to have your own pocket financial advisor.

3. Keep working out

I know it’s easy to start strong and fall out of love with tough workouts, but look at what you’ve done so far this month and figure out how to increase it by next month. You’ve got time to do multiple workouts a week or focus on one particular area of your body, so don’t worry. Check out some ideas on doing that here!

4. Plan, plan, plan

Having a plan for how you want to grow is crucial when it comes to your goals and aspirations. The best thing about planning is that – it’s meant for anything and can range from weeks to months or even years. Ask yourself where you would like to be in a specific amount of time, and see how you plan to make that happen. If you want to smash all your goals and plans right now, The Ultimate Blog Plan is the only blogging workbook that focuses on your big dreams and will actually get you there, it’s not about reading about success it’s about reaching for it! We now have free worldwide shipping for a limited time only – so get it before it’s gone.

5. Give yourself a performance review

How are your career goals coming along? If you haven’t had a performance review, give yourself one. What did you do well this month? Did you make any mistakes? What are your goals for next year? Be critical. If you haven’t yet reached your dream position or job, outline the steps you need to take to get there and try your best to stick to them in the next month! 

What other investments are you thinking about making this year?

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  • Trying to stay healthy while I travel =o)

    https://dreamofadventures.com/

  • Tola

    I never thought of the performance review, that is an awesome idea actually

    Tola
    http://alotoftolablog.blogspot.com/

  • I’ve really fallen in love with the investing app Acorn, it’s so easy to use. It rounds off any purchase made with a connecting card and invests the round-off amount. It’s great for a beginner like me.

  • daphne siy

    I need this, especially now I’ve graduated college

    http://poshpossibilities.blogspot.com/

  • Agree with every single one of these to keeping on top of life!

    http://itslolll.blogspot.co.uk

  • Love the idea of giving yourself a performance review! Such a neat way of seeing where you’re at and what you should be focusing on improving

    – Natalie
    http://www.workovereasy.com

  • Yam Carotta

    I think having good sunglasses is also really important, and I mean real glass lenses are the only quality worth buying. Protects the eyes. It’s really good to also keep control of finances and especially expenses, example, “When did internet and television sneak up to $200/month? honestly, that’s $2,400 a year and in ten years…..and finally, start up (if you haven’t) and add to a savings account each month.

  • Ramona

    Another point is to invest in your education! Knowledge is our biggest and most valuable asset, so don’t be afraid to invest money in educating yourself.

    http://www.eatsketchlove.com

  • These are really good. Especially number 5. It’s easy to get lost in casual jobs/internships. https://sassyontheroad.wordpress.com/

  • Sydney

    I really love your idea of giving a performance review. I think it’s a great way to see where you are and how far you’ve come! I totally agree and think that everyone needs to take more time to invest in themselves!!

    -Sydney
    http://www.simply-sydney.com

  • Love this – doing a performance review now!

  • Natalie Redman

    Great ideas! Thanks for sharing!

    http://www.upyourvlog.com

  • Chi-Chi

    These are great points; spending time and energy to deal with health and finances will help in the future!

    http://www.lifeofchi.co.uk

  • Love this! I do steps 1-4 at least once a month anyway, but the Performance review is a new one on me. I’ll defo be checking myself with that one! Thanks for sharing

    http://www.fortysomethingcreative.com

  • I love all of these! One of my 2017 resolutions was to invest more in myself but so far I’ve only done 1-3 on my own. I also started treating myself to e-courses that interested me but I thought were too expensive. One was on blogging and the other was about freelancing while traveling. Both have paid off already! Investing in yourself always pays the best interest :)

    -Allison
    http://www.headelsewhere.com

  • YEP, YEP AND YEP!

    I’ve noticed that as I get older, it’s so necessary to not just eat what I want. One reason being, it’s not as easy to maintain and desired weight and the food that we are drawn to is absolutely terrible! I’ve definitely been trying to work on that and working out more.

    Saphia Louise | Lifestyle, Faith & Travel
    http://www.LifeWithSaph.com