I’m all about being frugal, saving money and seeing where costs can be cut. However there are certain things you can spend on that will always be worth their price. These are things that allow you to be mentally healthier, more productive, or more focused. As if you can become more of any of those things, the benefits will flow on to all areas of your life. So if you’re looking to reduce spending in your life, maybe don’t focus on the next four areas because these are 4 ways to invest in yourself that are worth the cost.
1. Relationship Therapy
I think most of us bring traumas or even just habits from our childhood that can become unhealthy if left unresolved. I find it very important, especially when in a relationship, to get therapy together for a while to ensure that small problems don’t snowball and become something that could devastate the marriage or relationship. Relationship counselling is a great way to invest in your relationship, to have support working through challenging problems, and an opportunity to show your partner how much you value them.
2. Expert Legal Advice
Please don’t make the mistake of trying to fumble your own way through legal issues and workplace legalities. This is one of those opportunities where you ‘get what you pay for’ and you’ll never reject paying for high quality legal advice. This is particularly important if you’re restructuring your company, looking to onboard new employees or partners or just wanting to clean up your employment contracts. An employment lawyer can help you navigate these issues with ease and confidence, knowing that you’re abiding by your legal requirements.
If you haven’t tried coaching in any areas of life, then chances are you’re missing out on a lot of support and encouragement that could help you reach new levels of success. You can opt to find a general life coach that can help you with time management, prioritizing goals, and accountability. Or you can find a business focused coach that can help you with things like strategic planning, growth and potentially some industry hacks. If you’d like to consider a startup incubator, why not check out vc funding here.
4. Your Diet
While you can definitely cut down your grocery bill by cutting out a lot of processed food, you don’t want to compromise the quality of the food you buy. You should always try to buy organic if your budget allows it, and focus on eggs that are free range and from healthy chickens. For meat and poultry, if you can also find a local, organic source you’ll notice the difference in quality. It may be worthwhile reducing the quantity of meat and poultry that you eat, and instead eating a higher quality. When you’re eating well, a rainbow of fresh fruit and vegetables, your energy level will be different and that will allow you to feel energized and productive.
Investing in yourself feels great when you know you’ll get a good return on what you spend. I’m sure if you spend money on any of these four things, you’ll see a marked improvement to your life and quality of life.