Invest in Number One

We invest in so much in our daily lives.  In our friendships.  In our relationships.  But how much are we investing in the most important part of our existence?   Ourselves.

When was the last time you picked up a book to broaden your mental capacity?  No matter what subject it is, read to grow your mind.

When was the last time you sat down with someone you have nothing in common with to learn about things outside your comfort zone?  You would be surprised what a fifteen minute conversation can do for both of you.

Invest in your physical being by walking, working out, or going to the park.  20 minutes a day can do wonders for your body over time. I am not telling you to run a marathon if you never ran a mile. Set a goal and gradually build up to it.

Meditation is something that has helped me for the past couple months.  I meditate for different lengths of time.  From one minute to ten minutes.  There is nothing like sitting still with a clear mind and focusing on nothing but your breath and the magnificent vessel that is your body.

Find a way to invest in yourself.  The world can wait.

26 thoughts on “Invest in Number One

  1. Yes, to this! Just yes. I would have to say that this is theme of 2015 for me. To wholly and shamelessly invest in myself. I say shamelessly because there seems to be a subtle discouraging of such behavior. It gets viewed as selfish, I think; and in an attempt to avoid that label we throw away ourselves in the pursuit of selflessness. Anyway, my point is I agree strongly with you.

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      1. Yes, I agree. I’m Buddhism leaning, so I know everything begins and ends with me. Not in a selfish sense, I just need my house (mind) in order.

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          1. I don’t see it as a religion, more of a philosophy that seemed to fit with my own ideas and helped me flesh them out more.

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          2. It has certainly helped me, with so many things. Given me perspective, an understanding of people, paradox, so much.

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  2. …and the world will have to! It is through our examples that others will come to understand our priorities. We must shift the paradigm of taking care of everyone else before we tend to ourselves to one that insists on self care; that my friend, is not only an act of self-preservation, but of revolution.

    Stay inspired. Stay well.

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  3. Self caring is especially difficult for women, I must add, due to social patterns and upbringing. Women often feel guilty if they put themselves first.

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    1. You are absolutely correct Jessica. I think where people fail is the beginning. They see this who task of fixing themselves and quite at the start. Instead of breaking it up to mini tasks or mini goals and completing them that way.

      Thank you so much for stopping by a dreading my words. Have a great night, Jessica. 🙂


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