Are You Neglecting These 3 Aspects of Self-Care?

Your Future Self Will Thank You for Investing in Yourself Now

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Your Finances

Managing your finances is an essential act of self-care, especially if you only have a little money.

  • 10 cents on fun spending — this can be spent on anything that brings you joy without feeling guilty
  • 10 cents on financial freedom — this money is saved and invested with aim of securing your financial freedom in future
  • 10 cents on long-term savings for spending — this is your emergency fund. You can dip into it if your car has to be repaired or your roof needs fixing.
  • 10 cents on educating yourself — this can be on courses that will help you change career, set up a profitable business or invest your money.
  • 10 cents on giving to charities, good causes and people in need.²
  • Try to transfer some extra money to your financial freedom and long-term savings for spending accounts, even if it’s just a small amount. This should be in addition to the regular amounts you save each month. Try to make a game of finding extra money to save. I put my spare change and any other coins I find into a financial freedom jar sitting on my desk.
  • Look at the progress of your savings and see if it would be a good idea to transfer them to an account with higher interest, for example.
  • Consider investing at least a small amount of money, perhaps using an app such as Acorns or Betterment.

Your Mental Health

We hear a lot about taking care of our physical health by eating healthy food, getting enough exercise and so on, but taking care of our mental health is just as important.

Your Sleep

Do you feel well-rested when you wake up most mornings? If you feel tired, sluggish and unmotivated, it might be because you’re not having enough sleep.

  • Doing gentle yoga exercises
  • Applying essential oils to your temples, wrists and the soles of your feet
  • Meditating
  • Reading a print book in bed.

Taking Better Care of Yourself is an Investment in Your Future

If you lead a hectic, fast-paced life, it can be difficult to find the time to take care of your finances and your mental health, and to sleep for long enough.

References

¹ Facts & Statistics — Anxiety and Depression Association of America

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