Invest in Yourself: 16 Simple Strategies for Personal Growth

Are you looking for strategies to help you invest in yourself and unlock your full potential? One of the best ways of creating your dream life is investing in yourself.

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We all forget about creating space for ourselves because we are worried about taking care of other people instead. In this opportunity, I want to help you to design the life of your dreams with these 16 successful ways to invest in yourself.

Just remember one thing before getting into this beautiful journey:


When I started this journey to work on my personal growth and self-care, I didn’t know anything about how to do things. So, I would probably say that I would LOVE so much that someone else give me these tips on how to really start this.

Taking care of yourself is key to achieving both personal and professional growth. In this article, we’ll explore 14 simple strategies to help you invest in yourself and unlock your full potential.

Ways to Invest in Yourself

What does it mean to invest in yourself?

In super simple words: investing in yourself mean being able to invest money, time, and effort to create that person you want to meet.

At first, when we are aware of the meaning of this, we tend to think that it might be something super selfish, but when you are into the habit, you won’t think that.

Have you thought about why you put other people first when you are the main character of your life? Obviously, if we invest in ourselves, we’re not forgetting about other people. Instead, we’re taking care of ourselves to be able to take care of others.

I’m gonna be a mom of a beautiful boy by the end of the year, so I started learning about this because I want to teach my baby to be more mindful of its own decisions. I invest time in myself now to help others in the future.

Therefore, after saying all this, we can say that these tips will help you to become the best version of yourself, and that’s a thing we want to accomplish during a personal growth journey.

Obviously, I’m not saying that these tips will work for every single person who’s reading this post. But, at least, you can pick the tips that work for you personally.

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1. Set long and short goals with plans

Setting goals allow you to go in the correct direction. If you want to become your best version through this guide, then you need to have your short and long goals written on paper.

Where do you want to be in one or two years?

Think about the actions that you need to take to accomplish those goals, and then make a plan.

2. Take online courses

Online courses are the best way of investing in yourself. There are a lot of free and paid courses out there that we can take anywhere and anytime to invest in our skills, professional career, and dreams. For example, you can take a course to learn how to use watercolor; or how to write a great post for your new blog.

Everything you learn online will help you to create new ways of living your life and make money from home. Yes! Online courses are great for developing new side hustles.

Ways to Invest in Yourself

3. Find a mentor

In case you are fortunate enough, you’ll find someone who guide you through this process. There are so many resources and people online that create content for mentoring. You can find some people that sell you the service and others that do it for free. Whatever you choose, try to make sure that it fits for you.

Some ideas for finding a mentor online are:

  • Hire a coach or join a group coaching program
  • Look for virtual mentors on YouTube
  • Learn how to find a great mentor on TedTalks
  • Find good podcasters
  • Get some books written by mentors that inspire you

4. Let go of toxic people

Toxic people don’t help you to create your dream life because they consume your energy. Surround yourself with people who are willing to support your personal growth journey. Become your best version because of positive people.

5. Quiet time

When we have a family, it gets harder to get some time quiet. But this isn’t impossible, and I can assure you that because I’ve been able to get use some parts of my days to get in touch with myself.

Before going to bed, it’s ‘me‘ time. I sit down at my desk and start doing something to disconnect my mind a little bit. Some of the activities that we can do to accomplish this technique are:

  • Meditate and connect with your inner pace
  • Write some thoughts in my journal (Journaling prompts ideas for self-discovery)
  • Go out and take fresh air so you can clear your brain
  • Read some pages of your favorite book
  • Listen to some of your favorite and calmer music

6. Read personal development books

Reading might not be one of the funniest activities for people, but if we want to make a change in our personal growth, we need to start reading self-improvement books.

There are so many books out there that can help you to get into this process. If you need some inspiration, you can check this previous article where you can find 12 books for personal growth.

You can find some physical books there, but also you can choose ebooks as a great way of starting the reading habit. If it’s possible, you can get a Kindle and save some money because physical books are a bit more expensive than ebooks.

7. Invest time in your relationships

This one is way more important because we are humans and we need to connect with people.

