For thousands of years, women were treated as inferior to their male counterparts. Unfortunately, even in ‘enlightened’ societies, that is still true at some levels, where there is still inequality among men and women. While the unequal and unfair treatment can be traced back in history, its continuation can sometimes in part be affected by how you carry yourself as a woman.
Your habits make you the kind of person that you are, and this can affect how you are perceived and treated by all people, both male and female.
To improve yourself, and your life, there are habits that you should stop doing now, so you can be a woman that society respects and looks up to. In this article, we’ll also talk about the good habits that you should develop or continue to do.
Women should stop doing the following Bad Habits:
1. Being Silent When You Need To Speak Up
Many women still feel inferior and lack confidence. When you have strong opinions to express, don’t stop yourself from speaking up. Have your facts ready and speak with confidence and authority, knowing that you can back up what you are going to say.
2. Focusing On Insecurities
Who doesn’t want to look good? Feel pretty? Look sexy? But as a woman, it is a bad habit to keep complaining about your body and focusing on your insecurities. Stop asking your best friend if you look fat in your jeans or not. Don’t compare yourself to others, and know that each woman has a different body type.
If you can change anything that is bothering you when it comes to your physical appearance that’s within your control, then go ahead and do so. But don’t waste any more time fretting over the things you can’t change.
3. Staying In Toxic Relationships
Most women are known for being committed to their partners. However, some are overdoing it. It is possible to ‘love too much’ and it is a bad habit to stay in a relationship that’s toxic and unhealthy for you. Stop making excuses and convincing yourself that you’ve made the right decision in the first place. Have the will-power to walk out of such relationships and be assured that you’ll find someone better.
4. Keeping Up With The Jones’s
There’s always another lady who’s got more than you, or a friend who seems to have everything in life. However, it’s bad to try to keep up with the other ladies. You don’t have to have the same designer bag or the new dress or whatever is the latest trend in fashion. Not only can it hurt your wallet, but on the long-term yourself-worth will also suffer.
Now, for your own Self-improvement, these are the good Habits that Women should be Doing:
1. Practice Self-Care And Take Care Of Your Body
Women deserve respect, and you should give that respect to yourself as well. How? By taking care of your body. Exercise. Eat whole foods and drink plenty of water. Stop eating sweets, staying on the couch all day watching TV, and spending too much time on social media. Get enough sleep, and visit your gynecologist regularly because you need to keep healthy in every way.
2. Be A Money Manager – Handle Your Money Better
Some women are known for not managing their money well, especially while they are single. If you’re not careful, your bills could pile up and debt will accumulate. Make it a habit to check your credit card statements and pay your bills on time. It is a very good habit to have a budget and know where your money goes.
Stop splurging money on things you don’t need, such as on clothes that you don’t even know when you would wear. A good money habit will help you save money and prepare you well for family life.
3. Be More Organized – Don’t Multitask
Women’s minds can be a total mess at times-they have so many things to do, and they try to multi-task. However, you only end up doing less, and not as well. A good habit to practice is being more organized with many things in your life. Set a routine, plan your activities, set your goals, and know your priorities.
4. Let Go Of Things You Can’t Control
Most women worry a lot, beat themselves up for their mistakes, and stress over more than they should. These won’t get you anywhere good. So, let go of the things you have no control over and focus on what really matters. Keep a positive mindset and take baby steps towards your bigger aspirations.
Society may have set various standards of what makes a woman, but you don’t have to follow them. It is what you repeatedly do that will define who you are as a woman. If you haven’t been paying attention to your daily actions, start with the list above of the good and the bad habits that you should know about.
Don’t forget to share this bad habits list with your loved ones and friends and give others the encouragement and tools to battle their own bad habits!
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