They’re worth the sacrifice. Trust us.
A round-the-world trip guaranteed to use up all of our annual leave (#worthit). That Chanel bag you’ve dreamed of owning ever since you saw it on The Devil Wears Prada. Or even a deposit for a mortgage.
Yep – some investments in life are worth the effort. But we’re not just talking about material things here.
Here are 11 investments every woman should make in her lifetime.
1. Travel as much as you can.
Whether it be trekking to Machu Picchu or gallivanting across Europe, travelling is one of the best investments you can ever make. The memories will last forever (not to mention the bragging rights and epic Instagram pics that come along with them). It can be as little as a two-week cruise or an entire adult gap year.
2. Develop a good skincare routine.
Your body’s largest organ should not be disregarded. Healthy skin can have a massive effect on your daily mood and how you feel about yourself. So make sure to get into a routine that works for you and your skin type.
Pro tip: When you moisturise and apply sunscreen, make sure you cover your face all the way down to your boobs, as your décolletage is highly susceptible to sun damage.
3. Take care of your super.
It’s time to recognise that your super is an investment – so it’s important to really own it and look after it, and the best way to do that is to put more money in.
It will pay back (literally) down the track. Even just putting aside an extra $20 per week (hey, we can all find that can’t we?) will make a huge difference. After all, it’s your asset, so it just makes sense to look after it.
4. Further your education.
Furthering your education is one of the best investments you can make for yourself in this lifetime. It will equip you with skills to help you nab your dream job, and what’s better than loving what you do?
5. Buy a good-quality handbag.
Your handbag is something that you are guaranteed to use every single day. So the cost per wear actually equals out before you know it. And it will last you years. YEARS, I SAY. Pro tip: Black leather will never date and it goes with everything (also it doesn’t get completely ruined when your water bottle leaks through it).
6. Find a mentor.
Everyone needs someone – from both a personal and a professional sense – who can guide them, advise them and tell it like it is when needed. That’s why finding a mentor is so important.