If you are seeking for the answer on how to be a strong woman, you’ve come to the right site. Women are strong and independent creatures. But we can act sensitively at times and find ourselves constantly apologizing.
It usually happens because of pressure from family, friends, and colleagues. However, strong women just have a certain vibe about them, and extra confidence and assertiveness wherever they do and go. They never say sorry for being women and just being themselves. So, If you want to be a strong woman, then you need to stop saying sorry for certain things.
Here are fifteen things a strong woman should never apologize for. Read on!
Spoiler Alert: If you are not a fan of reading then there is a video at the end of this article that covers this topic.
1. For refusing someone
A strong woman never feels the need to always say yes to everyone. You have all the right to withdraw without feeling guilty. You may feel bad after refusing a relative or a friend but think about why you’re refusing. Your feasibility and time should be your number one priority. It should be ‘YOU’ who should be the center of your life, not others.
2. For portraying feelings
Find yourself getting teary-eyed after watching a movie at the cinema? Well, don’t hold back the tears! Want to jump and shout when you feel excited? Well, do it! Do not suppress your emotions for fear of how people might react.
All of us have emotions, and a strong woman never apologizes if she wants to portray these emotions. Take ownership of yourself and your emotions and feelings and be proud of them.
3. For choosing whether to wear makeup
Yes, you heard it! A strong woman never apologizes for her makeup. It is entirely up to you whether you want to apply makeup. Prioritize your likes and dislikes.
Don’t worry about how people might call you simple if you keep your face makeup-free. Or how people might call you out for wearing ‘too much’ makeup. These decisions are your decisions and no one has the right to influence you.
4. For your lifestyle
Always listen to your heart and don’t let others dictate your life. Choose your career path. Marry when you feel ready for it, and not due to pressure from society. Give yourself a break and have fun every once in a while. Pursue your hobby if you want. Live your life to the fullest!
5. For your dressing style
There will always be people out there who are ready to comment on your clothes. But remember, everyone has a different taste. Wear what you want according to your likes and level of comfort. Again, it is you who is supposed to make these decisions and as women, you should never apologize for it.
6. For being independent
For being independent, a strong woman never apologizes. Congratulations to all the financially and emotionally independent women out there! Being independent is something to celebrate, and not to apologize for. Consider it like a pro instead of a con and be proud of it.
7. For doing ‘manly’ things
Do you like to ride bikes? Or are you a fan of the martial arts? Well, if you do, then the chances are high that you have heard that these are not for a lady. Activities are not for a specific gender, but society has made them so. Remember not to give up something just because it’s considered ‘manly’ and in fear of receiving criticism.
8. For being too ‘girly’
Again, these are standards set by society. But even then, you are a girl and why should you apologize for being ‘girly’? Have a bright pink dress that you love? Wear it and flaunt it! Love going to tea parties? Well then go! Remember that you are an independent woman and you get to choose what to do.
9. For your body-shape
For body shape, a strong woman never apologizes to anyone or even to her own self. Women are mostly scrutinized for their weight and are called ‘too thin’ or ‘too chubby.’ As long as you feel right about your weight and are comfortable in your skin, you do not need to listen to these people.
But do take care that your weight shouldn’t hurt your health. If you decide to bring some changes in your lifestyle, it should be because you want to and not because of societal pressure.
10. For taking a break
Everyone needs a break from their hectic lifestyles, including strong women. Whether you’re a student, a working woman, or a mom, always take time out and pamper yourself. Go to a spa or maybe relax in a park, whatever soothes and calms your nerves.
11. For staying true to your beliefs
If we believe in something, we should always stand by it. Don’t be fearful of what people would say. And never apologize for staying firm. The more you practice it, the more you will feel strong and independent. Remember, this is one of the steps to become an independent woman.
12. For having a different viewpoint
It’s okay not to enjoy the latest viral show that everyone loves or follow current fashion trends. Don’t be afraid of not conforming to the crowd. Be an independent woman, be a strong woman and be your self true.
13. For requiring help
A strong woman never apologizes for asking help. No one is superhuman as we all need help at times. Don’t shy away from asking, and rather than apologizing, appreciate the other person for their efforts.
14. For feeling pleased with your accomplishments
Achievements are not categorized by how big they are. So, don’t apologize even when you feel right about your small successes. They could be learning how to drive or even cooking your first meal. Remember, you worked for it and achieved success. So why shouldn’t you feel proud of it?
15. For not knowing things
It is not possible for us to know everything. It’s by sharing the knowledge that we learn. So, the next time you find yourself uninformed about a topic, don’t apologize. There are many things that you know, and others do not.
So, all the ladies out there, please do realize that you don’t need to apologize for these things. Be yourself, prioritize yourself, enjoy life and most importantly be strong women. More power to you!