Hey lovely women out there!! Yet again, we’re celebrating International Women’s Day! On this special day, we get to honor women all over the world for simply being AMAZING. It’s incredible how much power and potential women possess; men have nothing on us.
So today, as we applaud how far we’ve come in terms of women’s rights, and look ahead at how we can improve in the future, here is an exclusive article from INfleur on how to be your own SUPERWOMAN…
As women, we don’t need to strive to be superwomen, it’s inbuilt! We have the strength to be whoever we want to be. Typically, a superwoman is a woman with exceptional physical or mental ability, especially one who successfully manages a home, brings up children, and has a full-time job. Such a woman is ideal… and that means all women are! So starting today, it’s time to feel like a real-life Superwoman. These are five top tips:
1. Positivity: A positive perspective on life is healthy.
Stop doubting yourself! This is the number one key to failure as a woman. Try to stay optimistic all the time. Some people can’t help but see everything from a positive perspective. Whatever is thrown at them, they seem to handle themselves in an ‘I-can-do-this-and-won’t-let-it-get-me-down’ upbeat sort of manner. Build up your courage daily just make sure you go past all negativity. If you can identify negative people or things in your life, do well to weed them out!
Remember: Negative people, places, and things are draining and you will do better without them.
2. Embrace change: The only thing constant in life is change.
The popular Irish proverb sums it up- ‘A woman is like a tea bag – you never know how strong she is until she gets in hot water’. In life, there’s always going to be ‘hot water’. However, the way we approach these hot waters is what matters. Change, though can be good, often tends to mean ‘the bad’. So just like the previous point, stay positive in times of change. Do not run away from change, meet it with open arms. Confront your feelings and ask for support if you need it. Support is essential. Just like Fiona Roche said, “you don’t need to know the answers to everything, but you do need to know where to get the answers”. So it’s okay to ask for help. If you face changes at work or in your family, stand your grounds like the superwoman you are. It is okay to react or over-react, at first. But make efforts to adjust in situations; be it with your job, your kids or your partner. Never give up!
Remember: The best things in life come out of change, often times even the changes that are unwanted.
Change often helps us and when you adapt, you become even more super.
3. Manage your time wisely: Plan ahead of time and have some ‘me-time’ always.
Now being a superwoman means you have a whole lot to do with very limited time. Therefore, it is only smart to plan ahead so you don’t waste time. Planning your time will allow you to prioritize what is most important, and it also helps you to make the most use of your time. Failure to do this means you will find yourself doing things that don’t matter, and then not having enough time for the things that matter the most. So try sitting down on Sunday to prepare for the week ahead, hour by hour. Write it down in your phone, or in your calendar so you can keep track of what you should be doing. Be sure to delegate certain tasks to others, in order to create more time for yourself. Set time aside, say, 30 minutes each day to indulge in self-care. Remember you cannot pour out of an empty well. You won’t be useful to your family, spouse, customers, or employer if you do not find time to recharge. This time should only be spent doing the things that benefit you and your well-being.
4. Learn how to say no: “No” is a Complete Sentence
Being a superwoman means you are able to say no when it’s fit to. Are you a chronic over-committer? Are you always saying yes as you are afraid to hurt people’s feelings by saying no? Love yourself enough to know when you need to say no. Recognize when you have too much on your plate and you have to give something up. Rather than saying yes to everything, prioritize which things are the most important for you and which are not. Anything that does not fall into the “important” category should be heavily reconsidered.
Saying no is necessary. Nay, it’s lifesaving.
5. Show love and stay sexy 😉
This is the final tip and probably the most important one. The ability to love the things and people around you is a marvelous thing and some people seem to have a very large capacity for love and care. It feels good to be loved so show love too. Learn to also to love yourself too. You will be surprised how super you feel when you accept and love yourself unconditionally. Additionally, keep yourself young and sexy always. Look classy but also act sexy! Of course, low cut dresses, short skirts or tight pants might have a part to play, but clothes alone can’t make you sexy if you’re not. It’s mostly about having the confidence to walk tall and look people straight in the eye. Look at people during a conversation- chances are you are confident about what you are going to say. If you feel good about yourself, you will definitely feel confident about your appearance.
If you feel good about yourself, chances are you will feel confident about your appearance.