What does it mean to "invest in my own well-being"?
I started to post this as a challenge for you all to think about.
Then I started thinking about it myself, because I found myself wanting.
Here is the circular reasoning I came up with.
- I like to invest in things.
- I don't like to invest in losing propositions.
- It is my pleasure and my penetrating desire to invest in the well-being of those I love.
- What avenue for fruitful investment do I have if I see the loved ones not caring for themselves?
- Reciprocally, if I do not take care of myself, the investments of those who love me will be devalued.
- As I invest in myself, I increase the value of the investment of those who love me.
- Increasing the investment of those I love is my pleasure and my desire.
In other words, I want to invest in my own well-being, because it breaks the hearts of those I love to see me less than well. I want them to be well, and the thing I have the most control over is my own wellness.
In fact, the only thing I may ever be able to do for some of those I love is for me to be well myself.
Does this make sense?
All of this said, I'm now motivated to make a list of things I can do to "invest in myself." And do them happily!