Women empowerment raised the standard of who women are. But, it served as a double-edged sword. People saw women for the powerful beings that they are, who are capable of wearing many hats. As such, it also brought down many expectations upon them. Women worked double hard and forgot to care most for who is most important- herself. What habits can help a woman show some self-love?
She Works in Little Upgrades to Her Life
A woman who practices self-love knows how to incorporate upgrades in her life. She would not think twice about getting dental implants if her teeth affect her confidence. This is because the value of such an upgrade goes beyond the aesthetic. She might feel uncomfortable entertaining guests with chipped dinnerware. Thus, she would have no qualms about getting a new set for her to be more at ease at inviting friends over.
She does not define her worth with frivolous or expensive things. But, she does not deprive herself of things that will add more substance to her personality and life. An empowered woman does not have to make excuses or feel apologetic for little upgrades. She owns them and uses them well.
She Optimizes Her Strength
A successful woman knows herself well. She does not deny her weaknesses but does not dwell on them. She does not fall into a self-pity party or any comparison game. Instead, she looks deep within herself for strengths.
A woman who is aware of both her limitations and potentials can better grasp how to navigate her life. For example, instead of running in circles with her time, she schedules well. She is mindful of when are her best hours and puts the most important activities there. Thus, making her feel in control of her day. Blaming circumstances or tagging the day as a bad one is not her style. Instead, she plays to her strengths to create a day she can be proud of.
She Makes Time for Self-Care
For most, self-care invokes images of bubble baths and spa treatments. These are part of the package, but not the entire meaning of the term. A woman who knows how to practice self-love does not need to wait when she is near breaking point. Self-care for her is a routine and a lifestyle.
Self-care habits involve more of healthy ones. Examples are making sure she eats well, has a sound sleep, and regular exercise. These things ensure that bubble baths and spa treatments come as a treat, not as a way to maintain her sanity.
She Avoids Toxicity
Above taking care of the physical body, self-love is more of guarding the mind and emotion. Awareness of toxic people and toxic patterns helps to simplify life. An empowered woman is not afraid to say no. She spots people and circumstances that could drain her of her energy and happiness. Then, she takes none of it.
A successful woman also is introspective. She recognizes self-defeating thoughts and knows how to cut them in the roots. She would have no time for drama, even if it were something brought upon by herself.
She Nourishes Her Connection with Others
Self-love is not about focusing on oneself alone. It is about growth and happiness. One of the surest ways to achieve this is to foster healthy relationships. An empowered woman takes care of her connections. She schedules time for her family and friends. Also, she finds ways to grow her professional network.
Being successful and empowered does not have to be exhausting. Learning how to practice a good douse of self-love will help any woman be on top of her game.