Lesson for Women (The Ultimate Guide + Image Quotes)

Growing up is difficult. I recall sitting in my college dorm and realizing that I needed to go to the store to buy toothpaste and toilet paper. When I lived with my parents, it seemed as if these and other household items magically repopulated themselves. I had no idea that buying toiletries would be the least of my worries in the coming years.

As women, we face unique challenges in life. We are fortunate to be surrounded by incredible examples of successful and thriving women, but it is all too easy to let the inspiration from these women dwindle. Do not allow this to happen to you. Let go of your fear and venture out to try something new.

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Find something that excites or even scares you as you read through this list of life lessons for women, and then go for it!

1. You Must Be Your Own Adviser

“Unlike our male counterparts, young women generally have too few people in our spheres who will advocate for us.” – Shelly Porges, Cartier Women's Initiative Awards

You should know what you want, what you don't want, and what you need in your career, romantic relationships, friendships, and personal life. Prepare to fight for what you require. Draw a line in the sand as to how far you're willing to compromise on what you want and don't want.

For example, it's easy to become frustrated and angry when women earn 78 cents for every dollar earned by men. But when was the last time you asked for a raise or even bargained for a higher starting salary? Advocating for yourself can sometimes entail having an awkward conversation or dealing with conflict. Put on your big girl pants and do what you need to do to be your own advocate.

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After all, who will fight for you if you don't?

2. You Must Adopt a Healthy Lifestyle

“It is our duty to keep our bodies in good health; otherwise, we will not be able to keep our minds strong and clear.” – The Buddha

You only have one body and one mind; it's time to start caring for them. Developing healthy habits now will not only benefit your current life, but will also serve as an investment in your future.

Start drinking more responsibly, washing your face every night, moisturizing every day, applying sunscreen before leaving the house, getting enough sleep every night, reading a book before bed instead of scrolling through social media, or enrolling in a class that interests you a few times a year. Find any way you can to reduce stress and increase happiness in your daily life. This list may seem daunting, but if you focus on one small habit for a month, you'll be surprised at how simple it is to incorporate new habits.

Remember, when setting goals, it's critical to strike a balance between improving your physical and mental well-being.

3. It's Possible to Be Both Assertive and Feminine

“We still regard a powerful man as a natural leader and a powerful woman as an outlier.” Margaret Atwood's

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It's all too easy to believe that you can be either assertive or feminine. These two characteristics aren't mutually exclusive! Define femininity for yourself and don't be afraid to incorporate those manifestations into every aspect of your life. Just because you're a boss doesn't mean you can't be feminine, and just because you're in a relationship doesn't mean you can't be assertive. This balance can be difficult for women to achieve.

It takes time to achieve this balance, but being aware of the changes you can make will ensure that you are authentic in all of your interactions.

4. Gossip Isn't Beneficial to Anyone

“Great minds think about ideas. Events are discussed by ordinary people. Small minds debate people.” Eleanor Roosevelt is a former First Lady of the United States.

We're all in this together, ladies. Gossiping is a difficult habit to break, but STOP! Fill your life with enough meaning that you don't need to talk about other people's lives to keep yourself entertained. There is already enough gossip about women in our world. Be the type of woman who chooses to build up rather than tear down other women. Although this means you won't be able to participate in some conversations (and may even feel left out), being known as a woman who helps other women is far more beneficial in the long run.

Karma will carry out her responsibilities.

5. Having the Courage to Ask for Help

“You are never strong enough to not require assistance.” Cesar Chavez was a revolutionary who fought for the rights of the working class.

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We all require a little assistance from time to time. Asking for help should not become habitual, but it is important to recognize when it is required. Don't be afraid to ask for assistance if you require it!

6. Life Continues

“In the end, everything will be fine. If it isn't okay, it isn't the end.” – Sir John Lennon

Life can be overwhelming at times. It is critical to maintain perspective during these trying times. Whether you are confronted with an insurmountable task, overwhelming grief, an impossible decision, or a terrifying future, it is critical to remember that life goes on. Struggle is a necessary part of the journey. As difficult as these parts of the journey are, they must be accepted.

Accepting the difficult times will allow you to enjoy the good times more.

7. Self-Sufficiency Is Required

“We gain strength, courage, and confidence with each experience in which we truly stop to face fear in the face…we must do that which we believe we cannot.” Eleanor Roosevelt is a former First Lady of the United States.

The self-assurance that comes from being self-sufficient will see you through the most difficult period of your life. It's tempting to rely on your parents to look after you until you find a partner. But, even if this is a viable option in your situation, don't do it!

