I’ve recently started implementing this concept of “self-investing” into my schedule. The idea behind it is to make choices that will pay off in the long run while remaining beneficial for short term. It’s quite astounding how many choices we are presented with on a daily basis but whether those choices are major or minor, they do have a substantial impact on how the rest of the day may unfold.
Before even fully waking up the choice of remaining in bed and hitting the snooze button is available against getting up to be productive. This is where the self-investing comes into play. As appealing as that snooze button may appear, the choices to get up and go for a walk or dive into a new chapter of a book are the ones that exhibit a positive reinforcement for the rest of the day. Say you hit that snooze button for thirty more minutes of rest; after waking for that second time around there is yet another choice to be made. Do you decide to get up or continue to deprive the world of your existence by throwing the comforter over your head? My opinion on this is that our actions dictate our perceptions. By making the investment to get up and go for a morning walk, a feedback loop is created for the rest of the day’s continuity.
Exposing yourself to a 7 a.m. sunset is a sensation that no amount of laziness could ever dream to replicate. And by witnessing said sunset, a positive mindset is granted in return. This positive mindset can carry on throughout the day, and if it is allowed to, can create a snowball effect. Choices are presented everywhere we look and by willingly deciding to choose the more beneficial option, our self-investment rises. And through that rise in self-investing, the future you will inevitably become a more advantageous person. Self-investments are simply choices that alter our perceptions of the day in constructive ways.