I was going through the internet and stumbled upon this website called, "MyTinySecrets". Now, before you go on clicking, I want to warn you it is NSFW. I suggest that you open that clickable link at home (or in the comforts of your mobile). Anyway, I saw this article titled, "5 Ancient Secrets to Becoming An Empowered Woman" and I got inspired by the wisdom of Erzulliestas around me.
With that, I would like to take a "whack at it"--- 5 modern secrets to women empowerment. Be reminded that this is not the end all. Make up your own list and share!
#1 FOLLOW A MOTIVATIONAL/INSPIRATIONAL SITE
Nowadays, your social feed can definitely either make or break your day. Why not use this to your advantage and follow a motivational/inspirational account that makes you feel like a boss or at least remind you of your strength?
#2 A JOB KEEPS YOU JOLLY
Paid or not --- a job that you love will always boost your confidence. It's making yourself feel that you are contributing something greater than just you. It makes you feel that your life has a purpose after all. That you are not just a random incident gliding through the surface of the earth.
#3 MAKING MONEY IS THE SWEETEST HONEY
Big or small --- love them all! It's not the amount of money that you make, but the thought/reality that you can actually make some for yourself. Check it out! Your efforts not only create something, but produces something that takes care of you (and your shopping needs).
#4 HANG OUT WITH UPLIFTING WOMEN
If there is one thing that I am proud of our Erzulliesta circle (giggle --- as some would say), we are very supportive of each other.
In every event, I have always heard an Erzulliesta compliment another Erzulliesta about so many things --- her beauty, style, wisdom and experience. Even better! Erzulliestas know how to accept a compliment. We accept compliments as fast as we dish them out. And this just ends up becoming a pool of amazing energy that grows even more as time passes by.
If that doesn't empower women, I don't know what does.
#5 STYLE DOES SAVE YOUR SELF-ESTEEM
I remembered a time when I was so down because of a very heavy situation. I couldn't sleep and eat . And for some reason, I still have obligations to attend to. I completely forgot about it and with only 20 minutes to dress up, I just grabbed this Erzullie couture skirt, a plain top and some heels. I wasn't really thinking.
When I went down from the showroom, a lot of people complimented me. There was even a small girl that approached me and told me that I was beautiful and another kid yelling, "Oh my god, she's a Disney Princess!". It definitely lifted my spirit. I forgot how beautiful I was, but thanks to my personal style, many people were able to remind me.
What's your modern secret to empowerment?
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