For millions of women, investing in themselves is often their best choice. It's never too late to reshape your future, and if you're savvy enough, you can mold yourself into whoever you want to be. Recently, women of all ages met in an online discussion to reveal every investment they made in themselves that paid off in the future.
1. Taking Advantage of CDs
For many people, deciding to invest early (and often) yields excellent financial benefits down the road. “The best decision ever was to save all my money from my first job out of college in a Certificate of Deposit (CD) account,” explains one woman. “I was able to save most of my income by living at home with my parents, and in less than two years of working, I had made a little under $2000 in interest alone. That money I saved would have just been sitting in my savings account generating virtually no interest.”
2. Buying Home Exercise Equipment
Who needs to go to the gym when you can have the convenience and the benefits of exercise equipment in your home? Countless women confess that investing in a home gym reinvigorated their lifestyle and introduced many health benefits. Sometimes dragging yourself to the gym can be impossible; I can see why so many women swear by their home gyms.
3. Following a Serious Skincare Routine
Many women cite following a serious skincare routine as the number-one reason they feel healthier. It all starts with your skin, after all. Stay away from trendy TikTok skin care routines; the tried-and-true methods work, and when you combine them with quality products, you will only get positive results.
4. Getting Tear Trough Fillers
One woman explains that her decision to remove the dark circles under her eyes changed her life around. “I got tear trough fillers, and they made a huge difference to my face!” reveals one woman. “I had deep indents around my eyes and dark circles that made me look sick. I always had them. The fillers smoothed it out and eliminated the dark circles and shadows the indents caused. I look so much healthier and rested now!” I didn't know this procedure existed!
5. Buying Quality Bras
Face it: a typical workday can feel exhausting, so you should never skimp on comfort. Many women admit their days took a turn for the better when they threw away their old, wire-frame bras in favor of high-quality bras from known manufacturers. Not everybody looks like a Victoria's Secret angel, but everybody should feel like one!
6. Buying a Dream Car
Some women buy things others believe are unnecessary, but one woman lauds the fancy car she bought herself, citing improved health benefits. Who are we to argue? “I bought a fast convertible,” she admits. “The freedom of speed and loud music are great therapy!” Sounds like a recipe for a happy life to me!
7. Going to Therapy
Sometimes the best investment a person can make is speaking to a licensed professional about their lives. In 2023, the stigma that used to surround seeking therapy is gone. Many people believe that they wouldn't be able to be optimistic and happy without the help of a mental health professional.
8. Taking Improv Classes
Signing up for improv classes can be intimidating, but gaining a great new hobby in the process is possible. One woman reveals she still can't believe the benefits of taking classes. “I went into it just to get out of my shell a little and ended up falling in love with it and performing regularly around my city,” explains one woman. “I never dreamed I could make a room full of people laugh, never mind even stepping on stage. It increased my confidence, and the improv friends I've made are for life.”
9. Hiring a Personal Trainer
When going to the gym (or buying home gym equipment) isn't enough, many women “level up” and go the personal trainer route! Accountability is imperative to reach fitness goals, and many women report that hiring someone to whip them into shape was exactly what they needed to live a healthier life. Although hiring a personal trainer isn't cheap, it's a worthwhile investment in the long run.
10. Getting a College Degree
Many believe that investing in a college education is the best way to improve nearly every aspect of your life. I agree; what better investment exists? “I just got the email that I have graduated,” reports one woman. “It took me years and thousands of dollars, but it was totally worth it. I dropped out of high school years ago, so this feels like a huge accomplishment.”
11. Buying a Decent Bed
Why do so many people skimp on a purchase that they will literally be lying on top of for a third of their lives? Although not all women break the bank for a quality bed and mattress, the people who do frequently report better sleep, a more positive mindset, and fewer random aches and pains. If you've been putting off upgrading your bed, there's no time like the present!
12. Getting Laser Hair Removal
For many women, the prospect of never needing to shave again is worth making happen! “Hands down, my best investment was laser hair removal,” confesses one woman. “It is so great not to think about shaving or getting razor burn. I lasered my legs, forearms, and underarms. I haven't had to shave in years.”
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