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The Truth Life: 4 Ways to Invest Emotionally in Your Future


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4 Ways to Invest Emotionally in Your Future

Investing Emotionally in Your Future is Worth the Time and Energy

by Veritas Vita 777


Do you focus more on ‘emotional investing’ or ‘emotional spending’ in your life? In the past, I was more of an emotional spender. I didn’t understand that I should have been more focused on learning how to grow into a more emotionally mature adult. It wasn’t until recently that I started to understand that investing emotionally in my future brought great rewards into my life. I realized the importance of how becoming more emotionally mature would help me behave more rationally to people and situations that frustrated me.


According to Psychology Today, “Emotional investment is when we focus our emotions—in the form of our thoughts, feelings, and behaviors—into anything that we hope over time will help us grow and sustain our emotional well-being.

‘Emotional investing’ can be distinguished from ‘emotional spending’ in that emotional spending is when we are not necessarily as careful about or concerned with how our emotional experience helps us improve our well-being over time.”


How to Invest Emotionally in Your Future


Becoming more open to emotional maturity can significantly change your life for the better. I speak from experience that learning about emotional maturity positively impacted my life. Consider the following four ways that you can invest emotionally in your future.


“Emotional intelligence is your ability to recognize and understand emotions in yourself and others, and your ability to use this awareness to manage your behavior and relationships.” – Travis Bradberry


1. Get to Know Yourself


Your journey toward investing emotionally in your future begins with getting to know yourself. It’s important to know who you are and why you react the way you do to people, places, and things. Knowing yourself starts with understanding your personality. That can help you understand why you behave in certain ways. Learning about different personalities can help you understand why other people behave differently as well. There are a variety free personality tests that you can find online.


2. Understand Your Purpose


My purpose in life is significantly tied to my faith in God. Your purpose in life may be tied to something or someone different. When you can find your purpose in life, that will help you identify how to become more of an emotional investor rather than an emotional spender. You can find your purpose in a variety of ways. Maybe you should spend some time meditating or get out in nature and be still. I found my purpose by spending time in prayer and Bible reading. Write out a list of things that you are good at. Ask friends or family members to tell you things they think you’re good at. Sometimes, an outside perspective is exactly what you need to figure out your purpose.


3. Put in the Time and Effort


Investing emotionally in your future will take a concerted effort. It won’t happen overnight. If you want to become an emotional investor and not an emotional spender, you need to make a decision to invest time and effort in getting to know yourself and understanding your purpose. Read books on personal development and cultivating emotional maturity in your life.


4. Stay Open to Evaluation


Growing into an emotionally mature adult requires a dedication to self-evaluation that will continue throughout your lifetime. You must be open to identifying areas that need more work. You need to develop self-awareness so that you can be honest about your successes as well.


Invest Emotionally in Your Future


“It’s so important to realize that every time you get upset, it drains your emotional energy. Losing your cool makes you tired. Getting angry a lot messes with your health.” – Joyce Meyer


Get started investing emotionally in your future by doing the following things:


  • Get to Know Yourself

  • Understand Your Purpose

  • Put in the Time and Effort

  • Stay Open to Evaluation


Are you an emotional investor or an emotional spender?



Article syndicated by Mustard Seed Sentinel on Medium.com.

 

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“Be still and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!” – Psalm 46:10 ~ God is good. He has a plan. He is in control.


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