Once you hit 18 you're left with a lot of adult decisions to make.
Do you go to college? Do you choose to work?
What about dating and picking the proper career so that you have financial stability?
College was chosen for me and although this decision has changed my life in a plethora of ways, it has also allowed me to realize that living goes beyond getting a good grade in a course.
It includes finding ways to support myself and make time for my needs in order to get as much out of life as possible.
You can not revolutionize the world around you without taking control of your future by investing in yourself.
Keep reading to find out 5 simple and easy ways that you can learn to invest in yourself without spending any money.
It cost zero dollars to find ways to take care of yourself.
But what does it mean to invest in yourself?
It means allowing yourself to use and accept tools needed to grow and get to the next level of life.
Pushing yourself to advance even when you don't have a clear indication of what will happen next.
How this looks is different for everyone but for many who have been exposed to the financial ways of the world, it looks like literal investing in the stock market.
And yes, investing in a company is a great way to do it. To take risk and not play it safe.
But that's not the only way. It also looks like incorporating daily habits that promote spirituality, faith, education, new habits, the elimination of old habits, setting boundaries and cultivating joy even when your circumstances make your unhappy.
Why would you invest in yourself?
We live in a hustle hard, rest when we're dead culture that frowns upon not doing something every second of the day.
Yet what many people miss is the opportunity to replenish our mind and body while keeping our eye on our goals.
In fact we are maximizing productivity while living busy lives.
Allow yourself to see a new view of living through experiences and people.
When terms like high yield savings accounts are thrown your way or a coworker mentions how they have 10k invested in whatever stock thats booming on the market, you can chip in with your own accomplishments or keep them to yourself.
Not everyone has the privilege of belonging to a circle that speaks a language of wealth and financial security, while living it. Which brings me to my first point...
There are free books you can download online. On Instagram, there are people in every area from budgeting, to lifestyle, to adulting that want to give you their free product all in exchange for your email address
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The library is also a great resource and my friends and I would swap books all the time when we saw each other.
The Gifts of Imperfections written by Brene' Brown, is an example of learning without feeling novice. She pulls on experiences that we all have been through and shines a new light on how to think about them.
Whether you're starting in your twenties or in your 40s you can also benefit from truly investing in your mind. Check out our resource library for more book inspiration.
Online video, podcast and articles
Youtube is the mastermind behind many great talents. There is a video or article on everything you could possibly want to learn.
Not interested in video? You can easily listen to a podcast. People who have mastered their own fields of study, and a mixture of other podcast content creators, are willing to be your teachers.
And with headphones on you are in a judgement free zone that is free of interruptions.
If you're learning about boundaries or