Tomorrow is International Women’s Day across the globe, a chance to really celebrate everything it is to be female and empowered. A few different blog post ideas crossed my mind, but the one that seemed to stick and be most relevant was to share with you the things I would say to a much younger Hannah to help her on her quest to greatness and goddessyness. Most of these aren’t gender specific and if you’re a guy reading this wanting to embrace his inner god then welcome and enjoy, but these next 5 tips are things I have learnt along the way that should enable you to become the best and most empowered you you have ever been and to ignite your inner goddess. So without further ado, let’s go!
1. Love Yourself
Seems simple and it’s very on-trend right now, but self love, self acceptance and self compassion are paramount to you becoming the goddess you truly are. If you don’t love yourself, if you don’t put your health and well-being first, then how can you expect to direct your energy into your passion projects and building the life you dream of? Self love is different for everyone but when it gets down to it, it’s fighting that voice in your head that tells you you aren’t good enough, that says you’re too this and too that, and accepting all facets of your body and your mind and soul.
2. Say No to Shit You Don’t Want To Do
Another toughie. Us girls are good at saying yes. We’re so scared to hurt/offend that we don’t even think about saying no, even if it’s something that you really don’t want to do. If you don’t want to do it, if it’s going to make you tired, if it’s going to take you away from something else you’d rather be doing, say no. You don’t have to insult the person you’re saying no to, you don’t even have to apologise for it. Bottom line is we need to say no more, and get comfortable doing it.
3. Stop Competing with Other Women
We’re raised to compete. We’re raised to be the best. We’re raised to covet that guy’s attention, because back in ye olde times women were a powerful pawn in a family, and so it made financial sense to have to vie for a guy’s attention. Luckily, we don’t need to do that shit anymore, because our society is a little less twisted. So stop comparing yourself to that other girl you know, understand that a rose and a tulip really can’t be compared because they’re different flowers, know that they’re both beautiful and magical in their own way, and support the women around you, because I swear to goddess the only way this planet is going to survive is if we support our fellow girl gang.
4. Get Rid of Toxic People In Your Life
There’s a saying that you are the collective energy of the 5 people you spend the most time with. Now think about those 5 people. Are they people whose energy you love? Do they reflect the life you want to create? Or are they draining your energy a little? Do they make you feel shit about yourself? If it’s the latter, perhaps remove them from your life. And I know how hard this is. I’ve recently stopped talking to an old friend, because we simply drained each-other. It was kind of a mutual decision and it still feels sad, but I feel much better off not having that energy in my life, and I’m sure they do too. And that’s not to say we won’t end up being friendly again in the future, but for now, for whatever reason, it just isn’t working.
This can be a hard pill to swallow because again, we’re hardwired to worry about what people think too much, and we’d never want to hurt someone we care about, but it comes back to point number one. Do you love yourself? If you do, you have to make those tough decisions sometimes.
5. Start Manifesting What You Want
Some of you may read this and think what the hell is manifesting? Well, in short, manifestation is the bringing to life of something, making it real and true, and known to the world. I am currently manifesting a really big thing in my life, and when I said I am manifesting it, I mean I am putting out into the world that this thing is going to happen, and by doing this I am 100% certain it will come to fruition. There are lots of different ways of manifesting things, and if you want to know more there are loads of articles on Google, or perhaps I can even write a blog post about manifesting things? But look up manifestation as well as the Law of Attraction and start implementing that shit.
So there you have it, my five top things I wish I’d been able to tell my younger self, and five things that I truly believe will allow you to grow higher and stronger. Do you have any tips? Have you started implementing any of these? Let me know in a comment below