10 Ways To Successfully Invest In Yourself

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Investing in ourselves is often a practice we forget. We’re busy taking care of others, with our work and social life which makes it easy to forget to invest in yourself. In this blog post, I’m going to explain why it is important and how you can successfully invest in yourself too.

If I would ask you what the best investment would be for your future, you may think about retirement savings or any other financial savings. You may think working more and harder is a good investment. And yes, these things are obviously very important but the most important and best investment is in yourself. Without investing in yourself you are really not helping the other two for the better.

Let that sink in. You’re the most important when it comes to putting your health first. However, you might recognize that you place yourself last on the list when it comes to investing time, money, and resources.  But when it comes to others, you might be the first to help.

“Investing in your self is not selfish. In fact, by helping make your life better, you will by default make the lives better of everyone else around you.” 

So why is investing in yourself so important? Think about it, besides you being the person you have to spend the most time with, you are also the best example of seeing an immediate return on investment. When you put your wellness first, you over time you have more energy to increase your productivity and less chance to burn yourself out. You are able to add more value to others as you invested first in yourself. 

10 Ways To Successfully Invest In Yourself

10 Ways To Successfully Invest In Yourself

1. Find out what you really love

I’m talking about jobs but hobbies are just as important. Find something you really enjoy doing! Don’t settle for a job you don’t like, you deserve more than that. Find what you like and don’t like about your current job, or maybe you know what you want deep down in your heart already, and make a change. You have to work such a huge part of your life, make sure you at least enjoy it for 80% of the time.

2. Follow your dreams/passions

This one sounds cheesy but I really believe in it. The best investment you can make is by following your dreams because it’s something that you know will make you happy. For example, my dream is to make this blog my full-time job and even though it’s maybe going be a tough journey, I at least want to try. I rather fail but know I tried than regretting my whole life that I didn’t try.

3. Take time for self care

Taking care of yourself is so important. If you don’t take the time to properly take care of yourself by not giving yourself a break, always in a rush, no time to be with yourself, and do whatever you like to do, you won’t be able to fully recharge. A low battery isn’t going to get you anywhere. This is one of the best investments you can make: taking the time for self-care!

I wrote a blog post where I shared the 45 best self care ideas if you need some inspiration.

4. Don’t forget to love yourself

Something I struggle with this big time is loving myself. For some reason, I prefer negative self-talk and pushing myself over my boundaries. I’m working on this and I suggest, if you recognize this, to also do this! Being more kind to yourself, towards your own learning curve and health is going to bring you confidence and less negativity in your life. That’s what we need!

5. Treat yourself

This could be anything: reading a book, drinking a coffee in your favorite coffee shop, a night with wine and series, buying an eyeshadow palette (my favorite one at the moment is Natasha Denona’s Bronze Palette). It doesn’t matter, as long as you see and feel it as treating yourself.

6. Do the courses you’ve been wanting too

You might have been wanting to take a course on Pinterest if you’re a fellow blogger or an administration course since you have no clue where to start. It doesn’t matter what your motivation is if you’ve been wanting to do a course: just do it! This is such a good way to invest in yourself and see the benefits very quickly.

7. Learn new things

This is similar to doing a course since you’ll learn new things in there as well. But you might want to learn new things hobby-wise as well. Maybe you want to learn how to play the piano or how to use Photoshop to edit your photos. Learning new things is good for the brains (they love to learn new things!) and could potentially help you with finding a new hobby or job!

8. Your health is important

If you need a break, take it. If you haven’t been feeling well lately, see a doctor. You have only one body and mind, you better take care of it properly. Also, invest in good & healthy food instead of junk food. Give yourself the proper amount of sleep you need and make sure to fit in a workout (going for a walk counts too!).

9. Learn to save money

I mean, we all know that this is important. However, it isn’t always as easy. I personally am champion spending money on makeup & skincare. But, even if you’re saving only $10 a month, it’s so important to save money. If you’re like me and like to spend way too much money, don’t be afraid to ask help. This could be your parents, friends, or professional. Having someone to hold you accountable could be a life-changer already. If you’re really bad with money, I would definitely say it’s better to ask a professional.

