8 Ways To Be A Strong Independent Woman

8 ways to be a strong independent woman

Today, I was thinking about just how important it is to be a strong independent woman, and in reality how we can achieve this. Independence affords us freedom to achieve our goals and to live the lifestyle that we want. I had always assumed that it was a state of mind and that our strength and independence comes from within, but today I realized that whilst there is freedom of mind and speech – material things can make us stronger too. Here are my 8 ways to be a strong independent woman.

1. Speak Your Mind
There is something beautiful about having the confidence to express your feelings and be honest to others. In the modern world we have granted freedom of speech and we should embrace it with open arms. The first step to strength and independence comes from speaking your mind and knowing your opinions are of value.

2. Make Your Own Path
Don’t be afraid to make a splash and follow a less traditional path in life. Whatever you want in life it is important to go for it even if you are afraid or if other people are skeptical about you want to achieve. Being strong and independent means being ready to fly solo if needs must.

3. Pay Your Way
Don’t rely on someone else to fund your choices and lifestyle. Whilst there is no harm in accepting help from friends and family, do not become dependent on others for money. Get a job, have a budget and build your own savings.

4. Home Can Be A Sanctuary
Your home should be a place of refuge and contentment. Whether you live alone or with loved ones, you home should be a place of stability. If you build a strong foundation at home it will make the other areas of your life easier and happier.

5. Travel Alone
Don’t be afraid to journey alone. It’s funny because I have traveled around parts of the world as a solo traveler and yet I don’t have the confidence to drive a car or go to the cinema by myself. These are definitely things I need to work on. Wherever you are going in life make sure you have the skills and daring attitude to get there alone.

6. Social Confidence
Are you brave enough to attend a party by yourself? Could you give a speech to a group of strangers or start a new sports club alone? Some social situations can seem daunting and not fun – but don’t let that stop you. Having the confidence to face social situations head on takes guts and provides social freedom. Just like school exams, social situations can be a test – and the more you practice the better you will get.

7. Bounce Back
We all face setbacks and struggles in life or have bad days…but what sets people apart is how they bounce back to overcome their problems. Look your demons in the eye and show the world that whilst you may make mistakes in your life, you have the confidence and strength to pick yourself up and start again. Be a force to be reckoned with.

8. Look After Number One
Being a strong and independent female means taking care of yourself and making sure your own needs are met. Look after your body, your health and inner and outer beauty. By making time for yourself, you are investing in your own success and well being.

Strong and independent females are not afraid to face the world head on and tackle challenges as they come. They value themselves; body and mind, and respect and understand the gifts they have been given. In accepting who they are they are able to find inner strength and forge a pathway true to their hearts. So stand out from the crowd and don’t look back. Stop looking at everyone around you and instead look at the bright future shining in front of you.

 Are you a fearless independent warrior, unafraid to take on the world? Share in the comments section below!
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  • I soooo needed to read this! I want to be a strong independent woman but I let fear and judgement get in the way sometimes! I'm creating my own path for myself career wise and being able to tackle all of these tips is something I definitely will be doing everyday, especially speaking my mind!

    P.S Thanks for sharing this on #usbloggerchat
    Jasmine 🙂
    colorubold.blogspot.com

  • Great post, love love 😉

    http://www.suslukokona.com

  • I'm so glad you found this post inspirational Jasmine! We as women fear a lot, and worry just way too much. We take things way too personal. Sometimes we have to just let it go. We are strong and have come so far to be able to speak up, stand up for ourselves and be confident while doing it. Thank you for stopping by and taking time to leave a comment.

  • Thank you Tugba! I'm glad you loved it.

  • Love it all!!

    I think I especially love pay your own way and look after number one. It is so important to do all of them though but having financial security and independence can really help all the other areas of your life.

    xoxo
    Jessica
    Kaleidoscopes & Polka Dots

  • Thank you Jessica! I couldn't agree more with you on how important it is for a woman being financially stable and secure. It definately plays a big role in our life and we gain more confidence. A lot of women (including me!) worry and take care of others first and forget about themselves. Stress can lead to unhappiness. And who wants to deal with unhappy woman? It took me some time to realize that I need to take more "Me Time". Once I've learned how to do it, it made a big difference in my life.

  • Great post! I can't agree more with "Pay Your Own Way". A girl who earns her own money, works hard and sticks to a budget is admirable. It can be tough but you learn so much from it. Being able to look after yourself means you can make your own decisions in life.

    Cat from OutsideBeautyInsideHealth

  • Great post, and great tips. I think it's important to be independent. The less you rely on others the less you'll be let down.

    Elaine – someofmyfavouritethings.com