When I was younger, it was super difficult to understand that I needed to spend time with friends.

I’ve been always closest to my family, but friends… it was a bit weird.

Now that I’m almost 30 years old, I know that friends are important. That’s why I tried to be in touch with open-minded, positive, and ambitious people. Especially, trying to keep a good friendship with people who are working on themselves to become the best version of themselves.

This is probably because I’m on that journey of getting to know myself and creating my dream life.

Invest your time and energy into these relationships (parents, siblings, boyfriend/girlfriend, husband/wife, friends, among others). Try to maintain those wonderful relationships in your life by keeping in touch with them and demonstrating your interest in their lives.

We are all on the same page trying to be our best version.

Ways to Invest in Yourself

8. Acquire some new skills

This one is super related to taking online courses because you can develop new skills by taking classes online. Invest some time in those courses and try to get advantages from them.

Some of the ideas that I can give you to work on new skills are:

  • Learning a new language
  • Taking online courses to cook new recipes
  • Developing a new hobby
  • Improving your writing or communication skills

9. Eat your veggies, my friend!

Veggies have great nutrients to help our body function. You need to eat them along with your meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner).

I might say that we all know the positive effects of a healthy and balanced diet, so if you don’t take the step to start eating more vegetables and fruits, it’s only because you’re trying to ignore the reality.

Before becoming vegan, I loved vegetables, but I didn’t eat so many of them because I just didn’t want to. Now, three years after, I know that they provide all the nutrients that my baby and I need during this pregnancy.

I would love to write an article about my diet as a pregnant woman, so I’ll try my best to write that article. It might be helpful for some of you.

10. Travel to a new place

Go out and experience new adventures. You don’t need to go so far, just try to know new places each year. You can choose a specific place in your city and go for a walk there. Or, you can go out of your city once or twice a year and learn new things about the culture of that place.

You can be especially nurturing with new experiences during your trips.

11. Move your body more often

Your body deserves some love.

We work out because we love it, not because we hate it.

So, try to find some space during your day to work out or do an activity that keeps your heart rate up. You can do a specific routine to work a specific muscle, or you can do some cardio, dance, or jump rope.

Is it difficult for you to stay motivated to work out? Don’t worry, I’ve already shared my best tips to keep your motivation up to accomplish your fitness journey. Also, in this section, you can find a lot of workout routines that you can use as inspiration.

12. Sleep 7-8 hours

Sleeping between 7 and 8 hours is essential for our mental and physical health. Sleeping helps us to improve our brain function, our attitude, and our muscle recovery.

Promise! If you get enough sleep, you’ll boost your productivity and feel a lot more healthier and happier.

Ways to Invest in Yourself

13. Go out and live new experiences

If we think as a minimalist, we should spend our money on creating new memories, not getting new expensive things.

So, if you have money to spend on something you like, try to spend it to go out and create new experiences with people you love or alone.

14. Start developing healthy habits

Adding new habits into our routine is incredibly beneficial for personal growth.

One of the best ways of developing new habits is to focus on one habit per month. You’ll have a lot more chances to succeed if you focus your attention on one activity at a time, master it, and then move to the next one.

Here you can find 75 habits to drastically improve your life.

15. Find a relaxing space in your house to unwind

Unwind is also a great way of investing in yourself.

You find some time during the day and a specific place in your house to sit down and create a routine to relax.

For me, example, I have my desk as a workplace, but also as a place to journal and create some space for me and my mental health.

You can set a specific place at your house and get all the benefits for your mental health.

16. Work on creating a wardrobe you love

When we wear clothing that we love, we feel a lot more confident. I would always recommend a minimalist wardrobe so you don’t get overwhelmed when deciding what to wear.

Always try to have a small amount of clothing that can be combined easily. Keep it simple, but beautiful for you.

Investing in yourself is not a one-time event, it’s a lifelong journey. By implementing these 16 simple strategies, you can take control of your personal and professional growth and unlock your full potential. Remember, the more you invest in yourself, the more valuable you become to yourself and those around you. So start investing in yourself today!

Don’t feel scared of taking this step.

I know that you’re able to reach your goals.

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