Tips and Tricks on How to Personally Invest in Yourself

Personal growth helps us reach our fullest potential and live our best life. There are two ways to personally grow yourself; one, life experiences can naturally transform us into the person we're destined to become, such as heartbreak, drama, or leasing a new apartment. The other route of personal growth is through practices of mindfulness and awareness. Below, I will write a few tips that anyone can do to personally grow themselves. But most importantly, remember the only person better than you today is you tomorrow—this is a journey towards transforming into the best version of YOU. 

Mentality

Your mentality creates the reality you live in and the reality you create reflects from your thoughts. Read that sentence again. Your mentality creates the reality you live in and the reality you create reflects from your thoughts. For example, if you have sad, dark and negative thoughts and say things such as, "Of course, just my luck!" or, "This would only happen to me," then that invites more negativity into your life. Instead, replace the "I cannot" to "I can and I will." One of my favorite quotes is from "You are a Badass" by Jen Sincero: “Our thoughts become our words, our words become our beliefs, our beliefs become our actions, our actions become our habits, and our habits become our realities.” Speaking negativity into the universe will only create a more negative lifestyle.

So, how can you invite positivity and live the best life? By approaching situations with a positive mindset. This will attract positivity and light into your life, and over time, the quality of your life will improve. For example, approach that exam with a positive mindset by saying, "I worked hard and I am more than capable of earning the A I deserve; I believe in myself."

Speak the things YOU want into existence—the universe will hear it. The mind is more powerful than we think, and we are in control of creating the reality we live in.  

Your mentality creates the reality you live in.

Confidence 

Confidence is having unconditional trust in yourself and knowing you're capable of anything you set your mind to. If you base your self-worth on what everyone else thinks, you give your power to others and rely on outside sources for validation. Instead of relying on others, trust YOURSELF. People come and go, but you are the only you in this universe, making every weird characteristic or quirk unique. We are all perfect in our own ways, so stop comparing yourself to others and embrace the qualities you do have. Having humble confidence in yourself will open your horizons and attract new opportunities. Remember, the most beautiful thing you can wear is your confident and radiant smile.

Environment

Your environment shapes your growth and development. You are a mix of your five closest friends. So ask yourself, are these friends the people you'd like to become?

Personally, this was something I was struggling with during high school. I lived in a toxic environment and surrounded myself with people who I thought were my friends. I acquired a more negative outlook on life because that's all I was surrounded by and exposed to. Once I graduated and distance separated my friendships, I came to college and made friends with people who inspired me. Once my circle of friends comprised of inspiring people, my mindset, outlook and everything else transformed quickly. I grew thicker skin, began appreciating the little things in life and raised my frequencies to attract more positivity/light. So, make friends with people who challenge you, inspire you, and break out of your comfort shell. Remember that life is YOUR party and you invite the people and experiences you want. 

Self-Reflection

Realizing that you want to personally grow yourself and creating daily goals will help you grow. For example, set a goal weekly to go walking and meditate. Or perhaps a weekly goal to read 50 pages in a self-help book. Either way, self-reflection is critical when trying to personally grow yourself; you have to be in tune with yourself, your thoughts and emotions. 

The first step to personally growing yourself is the intention to do so. The universe hears what you say, so be mindful that what you put into the universe is what you get back. If you give off positive vibes, you will receive positive vibes in return. Mental, spiritual and emotional health is crucial especially in this day and age, and I hope these tips and tricks shined some light on topics not commonly discussed.

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