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It is priceless to know that you can care for yourself. When you support yourself, you'll notice that you're more frugal with your money. Rather than renewing your car insurance automatically, you may want to shop around. It might be time to start purchasing some of your makeup from a drugstore. And planning a staycation may be more appealing than planning an elaborate vacation.

Examine your current financial situation, look for any dependencies, and do everything you can to begin ensuring your self-sufficiency. Emotional self-sufficiency is just as important as financial self-sufficiency. If you believe you need a partner to be happy, take a step back and consider how you can become more self-sufficient. This does not necessarily imply that you should end your relationship with your current partner, but rather that you should take small steps to establish habits that will give you the confidence you need to thrive on your own.

8. You Won't Be Able to Please Everyone

“Let me listen to myself rather than to them.” Gertrude Stein was a writer who lived in the early 1900s.

As women, we have a tendency to try to please everyone. People will be angry with you at times, and that's okay. Trying to please everyone is exhausting and frequently results in poor results. Trying to please everyone almost always results in making a lot more people unhappy. Mastering the art of saying ‘no' tactfully, being honest with others about how you feel, and understanding that uncomfortable conversations are necessary are all important skills to have.

Learning early on that you cannot please everyone will save you a lot of stress later on.

9. Self-Compassion Is Priceless

“Too many people place too much value on what they are not and too little value on what they are.” – Forbes, Malcolm.

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Be gentle with yourself. Don't put yourself in the same category as other women. Try not to be too hard on yourself. Do your best and accept that as sufficient.

If that isn't enough for someone, it may be time to cut that person out of your inner circle. The power of positive thinking will transform your life!

10. It Takes Time to Form Friendships

“There is nothing I would not do for true friends. I have no intention of loving people half-heartedly; it is not in my nature.” Jane Austen's

Making and maintaining friendships requires effort and time. It's easy to be a good friend when it's convenient, but it's much more difficult when it's not. Invest in a group of friends you want to hang out with for a long time. Make time to catch up with them, remember their birthdays, and be available to them when they require assistance. Social ties have been shown to increase happiness levels, and having people you can rely on is well worth the effort.

It's common for women to have girlfriends when they're single and then forget about them once they're in a relationship. Despite the fact that your new relationship may take up a lot of your time, make sure you continue to reach out to your friends and keep those social ties strong.

11. Mother Always Knows Best

“A mother is not someone to lean on; she is someone who makes leaning unnecessary.” Dorothy Canfield Fisher is an American author and philanthropist.

If it's your mother or a “mom-like” figure in your life, pay attention when they speak. It's all too easy to believe that we “know better” and that older women “just don't get it.” Although they may not understand every aspect of your problem, their advice is worth considering. If you choose to ignore their advice, you will most likely discover the hard way that they were correct.

Even if you don't understand, it's important to listen to and follow your mother's advice. More than likely, you'll be glad you did.

12. Obsessing over men won't get you anywhere

Create a life you enjoy, and you will be able to attract long-term partners into it. I know it's much easier said than done, but it will be SO worth it. If you are constantly evolving and becoming a better version of yourself, your chances of attracting a better version of a potential partner will increase.

Investing time and energy in a future partner obsession is a total waste of time – avoid it like the plague!

13. You Will Make Mistakes

“If you're not making mistakes, you're not doing anything.” I'm certain that a doer makes mistakes.” – John Wooden

Making mistakes is one of the most effective ways to learn. Focusing on and striving for perfection will lead to heartbreak and frustration. Do your best and be kind to yourself if you make a mistake. When you make a mistake, be willing to admit it and apologize if necessary. Don't over-apologize; instead, take action.

Do what you need to do to resolve the situation and move on!

14. It Aids in Stress Reduction “Nothing is miserable unless you think it is, and nothing brings happiness unless you are content with it.” Boethius

Do you stay up at night worrying about things over which you have no control? Are you concerned about potential future problems? Stress and worry are necessary survival skills, but they are frequently abused in today's world. If you are constantly stressed or worried, your body may exhibit negative symptoms. These symptoms will quickly become extremely problematic and will lead to other health issues in the future.

Now is the time to start learning how to manage your stress. To ensure that you can let go of unnecessary stress, you may need to see a therapist, take some time for yourself, or begin participating in stress-relieving practices. It is a lifelong endeavor.

We're All in This Together, 15th

“Every woman's success serves as an inspiration to the next.” Dianve Von Furtsenburg is a model.

We are our own harshest critics, ladies. Stop bringing up your coworker's attire. Stop dismissing other women in order to gain an advantage. Begin encouraging one another, become a positive influence in the lives of other women, and recognize that we are all in this together. Remember, the more successful women there are, the better off we all are.

Take these lessons one at a time and practice incorporating them into your daily life. Slowly but steadily, you will notice a positive difference.

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