2020 was a bust, wasn’t it? Many of us feel cheated by all the time we lost during lockdowns and quarantines, and boy, it isn’t over yet. Despite the seemingly grim reality of 2021 as we continue to grapple with the coronavirus pandemic, there is something to be said for finding positivity where we can. Although things seem bad right now, the strength of individuals in getting through this mess has been amazing to see, hasn’t it?
If you are looking for a ray of light in 2021, investing in yourself is the way to do it. You can’t control what happens in the world around you, but you can control how you react to it. With this in mind, let’s take a look at how to invest in yourself this year.
Invest in your wellbeing
Sometimes making investments isn’t a financial decision, but a mental one. You don’t need to splash out on fancy new belongings to invest in your wellbeing. Investing in your wellbeing will look different for everyone – but here are some ideas to get your mind moving!
- At-home exercise. Exercise is a complicated subject for some, but if you want to feel more active while stuck at home due to the pandemic, this is one way to achieve it. This exercise doesn’t have to be intense or too challenging – an at-home gentle yoga practice would suffice.
- Learning a new skill. This could be learning new recipes for delicious meals, a new skill like sewing or knitting, or perhaps using apps to learn a new language!
- Being kinder to yourself. Everyone is hard on themselves, and during these unprecedented times, it is easy to be too harsh with yourself. However you’re coping with the pandemic, you are doing just fine. Nobody is their best self at the moment, and it’s okay that you aren’t either!
Investing in your confidence
Many people have suffered a crisis of confidence in 2020. With lockdowns restricting our access to the people that make us feel amazing, self esteem is at an all-time low for some. Most of us get our confidence by dressing up, heading out and having fun with friends – and none of those things are available to us right now. It’s time to regain confidence in whatever way suits you.
This could be by investing in beauty treatments such as an Artistic Smiles teeth realignment, a stunning piece of jewelry or clothing, or perhaps getting into your skincare routine! Whatever it is, your confidence is a priceless element that you should preserve this year. Going through hard times with confidence will allow you to be the best you can be right now.
Although 2021 is set to be another challenging year, we can’t dwell on the negatives all the time. Investing in yourself means looking inward and prioritizing your own needs – something many people struggle to do. Use this guide to assist you on your quest to self-investment, and allow yourself to blossom in 2021.