As women, we sometimes lack the necessary steps needed to invest into becoming our absolute best selves. It’s time for women to bring that energy into ourselves and concentrate on our own personal investments—especially during the month of March, International Women’s History Month.
With the start of a new year, it’s never too early to push all unwarranted things to the side and solely focus on bettering yourself. Here at Boss Women Media, we believe in self-love and self-care and if you aren’t investing in yourself, how can you expect others to?!
We’re giving you six personal investments you should make in yourself during this month– Check them out below!
Take care of your body—you only get one!
Eating clean and making sure you’re mindful of the things you put into your body is extremely important. As women, taking care of yourself both mentally and physically plays a large role in self-investing. Not only do you want to make sure you’re eating healthy and working out your physical body, your internal and mental body is just as important. Sometimes we’re in such a rush from day-to-day life duties that we don’t even realize we haven’t eaten a meal all day. I’m just as guilty of this, but I too have realized just how damaging it can be to my body. Invest in your body, and it will repay you.
Be passionate in all that you do
I know you may be wondering, “what does being passionate have to do with investing in yourself,” but surprisingly it has a lot to do with self-investment. If you allow yourself to become passionate about things in life, then you allow your mind to grow and develop—and knowledge is definitely self-investing. Being passionate about something in life not only gives you a sense of fulfillment, but it also gives you a sense of purpose and the realization that there’s so many things in life you can do– you aren’t limited to just one thing.
Control your money, don’t let it control you
If you’re at a cubicle all day, a stay-at-home mom or even a remote worker—it’s always important to be able to have your own money and use it as you see fit. This is important for women, especially living in a male dominant world, it’s important to have your own money and control it at your own pace. You should never feel like you’re beholden to your partner simply because they make all of the money, and you don’t make any of your own. Having a joint bank account is absolutely OK, but having a second bank account that is strictly your own money is even better.
Be accountable for your actions
Holding yourself accountable for your actions is a rule we all are taught in grade school—however, it should follow into adulthood and womanhood as well. As a woman, you’re bound to make mistakes (it’s life), however owning up to those mistakes and accepting them (and learning from them of course), is what seals the deal when it comes to being accountable. Learning how to be accountable for the actions you do in life is self-investment 101.
Reading is so fundamental and necessary. Reading is an escape from reality and allows your mind to wander wild through a world of words. Being able to take time and solitude to read a book not only gives you knowledge and insight on things you may have not previously known about, but it also gives you time to reflect on things that may have never crossed your mind until you decided to pick up that book. Once you find a good book that grabs your attention—you’ll never want to put it down!
Being independent is the definition of a self-investing woman. She knows what she wants and she knows how to get what it is that she wants—on her own. Being a woman that thinks independently without any bias distractions is what we should all aim to be! Make some time for yourself to think about things such as your future, your current situation, and your life overall. Don’t let the opinions of others persuade you to do something you wouldn’t feel comfortable doing—the first rule to being an independent woman is to think of yourself as one!
As women, taking time to invest in yourself should always be at the forefront of your to-do list. Self-investing is a necessity that is needed to achieve the ultimate balance in life, that we as women most definitely deserve.