Five ways of investing in yourself

Managing all the aspects of your Financial Portfolio is very important. Tracking the balance of your investments, bank deposits, loans and insurance is critical to your financial future. But are you managing one of your greatest assets with as much care – yourself?
             
We delve into what it takes to invest in you and why it is important.
              
A Personal Investment
          
Your future is your best investment and if you are not taking the basic steps in managing the quality of your life, you may be missing the mark. Here are five areas where you can begin to invest in yourself:
     
1) Take time to rejuvenate
Don’t wait until you are run down and in bed with a fever to take care of yourself. Take the time to schedule activities you enjoy doing (e.g. reading a book, spending time with a favourite charity or a quite day at home). By doing this you will find that you have reserves of energy that you have not felt in years. Simply doing the things you love will give you a clear head to deal with everyday life issues. Making you a more productive and focused person.
         
2) Make your family top priority  
When I was younger, my company sent me to a seminar with a well-known public speaker. I was very shocked when the first thing out of the speaker’s mouth was that your business or career should never be placed before your family. In reality, if you look at some of the biggest growth opportunities in life, they are shared with family and friends. So, turn off the television, put away the computer and share a few laughs with your family.
          
In regards to your children, by taking 15-20 minutes each day to be with your children, you are in their future relationships and building much need communication skills. The lessons they will learn from spending time with you is far more valuable than anything money can buy. Plus, you will walk away feeling the unconditional love only a child can give. Read more...

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