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  • Writer's pictureDustin K

21 ways to invest in yourself: mind, body & soul

It's the first Monday of a new year, and we're officially into the start of resolution season. For some, it might be time to drop their quarantine-15 or to figure out how to forget about 2020 altogether. For others, it's time to read X-number of books or run a marathon.

For Tara and I, our resolve is to change how we approach our resolutions.

Since more often than not, our resolution gets forgotten in the busyness of life. This year we're resolving to find new ways each day, week & month to invest in ourselves and move towards living a healthier lifestyle.

It may seem like a lot of hard work to invest in yourself, and it can be if you're seeking bigger changes. It can also be as simple as making small positive changes in the right direction. As put by David Allen, author of, Getting Things Done.

"If you don’t pay appropriate attention to what has your attention, it will take more of your attention than it deserves."

We've resolved to determine what has our attention and identify what deserves our attention, so we can invest in what needs our attention for the sake of our minds, bodies and souls.

A quick search on google offered us 251M results on how to invest in yourself, so in the spirit of the season, we've selected 21 ways to start with this year.


  • Get organized

  • Set realistic goals

  • Stop procrastinating

  • Read more books

  • Watch more informative TV/media

  • Take a class and learn something new

  • Indulge in websites, blogs, vlogs & podcasts for growth


  • Exercise

  • Eat healthier

  • Learn better meal prep strategies

  • Drink less alcohol/caffeine/pop and more water

  • Sleep and wake up earlier

  • Measure results that matter

  • See the doctor (as appropriate)


  • Forgive

  • Find a mentor

  • Pray/Meditate

  • Practice gratitude

  • Engage in creative activities

  • Plan a vacation: even if we can't take it for a while

  • Stay In touch/reconnect with family and friends

We believe this approach not only gives us more to strive for but adds an element of grace as making mistakes along the way is a given, yet it offers us opportunities to start again.

What's your New Years' resolution?

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