Every person has times of strength and weakness. Sometimes, it’s impossible not to give in to self-doubt and forget to trust yourself. However, any strong woman will have seven rules to live by, which get them through the hard times as well as the good. A strong woman is never limited or held back, and she’ll always come out on top in the end. But what rules does a strong woman live by?
Rule 1: Always love yourself, no matter what
When others doubt your abilities, you trust yourself to get you through. When you make a mistake, you don’t beat yourself down for it. You understand that sometimes, you’ll do things you shouldn’t, but you learn to forgive and forget like you would with anyone else.
Rule 2: Rely on yourself, not on others
You only put your trust in a few people, and when it comes to the most critical decisions, you know the only one you can trust completely is yourself. You don’t need anyone else telling you what to do because you have all the answers you need in your head. You support yourself financially, mentally and physically, and you don’t need anyone to help you with that.
Rule 3: Trust your instincts
You’re your own best friend. You know yourself so well that you always know how to do what’s best for your wellbeing. You listen to what your mind and heart are telling you, and make informed decisions rather than rushing into anything rash.
Rule 4: Be kind, even when you don’t feel like it
On some days, grumpiness takes over, and the last thing you feel like doing is being nice to people you don’t get along with. However, a strong woman always remains calm and collected. She is still considerate of other people’s feelings, even when she is angry on the inside. She will also go out of her way to be more helpful to people she isn’t fond of because she understands that nothing is gained from petty behavior.
Rule 5: Support your loved ones without conditions
You should never put a limit on supporting someone who is in pain. As a strong woman, you always go out of your way to look after the people you care about, especially when you know you’re stronger than them. You lend a hand, and with it, you lend your power to help somebody heal.
Rule 6: Don’t hold back essential emotions
You’re not afraid to cry. You know that crying isn’t a sign of weakness – it’s a sign that you’re strong enough to break down and then put yourself back together. Everyone has a down day sometimes, and you take them in your stride. You conquer each problematic emotion and then leave it behind you.
Rule 7: Believe you can do anything when you put your mind to it
You know that as a strong woman, nothing can hold you back from getting what you want. You’ll never give up because it’s not in your nature. You’re a fighter, a courageous woman and you’re full of ambition. When someone tells you to stop, it only makes you go faster. You can do anything, and so you plan to.
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About the Author: Hayley Anderton is a Creative Writing graduate from Liverpool. She’s a freelance writer and the self-published novelist of the LGBT YA book, Double Bluff. She doesn’t go anywhere without a notepad and has been writing ever since she can remember. Her other interests include baking, talking about politics and feminism, and snuggling up with her cat. She has dreams of traveling the world with her best friends, and of being a well-known author someday.