“The name of the game is taking care of yourself, because you’re going to live long enough to wish you had.”

~Grace Mirabella

Feel great again. Find a way past fatigue and low motivation and start living a life full of energy.  If not now, then when? I know you’re tired and you have no time, but you really what choice do you have?  If you constantly put yourself last on your priority list exhaustion will eventually lead to ill health and unhappiness…and where’s the fun in that?  

Last week I was interviewed for an article in the Calgary Herald about investing in yourself.  The reported wanted me to share ideas on how readers could invest $100 per month in putting themselves back on their own priority list.  Here’s the segment of her article that shares my thoughts on that front:

If I had a hundred dollars (with apologies to the Barenaked Ladies) I’d . . . what? What could a person do with an extra $100 a month?  The Herald explores a trio of possibilities, with a number of side options, on how to invest a monthly windfall.

Invest in yourself

Got your debt managed? Take that extra $100 a month and buy some precious time — with a personal trainer, at a course or hiring a babysitter.  The returns will be tangible to you and possibly to your bank account through increased focus, energy and motivation, says Michelle Cederberg. While the author, speaker and life coach points out people don’t necessarily need money to invest in themselves, directing $100 a month toward something that will put them back on the priority list can help.

“The biggest gift that we need to give ourselves is a little bit of time in our day,” Cederberg said. “Most busy people will say they don’t have the time, energy or motivation to partake in anything that’s not on their to-do list. It’s usually the tasks related to self-care or leisure that get deferred.

“Really it is a matter of buying time each month, however that looks.”

Cederberg spoke from a busy air terminal in Orlando, Fla., on her way home to Calgary from a national speakers association conference.

She noted many Calgarians were running on empty (and being less productive) because of lack of exercise, sleep and because of a poor diet.

The trend can change by giving oneself higher standing in the daily list of must-dos, Cederberg said. And a shift toward self-care doesn’t have to be monumental. In fact, the motivational speaker recommends taking small steps to begin with.

“When people are in sales or doing anything that requires client work, if you’re not feeling good about yourself, that’s going to impact your bottom line,” she said. “If we prioritize ourselves and feel better about ourselves, we can put that positive energy into work and better our bottom line to make more money.”

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Investing in yourself ...  the idea is simple but it’s certainly not easy.  Let’s work on that together.

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