10. Set goals ánd boundaries

Taking the time to write down what you really want to achieve in life is a great investment. This is going to motivate you and you’ll have a clear vision of what you want to reach in a certain amount of time. You can set big goals and divide them into smaller goals that are achievable quickly if you would like this.

However, set boundaries as well. If you’re someone who tends to do way too much work because you can’t say no, it’s better for your own health to start working on letting people know what your boundaries are. This also is important to do with friends and family. Don’t let toxic people ruin your health.

Do you invest in yourself already? If so, what’s your favorite way? What is something you could still work on? Let me know in the comments.


Hi there! Im Simone, 24-years-old born and raised Dutch girl still living in The Netherlands. I graduated in Human Resources and I have a huge passion for all things beauty. Im a dog mom to Bailey, USA obsessed, and lipstick hoarder.

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  1. 9.13.20

    This post is just perfect. It’s exactly what I needed to read this morning. It’s so important doing what you love, life is meant to be lived to the fullest. Looking after yourself, and taking the time to invest in yourself is the best thing that you can do really. I always try and have time for myself after work, it might be a bike ride, or reading a good book but I always try and have some “me time” when I can. This post has some great suggestions though – thank you for sharing!

    • 9.13.20

      I’m glad you liked it! I totally agree with you and I think it’s amazing that you implement ‘me time’ after work! 🙂

  2. 9.13.20
    Olivia said:

    This is a great blog post Simone. 2020 started out really difficult for me but as others call it the worst year, it has actually been a great one to me. I found myself back after a difficult relationship and invested a lot back into my self and I am so glad I experienced all this and gained my happiness back!

    xoxo Olivia | http://www.oliviaandbeauty.com/

    • 9.13.20

      I’m so happy to hear this Olivia! I’m so sorry to hear that your year started off so difficult but I’m glad it brought you lots of lessons & happiness!

  3. 9.13.20
    Liz said:

    These are great tips! Definitely been thinking of making a change job wise.

    • 9.13.20

      Thank you so much! If you’re not happy with your job, I would definitely encourage a change!

  4. 9.13.20

    Love this ❤️ I’m starting to invest more time and money in myself. I really want to try coaching…

  5. 9.13.20
    Aimsy said:

    I love this! It is so important to put yourself first every once in a while, isn’t it? I have recently started looking into manifestation, and it hits loads of these points that you are making in this post.

    Thanks for sharing!
    Aimsy xoxo
    Aimsy’s Antics

    • 9.15.20

      It really is important! I learning about manifestation too and I really appreciate this way of thinking!

  6. 9.13.20
    Abdel said:

    Very interesting post! Thanks for sharing.
    Happy Monday.

    Infinitely Posh

  7. 9.14.20
    mia said:

    This is such a good and necessary post. I think it’s so easy to get caught up in the superficial and think “investing in yourself” equals to spending money or hustling and it’s so much more than just that xx

    mia // https://beautiful-inspiring-creative-life.com/

  8. 9.14.20

    I love that you mentioned learning new things, which is something great that we can all do for ourselves! I’m trying to set time aside to do more of that this year, so hopefully I can keep up with it!


  9. 9.19.20
    Nancy said:

    It is so important to invest in ourselves. We can’t be relying on others to take care of us, as nice as that sounds. We need to be prepared and have the ability to be independent. I totally agree with all of these points. We need to follow our dreams. Otherwise, why are we really living? We need to find fulfillment in life. YESSS on treating yourself!! Hard work with no plat isn’t fun. So important to save money too. You don’t want to run into emergencies with no money. I feel like I have been doing all of these items to a degree but can do better :).

    Nancy ✨ exquisitely.me

  10. 9.26.20

    I wholeheartedly agree with all of these ways to invest in yourself. If we don’t invest in our dreams and our health, who else will? Taking time to do what you love and to learn new skills through new courses or just taking time to learn on your own is so key for growth – particularly for content creators like us!