For every woman, life can often be a juggling act. Between our relationships, careers, and family lives, it's not surprising that we often feel overwhelmed or burnt out. Women are often expected to be strong, resilient, and independent. That said, these expectations can make it difficult for us to ask for help when we really need it.
But it doesn't have to be this way!
By understanding the importance of resilience in our lives as women – and learning how to cultivate this – we can become happier and healthier in all aspects of our lives.
Here are some tips on how you can increase your resilience and become an even stronger version of yourself.
Set Boundaries and Take Time for Yourself
One of the most important things you can do to increase your resilience is to set boundaries and take time for yourself. So carving out time in your day or week just for you. Maybe reading a book, going for a walk or run, or simply taking a few moments of silence.
Setting clear boundaries with others will also help you protect your emotional energy and prevent burnout. Remember that it's ok to say no sometimes!
Reach Out To Others For Support
Some of us see asking for help as a sign of weakness. Instead, it shows strength in recognising when you need assistance from someone else.
It’s important to have people who understand what you're going through and who will support you during difficult times—so don't be afraid to reach out when needed!
This could be in the form of talking with friends or family members, co-workers or seeking professional assistance from therapists if necessary.
Focus On What You Can Control
It's easy to get caught up in worrying about things that are out of our control—but this won't do us any good! In fact, this feeds the ‘negativity committee’ that likes to hold its meetings in your mind and conjure up all sorts of negative thoughts to play on loop!
Instead, focus on the things that are within your power; things that you can do to take the small steps forward - you can also try breaking down big projects into smaller tasks so they don't seem overwhelming.
Also, remember that vulnerability isn’t always a bad thing—sometimes admitting how hard something is can be the first step towards building resilience!
There is no doubt that we live in a changed world. Our own personal worlds have changed for all of us in some way throughout the last few years. This is difficult for some to not only accept but to embrace. Embracing changes in our lives can be difficult, but with every hurdle comes the opportunity to strengthen and grow. By facing change head-on, accepting it, and ultimately embracing it - you can discover your own unique strength, that otherwise may have remained hidden!
Ultimately, building resilience takes time but is worth the effort!
Remember that setting boundaries, taking time for yourself, reaching out to others for support, focusing on what you can control, and embracing change, are all key steps toward becoming the strong woman you want to be. With effort and dedication, anyone can boost their resilience—one step at a time!