What assets should you be investing in the most?

iynna's profile thumbnail
YES Chiara - so how are YOU personally investing in yourself?
jikajika's profile thumbnail
I'm investing in my mental health by not watching the news, practically, at all. And I gotta say...I feel GREAT.
iynna's profile thumbnail
Yes @jikajika so question for you - how do you balance staying "ignorant" with remaining mentally sane? How do you stay on track with what's happening?
jikajika's profile thumbnail
By doing weekly updates via Trevor Noah, Stephen Colbert, Samantha Bee, and Bill Maher's "Real Time". Is it mostly doom they're reporting? Yes. But at least it's being presented in a palatable fashion. Every Friday or Saturday I'll watch the week's wrap up of all the doom going on in the world. I'll even mix in a little South Park (they have their finger on the issues, and it's on point & hilarious). And that's it. I spend 2-3 hours, 1x a week, getting the recap - and then I go do something else. Paint some sneakers, try to sew a hoodie without it coming out like an abomination, answer questions on Reddit/Quora helping folks out, learning more about video production tricks I can do with my mobile phone, come on Elpha just to say "hi" to folks, and more. I don't want to expend my energy worrying about all the doom going on, and I don't need to know the minutiae details on EVERY event that happens. Especially when it feels like it's coming at you like a fire hose in the face every hour. CNN Breaking News?Pass. I have no problem starving my ego by not knowing the details on everything. I'd rather focus on the things that ARE in my control - like how I spend my time.That's the stoicism in me. That's my stoicism in practice.Perhaps, surprisingly, I'm starting to get into Ubuntu as well.
iynna's profile thumbnail
These are all great ideas! Thanks for sharing!
ChiaraHolton's profile thumbnail
I am also investing in my mental health. After such a crazy year, it is so important to take care of yourself so you can be the best you can be for whatever tasks you have to take on!
iynna's profile thumbnail
On point @ChiaraHolton how do you do that? Any outlet that has particularly worked for you?
ChiaraHolton's profile thumbnail
This can totally vary, but some of my favorite ways to take care of myself include my weekly walks in the New York Botanical Garden, having scheduled movie nights with my friends every week, and treating myself to a special coffee from Starbucks every Friday. it is all about the little things!
iynna's profile thumbnail
The little things amen sis!
ChristineFiske's profile thumbnail
Agree. There are so many ways to invest!I want to add that when you PAY you PAY ATTENTION. For me paying for my personal development started with an online course. This led to a few conferences/seminars, and ultimately last year hiring a coach. I had a lot of resistance initially....and can now share with you that it's changed my life entirely - my. mindset, my work, the way I raise my kids - I live in a world of abundance and with the healthiest mindset I've ever had. Very little ever rocks me anymore, I'm grateful for all my experiences, and I'm doing the work I'm here on this Earth to do -that I searched 20 years to find!Consider investing in a program or a coach that calls to your heart and soul.
LaurenDemosthenous's profile thumbnail
Yes I love this! Could not agree more. I’ve been listening to Atomic Habits by James Clear for the second time now and he talks about being 1% better every day. Sometimes we expect to see huge results in a short period of time in ourselves, but to just be 1% every day in any area of your life is something I’ve been focusing on. As a mom, wife, healthcare worker, and also business owner I cannot work on everything every single day. Some days I work on my self care by choosing to eat healthy or get a workout in, some days I work on being a better mother, and some days I work on being a better mentor/coach for others. Some days it's reading a little extra or listening to a new podcast. There are so many ways to invest into yourself! Thanks for sharing.
karyanayli's profile thumbnail
This is resourceful, thank you for sharing!