investing in you

We can all agree investing in our futures, through education or managed funds for example, is good, but we often don’t invest enough in our state of mind.

Here’s four investments I think you should make for your current self:

  1. Invest in candles – your home will smell nice and there’s something great about having a tea or dinner and a conversation by candlelight
  2. Invest in flowers – buying a bunch of flowers every second week makes your home lovely and welcoming. Flowers don’t need to be expensive – there are plenty you can find for $5-$10 a bunch (if you’re really stretched for money you can pick some from your garden or find some)
  3. Invest in a magazine subscription – having a magazine regularly delivered to your door full of thought provoking articles is a reminder about the benefits of reading and eduction. I’d recommend The Big Issue and The New Philosopher magazines which are both available as subscriptions.
  4. Invest in a nice fragrance: having a nice cologne/fragrance that I can wear immediately uplifts me. I stick to the one brand I know won’t give me headaches though.

How do you invest in your current self?