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It can feel as if there’s never a right time to invest in yourself. If things are going well you don’t want to rock the boat. If they aren’t, you feel that you don’t have time or money to spare!

Chasing a dream, escaping the 9-5, and building the life you really want is easy to put off for another day. You’re busy just getting through the week, you don’t have time to devote to a big project like that! Sad to say, there will always be a reason to delay. You will always have bills to pay and daily life will always be busy.

The trouble is, dreams don’t come true by themselves. If you want to create a life where you have real freedom then it’s best to get started today, otherwise, you’ll turn around in ten years and realize nothing has changed!

Here are four great ways to take those first steps.

Take control of your money

Do you always run out of money before payday? It can be incredibly stressful to feel that you never have enough. You’re always worried about another unexpected bill. One way to feel more secure is to spend a little bit of time learning how to handle money.

Budgeting isn’t always the most exciting topic but when you focus on your goal it can be a little less boring. Imagine the fund building up for your next holiday, or even a dream car or home. Suddenly turning down that expensive coffee seems a lot more interesting!

You can find lots of tips from Martin Lewis, the money-saving expert, or from Dave Ramsey.

Get Organised

If you feel frazzled every day it can seem as if you run around like a headless chicken. Everything seems like hard work. You run into school with forgotten PE kits, trip over boxes in the hall and wonder what on earth to make for dinner. You truly don’t have time to spare!

Investing in yourself can mean getting organized so that your days run more smoothly. That way you have a little breathing room. When you feel calm and in control, it’s so much easier to find a few minutes for self-care or to learn something new.

If keeping your home running is a challenge for you, have a look at The Organised Mum for a very realistic solution. For help organizing your time, try Laura Vanderkam.

Grow your network

They say it’s who you know that counts and it can certainly help! Do you connect with people in the beauty industry? If you are ever looking for a job it could pay to have friends in different salons. Not only that, if you decide to set up a business then your network could be a great source of new clients.

Social media is a wonderful way to connect with people. You can spend half an hour a day commenting on posts and build genuine relationships over time. Not only that, but you can also do it while sitting at home in your pajamas!

Get more training

You might have to leave your job but nobody can take away your skills and knowledge. That means one of the best ways to invest in yourself is to improve your skills with a course.

Training can give you the freedom to earn more money, and save for that dream holiday in half the time. You might choose to earn the same amount but work fewer hours, so fitting everything in is much easier.

You might even decide to set up your own business. It would give you the ultimate freedom to plan your life exactly the way you want it to be.

Other things can certainly help. But if you want to make sure your future is secure then learning a new skill is one of the best ways to go about it.

Making the leap to invest in yourself can be a bit scary, but it really could change your life. At Maxwell Melia, we want to make it as easy as possible so we offer payment plans for many of our courses. You can also choose between online learning options or face to face courses all over the UK.

Take a look and see which course will be the first step towards your dream future. If you don’t invest in yourself now, when will you do it?