Figuring out what to spend your hard earned money on is a constant struggle for everyone. We seem to never be able to figure out if it was worth it to buy that blouse or did we really need a stereo. The list goes on and on. That guilt eventually leads to us to never spending money on ourselves and with that comes a loss of self care. It is extremely important to take the time and invest in ourselves. Showing yourself that appreciation can go a long way in the journey of your life. You deserve it!
Okay so now you are on board, however you still have no clue what this means or what you should be spending your money on. You are not alone! Here are 10 things every woman should invest in….
Dependable pair of leggings
In recent years, leggings have become a staple in every woman’s wardrobe. Finding the perfect pair is a small win in every woman’s life. Don’t be ashamed to celebrate that! However we all know the struggle of ripping at the in-seams, or how they fade with every wash. You end up going through a dozen pairs every couple of months! Investing in a brand like Lulu Lemon who take time with each pair to ensure you are receiving a quality product will assure you won’t have to buy another pair for years to come!
It’s officially time to invest in a car that is going to get you places without a worry! This may require some months or years of saving, but it is 100% worth it! Investing in a car that is less susceptible to breakdowns or maintenance repairs every few months will have your wallet thanking you for years to come. You are now able to continue your journey to becoming the best version of yourself, without an unnecessary worry such as your car breaking down in the middle of the highway!
Having a bra that is constantly digging at your ribs or a strap that keeps sliding off of your shoulder can distract you throughout the day. I know we’ve all been there, getting home from work and having the sweet relief of changing into a sports bra. This should definitely not be the case. If we are wearing an article of clothing everyday, we should actually enjoy wearing it while staying comfortable and confident! Investing your money on a bra that feels as if it wasn’t even there will allow you to focus on obtaining the goals you have set for yourself. Lingerie company True & Co. has a wide range of bras for all body types! Don’t be bogged down by this quick fix!
Investing in yourself, can also mean investing for your future. Helpful advice to always follow is to dress for the job you want, not the job you have. When you are shopping for a nice blouse or that perfect blazer, always have in the back of your mind how you want to be perceived in the workplace! Shopping with your future goals in mind will ultimately save you money when you reach and crush them.
After a long day of kicking ass, it’s almost essential you return to a great place to relax. Getting a full 7 to 8 hours of sleep can improve your memory, immune system, longevity, etc. How productive can some be when they are constantly yawning? Coffee can not be your only solution either, there’s only so much to go around! Again this may be something you will have to save up on, but investing your money into a quality and supportive mattress is a perfect example of a long lasting purchase.
This does not deal with you physically putting down cash, however it may be the biggest investment you make in your life. It is the people you surround yourself with. They have the power to build you up to being the best version of yourself, or the potential to completely pull you in the opposite direction. Think of it this way, it is actually proven that you are warding off depression, dementia, chronic diseases, and keeping your mind sharp with these deep social connections. Take the time and make sure you are choosing wisely, and once you find them, cherish them forever!
Comfortable everyday shoes
Whoever said beauty is pain should really try wearing a pair of heels throughout an entire work day! It is time to change that to comfort, because I know there is A LOT of beauty in that. Do your research and find a shoe that is appropriate for your line of work, can go with a lot of outfits, and also does not crush your poor pinky toe! Stores like Payless, DSW, and Off Broadway offer professional shoes at a reasonable price. They are the perfect location to find the perfect flat or boot!
Makeup that works with your face
It can take years to find the perfect shade of lipstick or a concealer that doesn’t make you break out. Even finding the right brand of mascara that doesn’t clump your lashes together feels like a gigantic win! Researching brands can help you throughout the process. For example, Bare Minerals is a company that focuses on creating makeup that has a completely natural and clean look. Mary Kay is another makeup company that is customer focused and gives advice on wellness. Once you find the brands that work and compliment your skin, go all in and invest in them. The advice here is not to buy makeup so you can cake it on your beautiful face! However it is true that when you feel your best, you perform to your greatest potential. And that is certainly not a bad investment.
Once you have arrived in the official working world, it is time to invest in a purse that supports you and your busy schedule. Purchase a bag that allows you to store your work materials as well as personal belongings, it also wouldn’t hurt if it was stylish! Being able to transition this bag into a happy hour setting can only save you more money! A company like Long Champ offers a variety of classy, sturdy totes that would perfectly cover all aspects of your life.
A bottle of champagne
Last but certainly not least, a quality bottle of champagne. Spend a few extra bucks on a bottle you might look over at the store. This is simply to celebrate you! Take some time and look at all the amazing things you’ve done in your life so far. It surely deserves some recognition! There is no time like the present to start appreciating yourself. You are unique and beautiful and the world should know it!
Never underestimate the power of a good investment. We will make huge investments throughout our life, and we will make small ones. However an investment in ourselves will always be a smart one.