As women, we play a lot of roles- a wife, a mother, a daughter, a daughter in law, a sister, an employer, an employee and a friend. Juggling between these roles and living in a society that is highly opinionated, we all have had phases when we felt lost, frustrated and unstable. While it is natural to be flustered in adverse circumstances, there are some habits that allow some women to counter adversities and come back stronger. Let us have a look at these habits and see how many can you identify with.
- They make themselves a priority
Most women tend to neglect themselves for the sake of their kids, husband and in-laws. In this process, they miss out on their social life and end up compromising their health and fitness regimes. Emotionally strong women make themselves a priority and take frequent ‘me-time’ breaks. They pamper themselves with fitness and beauty rituals, go out for movies with their girl gang and pursue their hobbies. When was the last time you took a break for yourself?
- They know when to say no
Indian society often burdens women with the responsibility of raising a child, managing the household and taking care of the family. While you should not neglect the needs of your kids and family, you should know when it gets too much for you to handle. Whenever you feel you are overloaded with responsibilities, you should refuse any additional task and ask for help.
- They don’t dig out past events
Scratching a wound will only make it worse, isn’t it? Then what is the point of thinking about past events that hurt you? Emotionally strong women know that past is gone and they don’t dig it. Did somebody hurt you? There is no use thinking about that person and what he/ she did to you. If you stay stuck in the past, you will never be able to move forward, and eventually end up lonely.
- They admit their mistakes and don’t repeat them
Let’s face it- there is no one in the world who hasn’t made mistakes. Women who are balanced and emotionally strong have a very different way to address their mistakes. When they know that they have made a mistake, they own it up and never repeat it. This is how they evolve as a person and improve their personal and professional associations.
- They don’t waste time
You might not realize that there are a lot of ways in which our time is wasted every day. Gossiping about others and spending too much time on online social platforms are just two of these. Emotionally strong women make the best use of their time and don’t fill up their head with gossip. They learn new skills whenever they have the time, take their kids out for new activities and invest time and money on things that enrich them as a person.
- They identify toxic people and stay away from them
There are many people in our life who only bring us down by their words and their actions. Emotionally strong women are able to identify such toxic people who drain their energy and make efforts to avoid them. If it is not possible to completely cut-off such people from their life, such women make efforts not to get affected by their words and actions.
Can you think of some other habits that make a woman emotionally strong? Share it with us.
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Other than my formal training in life-sciences (in which I did my PhD), I am actively involved in following my passion for writing and crafts. When I am not spending time with my toddler, I read a lot and write on different topics as blogs, newspaper articles, short stories and poems. My articles are regularly published on a lot of online platforms. I love to explore different cultures and my writing reflects my opinion.