Do you know of an investment that will surely pay off big in the future? No financial investment is ever guaranteed to bring back huge returns except investing in yourself. Investing in yourself will upgrade your potential and help you to transform your future for the better. The best time to start is now.
While you work to enhance the growth of your career, company or business, you should not forget your personal growth so you can live a well-balanced life. Here are 5 ways that you can start investing in yourself.
It is important to track our spending and know where our money goes to so we know how to adjust our budget. Sticking to a budget takes a lot of discipline and determination but it will help us reach our financial goals faster. With this description, budgeting may sound like a dreary process. With mostly people’s budget going to expenses, is there a more rewarding way to budget our money? Actually, there is!
While most of our income goes to our living expenses, we should also make a budget for fun and play. A fun or play fund is what you use to indulge in things that you enjoy or purchases that you do on impulse without ruining your budget for the important things. There are important reasons why we should include this in our monthly budget.
The concept of sharing our blessings is a teaching that we often hear as children. Sadly, we do not practice this very much as we grow older and we don’t often encounter such generosity from other people either. This is mostly due to financial reasons but also due to having a poverty mindset.
In fact, generosity in the form of a “tithe” or a giving fund should be a habit and should be part of our monthly budget. Here are some reasons why we should develop and maintain the practice of tithing.
Social media usage has become a regular part of our daily lives; so much so that more and more people are becoming addicted to it. Like any addiction, it has harmful effects to our overall health. Even so, we must accept the fact that this product of modern technology is not going away anytime soon and people are going to continue using it for a very long time.
The technology itself is not harmful, at least it is not intended to be so, but the way people use it is what causes the negative effects. To prevent and reduce the negative effects of social media addiction, we need to manage how we use it. There are many ways you can start breaking your social media addiction that you can apply immediately.
You are at your lowest point in life. You are in pain but you know deep inside that you cannot stay in that state forever. Life goes on and it will not stop and wait for you until you are ready. You have heard of many success stories from people who overcame their lowest point in life. You believe that you too have what it takes to do the same. You are not just sure on where to begin.
Life is made up of highs and lows and people of all ages experience it differently. When we are experiencing a “high” in some or several aspects of our life, we feel blessed, happy and fulfilled. We usually go out and tell people the good news and are compelled to celebrate our good luck, to share our joy with those most important to us and with those who helped us along the way.
When the opposite happens however, we tend to withdraw from everyone. Most of us would rather be alone when we’re sad, angry, frustrated, feeling hopeless or regretful. When we experience life from the low side, withdrawing from socialising can be helpful to your mental and emotional health but only if you do so for a short period of time. If you are feeling like you are at your lowest point in life, here are some things you can think about and do to help you feel better and to get back on your feet quicker.
Did you know that the number one cause of stress is money? According to several studies, more people worry about money compared to health, family, work or relationships. This is true regardless of age, citizenship, gender or educational attainment. Although financial stress is expected among low income families, it is puzzling to note that even high income households and highly-skilled professionals still do worry about money. A diploma on a prestigious university is never a guarantee of wealth.
IQ and EQ should go hand-in-hand to help you navigate through life and reach your goals. So if you are lacking in one area, then you should incorporate practices into your daily life that will help you improve.
Reading is a good way to enhance IQ. You gain more knowledge from reading about different topics or listening to podcasts. Basically, you need to take in more information and learn from them to help you improve your IQ.
On the other hand, enhancing EQ requires a different method. Do you think you have a high EQ? If you think you’re EQ is average or poor, then these tips should help you improve your Emotional Quotient.If you or a friend are on the high IQ side, then these tips can also help you improve your EQ.
Both IQ and EQ play significant roles in your overall success in life. Your IQ indicates your level of intelligence while your EQ shows your ability to handle and control your emotions.
There are many available standardized tests online if you want to find out your IQ score. Don’t worry if your IQ is below average. Although having a high IQ will give you an advantage, it is not a guarantee for success. It only measures your potential for success. In fact, studies reveal that your EQ is more important than your IQ. Statistics show that about 90% of successful individuals have high emotional intelligence as compared to only 20% who have high IQ.
Emotional health is not always easy to measure as people generally go through a range of different emotions from moment to moment. No one can maintain being cheerful all day or being sad all day. There will always be a break in the cycle.
However, we can describe our general mood for the day. But is there a way to keep tabs on our thoughts and emotions and process them without stressing ourselves out? There is a way to do this through the practice of mindfulness and it is tightly integrated with meditation.
Our daily habits can help us improve our emotional heath or it can do the opposite. It’s just a matter of which habits we choose to keep and discard in order to start getting back on track towards our health goals and to maintain our health for the long term.