I have always been very cautious about spending money. My dad taught me from a young age the importance of saving. He would always say, "Are you sure you can afford that?" whenever I was considering purchasing something expensive. To this day, every time I spend money, I always have that nagging feeling in the back of my mind!!
I am really glad for his advice because 1) I have learned the value of money and 2) I have managed to save money... however... saving is not always the best option. In fact, saving money can actually restrict us. I have learned that it can be better to invest money instead.
This article is about the importance of investing, BUT I don't exclusively mean investing money, I am also referring to investing your energy, emotions and your time. It only recently occurred to me that there are so many other ways to invest in yourself. All these other ways will be discussed in this article: