Being a strong woman means that you are able to find happiness on your own. You have self-confidence without having to rely on another person or society for validation. It means emotional independence and being able to have healthy relationships with others without falling into co-dependent patterns. It means learning to express who you are at your core, whether you are shy and soft-spoken or loud and assertive. You don’t need to try fitting a certain mold. Read on to learn how to embrace the woman you are and who you want to become.
1. Don't compare yourself to others
Be your own inspiration. There is no reason that you cannot be just as good, if not better. You are YOU, no one else can be you. That’s what makes you unique and special. We’re all uniquely different (and equally important) after all.
2. Don't measure self-worth by other people’s opinions
Emotionally strong women don’t care about what people think because they are making their lives on their own terms. Someone else’s opinion, therefore, need not apply. You have to believe in yourself and what you are doing and accept the fact that not every one else will.
3. Don't cry or overreact if you made a mistake.
Everyone makes mistakes! Just learn your lesson and keep going.
4. Don't get wrapped up in anger or resentment
Being an emotionally strong woman can quite literally mean not letting your emotions get the best of you; instead, practice remaining level-headed.
5. Don't lose your passion
Passion is like the energy that fuels an emotionally strong woman’s drive. Don't give up on things that makes you smile.
6. Be able to travel alone
Don’t be afraid to journey alone. You should be able to figure out how to survive anywhere. Wherever you are going in life make sure you have the skills and daring attitude to get anywhere by yourself.
7. Has social confidence
Are you brave enough to attend a party by yourself? Could you give a speech to a group of strangers or start a new sports club alone? Some social situations can seem daunting and not fun – but don’t let that stop you. Having the confidence to face social situations head on takes guts and provides social freedom. Just like school exams, social situations can be a test – and the more you practice the better you will get.
8. Always be prepared and take a good care of yourself inside and out (mind, body and spirit)
By making time for yourself, you are investing in your own success and well being. Another thing is you never know where and how you will end up your day so always be ready.
9. Know what you want
Know what’s important and delegate or even dump the unnecessary. Realize that you can have everything you want in life. However, it takes timing, the right heart, the right actions, the right passion and a willingness to risk it all. If it is not yours, it is because you really didn’t want it, need it or God prevented it.
10. You have no practical need for a man rather than for emotional support and love.
Rely on yourself. Strong and independent females are not afraid to face the world head on and tackle challenges as they come. They value themselves; body and mind, and respect and understand the gifts they have been given.
11. Don't rush into sex, respect yourself
See dating as an opportunity to evaluate different suitors, which necessitates a certain detachment and level-headedness. By putting sex on the backburner, you can also distinguish between men looking for a relationship versus those just looking for a good time. Don't rush to move quickly, don’t be pressured by anyone's impatience. Be with the right partner rather than any partner.
12. Have room for improvement
Despite your strength, confidence, and capabilities, don’t slack off and say “I’m better than everyone else.” Don’t grow complacent for the sake of improving yourself. If you don’t know certain things, don’t hesitate to ask questions and get answers. Strong women are not ashamed about still having to learn a lot of things, but this doesn’t mean that they are not willing to teach what they have learned to others. Although they are confident about what they can do, they don’t let it stop them from learning more.
13. Love, help and support
Empower yourselves by empowering others. Spread love and kindness wherever you go. Open hearts attract great opportunities and wonderful people to you!
14. Understand your own identity
Do not place your identity on something that can be taken away from you. Find out who you really are. Example: instead of saying I'm a wife say I'm an artist.
15. Learn Stillness
You can hear wisdom, truth and grow. Spend some time with yourself, your own thoughts, listen to inner voice.
16. Know how to be happy
You don't need entourage to make you feel whole. Be determined to stay happy and jovial in your everyday life. Always stay positive. Know how blessed you are and be thankful for it .
17. Stand out for yourself
Address disrespectful and offensive comments. If you hear somebody making a sexist, racist, or otherwise disrespectful comment, don't let it slide. This doesn't necessarily mean engaging in an argument. Calmly tell the person that what he or she said is not appreciated.
18. Don't be lazy
Finish when you are done, not when you are tired. Be persistent. Do what is right, not what is easy. Stay disciplined.
P.S. Being a strong woman is not about behaving like a man. Instead, it is about embracing your femininity and showing it to the world, while making sure that you take control of the things that you’re doing and get them done.
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