I was a little MIA on social media last week and there’s a good reason for it. My husband and I took a much needed getaway and traveled to beautiful Palm Springs, CA. It was our very first trip away from our baby girl, who just turned 11 months old. I was a little anxious and missed Brinkley the entire time, but it was a well needed trip.
While we were there, we had the privilege of staying with some amazing friends that we’ve met through social media. It was four wonderful days of bonding, talking about 2015 goals and discussing how we can develop our strengths and work on our weaknesses…..in our relationships and our careers. We were also able to attend a leadership conference, which was very motivating and eye-opening.
It was great to get away, take a deep breath and reflect. I know for me, the past year I have been so wrapped up in being a new mommy and working a new job, that I often forget to work on ME. Sure I go to the gym or work out at home, but it also can’t hurt to work on the inside, too.
Meaning, your attitude, your outlook, your career goals, your hobbies, your faith, your relationships and just the way you look at the world in general.
To invest in your health, get a gym membership or join a bootcamp. To invest in your education, research your field of interest or go back to school. At one point, my husband and I wanted to take our health to the next level, so we hired a nutritionist. These are great ways to invest in yourself. Or, even if you need a new work wardrobe, save up and invest in some business clothing that will make you feel confident on a job interview or in the office. “Dress for the job you want.”
Don’t be afraid to invest in yourself. Even something so simple as to start reading books in your field of interest or self-help books. All of these ways can improve your outlook and your attitude. And really, just give you hope about the future.
I was so refreshed after our leadership conference and mini-vacation that I came home with a new outlook and approach to my work – and even my personal life.
This weekend, I am excited to invest in myself professionally, by taking a certification class that will teach me how to train obese clients, which I am very passionate about.
I hope you are having a wonderful week. Look around and be grateful for the strengths you have and work on improving your weaknesses. Most of all, I am thankful for my family, friends and a strong support group.