When it comes to celebrating all the things that make each of us a badass woman it's always fun to lean into others for some advice that fuels us to be our greatest selves. From your best girlfriends to your momma, you can get girl-powered advice from some of the finest if you just look at your circle of love, but there have been some pretty badass women throughout history that have really told us how to get it, ladies. Listen up for some of our faves and choose one (or all!) to help you feel empowered today and all of 2021. Seriously, sit back and enjoy.
Dive headfirst into things that scare the shit out of you
Seriously though, some of the scariest moments in our lives are the most awakening times for us as women. Yeah sure fear, anxiety, self-doubt and complicated emotions can get the best of us on our worst days, but don’t let those emotions outweigh the good that is ahead.
Helen Mirren once said, “My headmistress told me not to be afraid of being afraid,” and we think that sums it up pretty nicely. We think she’d for sure be a Mix It Up #bootaybabe.
Don’t be so afraid of failure that you choose not to leap. Instead, rely on your moral compass and your own intuition to guide you to your next life season… every season. Whether it's deciding on a career change, a spontaneous move across the country, an on-the-rocks relationship or even a new outfit that is out of your comfort zone, don’t be afraid of what could go wrong, instead, focus on all the things that could go right. Speaking of outfits… we think there is a lot that could go right with when you start the base layer of your wardrobe with something spicy from BB. Seriously though, stop being so scared of everything, on top of the weight of the pandemic fear, that you are not living each day to the fullest. Yeah, “the fullest” may look different now all thanks to COVID, but get in tuned with yourself and find ways to be present and face your fears- big and small.
Trust your instincts
As women we always try to see the best in people, even if they show us anything but, right? Ugh. Empathy is an amazing trait we inherently carry, but it can be so draining to our own self-love goals. If you get shady vibes about someone you just meet, or even someone you’ve known for a while, trust your gut, it hardly ever lies, babe.
Maya Angelou once said, “When someone shows you who they are, believe them the first time,” and she’s absolutely right. This is some advice that we need to manifest in our daily lives, babe! Ms. Angelou would 10/10 be a Never Thong girl don’t ya think?
Have you ever dated a guy that treated you like crap, but you still gave him the benefit of the doubt in hopes that he would change or show you otherwise? Yeah, same. Often, shitty people show us their true colors from the beginning, we just choose to view their own personal rainbow with tainted rose colored glasses. STOP IT. This year make a commitment to yourself to believe what people show you the first time, no matter what that may look like. Instead of trying to understand every facet of someone, take them as they are. Don’t force changes on them or yourself for the sake of hope. This may sound like a harsh approach, but it’s actually really freeing.
You’re a star, babe
How often do you celebrate all the things that make you amazing? Not as often as you need to is what we are guessing. It’s cool, babe, most of us are so caught up in everything that is going on right now, from WFH life to virtual date nights featuring wine + BB outfits, that we forget about shining like the stars that we are.
Robin Roberts once said, “Don’t play a supporting role in your own life,” and we are here to reply with, “100% babe.” Robin is 100% into the Always Thong with that attitude. ;)
Don’t sit back and let the world pass you by. Get up today with a new mindset, a new lease on life and a new way of loving yourself. Self-love is essential to a healthy life so do yourself a favor and pencil in some self-care on your calendar every freakin’ day… not joking. Take 30 minutes out of your day to focus on you.
Some of our favorite ways to be a star in the self-care realm are:
- Scheduling a monthly massage for you, you and you.
- Indulging in a nice soak + wine after a long week.
- Curling up on the couch with your favorite read, electronics out of sight.
- Subscribing to a monthly treat (our favorite is BB ;) )
- Ordering your favorite takeout once a week.
- Planning a mini getaway or staycation to relax and unwind.
Whatever way you choose to self-care, don’t forget the importance of playing the lead role in your own life. Take care of you, stand up for what you believe in and share your opinions and thoughts with those you care about. We believe in you and know that you deserve to shine bright, babe.