Whether it's creating prosperity, nurturing yourself emotionally, physically, spiritually or cleaning up your "space"....it's all putting energy into where it counts; investing in yourself.
I have a past client who just bought a smallish home in my community, Fishhawk Lake. When I popped by to congratulate her on her first morning in her new home this last week, she opened the door donning rubber yellow gloves and cleaning supplies everywhere.
Today, I texted her to see if she had a productive weekend. She did. "There is a long way to go," she said and added that she's taking it a day at a time. I messaged her back that it "Gives you a sense of renewal." She is cleaning away old energy she wrote and the more work she does, the more it becomes hers, and I said, "You're investing in yourself! Doesn't get any better than that as far as a good use of energy".
Investing in yourself doesn't have to be about money. It CAN be, but there are also a myriad of ways to express this that are priceless. Women quite often have a tendency to nurture others, for example, and put themselves last as a priority for this highly necessary soulful commodity. Something as simple as taking time to yourself completely, for an hour will inevitably be shuffled off the list when other needs arise that we take on for our families, our clients, our pets, our household, with all that that encompasses.
For me, going out to my folly and creating my art is an investment in my spiritual upkeep. (One of my recent works of art: mixed media landscape)
It completely rejuvenates me, fills me back up so that on a Monday, I can tackle all of the work that my real estate business clamors to have addressed.
"There is a connection between self-nurturing and self-respect", Julia Cameron wrote. Just as others deserve our respect, so do we, ourselves, deserve that same degree of esteem and reverance. This week, when you are tackling your To Do list, be sure and add time to invest in what makes you a more balanced person in your own eyes. Whether it's meditating, cooking yourself a fine meal, laughing or taking a long bath with a glass of wine and a favorite book, make sure you are putting this on your list as a PRIORITY so that you can be your best self for everyone and everything else that you invest in!!