Five Things that Matter if you are a Woman
1. Individuality: Voice your opinion
Remember you have a mind and voice of your own. Have a say when you feel its necessary to voice your opinion. While a little compromise never hurts, it is important not to do so at the cost of losing your self-respect.
2. Money Matters: Be financially independent
Do not depend on your parents/spouse to fulfill your materialistic dreams, it is more fulfilling to go out and live your dreams on your own and the sense of accomplishments that comes with it is incredible.
3. Remind yourself to Love and Respect You
Being a woman dictates you be a certain way and I have felt the need to be acknowledged and loved and sometimes need of approval for my actions from family and friends. Dependence is good, ask for advice, learn from other's experience but don't be afraid to go out make mistakes or of being judged. Love yourself and learn to be fine without being always right/happy/successful. Others' opinions about you should not affect the way you feel about yourself. Be open to criticism, with time it will help you take praise and disapproval alike.
4. Take Time out for Friends and family
It is important to have a support system, it could be your siblings or closest friends and colleagues. That helps you gain control of your life when you are losing it for some reason. Never let just one person have the power to make or break you. A lot of times relationships can go wrong and at times like these, you need your support system to get back on your feet.
5. Reinvent Yourself: Keep Learning New Things
Keep learning new things or more about what you are good at, learning is therapeutic and helps you reinvent yourself as life goes by. In my experience, you never know what you are capable of unless you try learning something new. Learn how to stay fit, stay focused, multitask, and you will feel alive and care less about what can otherwise bother you. Live one day at a time don't overwhelm yourself, learn at your own pace and life will surprise you time and again!