In a society that often tells women they are weak, it can be hard to maintain a sense of strength. However, being strong is not about lifting weights or being unemotional. It’s about being authentic to yourself, and it’s something that anyone can cultivate within themselves.
Here are 10 ways to become a strong woman.
Speak your mind.
It’s ok to be an opinionated woman! The world needs strong women who are not afraid to speak their minds, so let your voice be heard.
Don’t apologize for being exactly who you are. Being a strong woman means embracing yourself, warts and all. There is no need to apologize for how you lead your life.
Don’t be afraid to stand up for yourself or speak up for what you believe in. Whether you’re sharing ideas at work, speaking out against injustice, or giving your opinion, know that your voice matters, and don’t be afraid to use it.
Women are often taught that the worst thing they can do is to speak their minds or let people know where they stand. Throughout history, strong women have been punished or even killed for being outspoken, and that’s a fate we don’t want to see happening to any woman today. But at the same time, it’s essential for women to know their value and not let themselves be silenced.
Don’t be afraid to be different.
Being a strong woman can sometimes mean going against the grain. When everyone else is wearing heels, you wear sneakers. When all the women in your office are dressing in pencil skirts and blouses, you choose the comfort of a t-shirt. When everyone else is afraid to break the rules, you go out and do something that matters to you.
By being yourself, you’ll let the world know that you don’t need to fit a specific mold to have worth. Don’t apologize for being different, and don’t be afraid to proudly step out of the box society has put you in.
Be confident in yourself.
A strong woman knows her own value, and she doesn’t need others to validate that for her. She trusts herself and is not easily manipulated or pushed around. She knows that her opinion matters and that she doesn’t need anyone’s approval to accomplish what she wants to in life.
You know that you alone determine worth and that confidence in yourself is invaluable, don’t let others’ opinions define you but instead take charge of your own life. You are capable of anything you set your mind to.
A strong woman has high self-esteem, and she knows that she only limits herself by thinking less of herself. She sets her mind to big goals and pursues them relentlessly; she is never derailed by self-doubt.
At the same time, a woman is not cocky or arrogant, and she doesn’t brag or speak in an overly-dramatic way. She’s simply aware of her strengths and what she has to offer.
Don’t put yourself down or doubt your abilities.
You might make a mistake, and you don’t always know the correct answer, but that’s ok. Admitting your flaws is part of being human, and we all make mistakes.
But instead of thinking things like “I’m bad at this” or “I can’t do it,” turn those phrases around into something positive: “I’ll get better at this with practice” or “I can do it, I just need to figure out the steps.”
It’s easy to feel intimidated by the strength of others, but remember that everyone starts out at the beginning. You don’t need to put yourself down to make other women feel better. Instead, be confident in yourself and your abilities, and listen to what others have to say instead of doubting yourself.
A strong woman knows what she deserves and is not afraid to ask for it. If you don’t know your worth, then no one else will.
You don’t need to put up with anyone who degrades or mistreats you, and you shouldn’t compromise your values to be in a relationship with someone. You should feel comfortable and safe in your own home, and you shouldn’t have to ask for respect from others.
If someone mistreats you, don’t be afraid to let them go. Your self-respect is more important than any relationship.
A strong woman has high standards for herself and expects others to have the same respect for her. She values her time and energy, so she avoids wasting it on people who do not have integrity or treat her with respect.
You have to be careful about the words you use to describe others because you understand that other women are important too. You don’t need to tear other women down to feel better about who you are but instead build other women up, knowing that each of us brings a unique element to the table.
Start living a healthy lifestyle.
A healthy body and a healthy mind go hand in hand. Putting your mental health as a priority is just as important as caring for your physical well-being.
You know that your body is a temple and that it deserves to be taken care of, so you have stopped putting junk into it, whether that’s junk food or toxic people. You know that your physical health affects your mental health, so you are well-informed on good habits and know how to maintain them.
A strong woman takes care of her body because she wants to live life as fully as possible and knows that she deserves respect and does not settle for less. She remains confident!
Strong women know that taking care of their minds and bodies is part of being a good role model for others. Look after your health by eating clean foods and getting regular exercise. Make sure you get enough sleep so that you have the energy to get through your busy day.
It’s hard not to smile when you feel good about how you look and are filled with energy. A strong woman brings happiness into her own life by being healthy on the inside and out!
Take the time to cultivate your talents.
A strong woman constantly learns new things and builds on her existing skills. She knows that it’s never too late to learn something new, and she welcomes new experiences. She enjoys life by doing what she’s good at, and she strives to get better with each passing day.
You take the time to do what you’re passionate about and nurture your talents. You take dance classes or learn how to play guitar, and you enjoy doing the things you love because it makes life richer!
A strong woman is well-rounded and knows how to learn. She invests her time in something she’s passionate about, like painting or sculpting. You might even find her skydiving or mountain climbing!
Whether it’s learning a new language, programming a new videogame, cooking a delicious meal, playing the guitar, knitting a sweater, or writing your thoughts into poems and stories, don’t let your interests go untrained. Strong women have goals that they work towards every day and continuously hone their craft to be as good as they possibly can in every area of their lives.
Be aware of your surroundings.
A strong woman has the confidence to stand up for herself and others. She knows how to listen to her gut instincts, trust her inner wisdom, and make her voice heard.
Don’t let the negativity of others affect you or make you feel small. Instead, speak up confidently when something is wrong and you sense that something is out-of-place.
A strong woman isn’t afraid to ask for what she wants, whether it’s a raise at work or a new opportunity. She also knows when it’s time to say goodbye, whether the relationship is romantic or professional, and she’s firm when it’s time to walk away from a situation that isn’t working.
You have to protect yourself. You know that there are predators who would love to take advantage, so stay alert and make sure not to leave yourself vulnerable.
Take risks and live your life on your terms.
Don’t let others pressure you into making a decision that isn’t what you really want. A strong woman knows what she wants and makes tough decisions to ensure her success.
A strong woman isn’t afraid to go after what she wants, whether it’s a new job or an adventure abroad. She takes risks and isn’t afraid to put herself out there.
A strong woman knows that nobody is perfect, not even her. She also knows that there are areas in her life where she can improve and is always working towards self-improvement. She isn’t afraid to ask for help when she needs it, and she never stops growing.
Life is short, and it’s up to you to make the most of it. Don’t spend all your time following trends or doing what everyone else says – be yourself instead! A strong woman lives her own life on her own terms, not allowing herself to get pushed around by anyone else.
Value your independence.
Strong women can stand on their own two feet and lift themselves up when they’ve fallen down. They aren’t afraid to ask for help, but they’re self-sufficient and don’t rely on anyone to complete their lives.
Don’t be afraid to ask for help when you need it, but also know that you can handle anything independently.
A strong woman knows how to rely on herself and doesn’t depend on someone else to make her happy. She can stand alone and doesn’t need a man or anyone else to complete her.
A strong woman doesn’t need a man to protect her or tell her what she can and cannot do. She goes after what she wants and knows that men aren’t crucial in her life; she doesn’t need one to complete her life and will never settle for anything less than what she needs.
While these ten points might seem like a lot, they are all things that any woman can work on to become stronger. And remember, there is no right way to be a strong woman – just find what works for you and go with it! What do you think are the most important traits of a strong woman? Let us know in the comments below.
Brenda Tillman is a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Practitioner, a dedicated mom blogger, and a life enthusiast. She also has completed courses on Parenting Skills, Learning, and Education. She is married and is the proud mother of a boy and two girls. She loves being with her family and pets. She has been blogging for over five years now and enjoys sharing her thoughts on parenting, relationships, health & fitness as well as other topics that come up in life.