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As women, our lives are complicated: pay gaps, lingering gender stereotypes, unreasonable image expectations, and the constant juggle of home and work life balance. Each and every one of us needs the confidence to create a self-reliant mentality to stay true to ourselves and our beliefs. Becoming strong, independent women begins here:
Stay organized - This step will make the previous one so much easier. Splurge a little and start by buying yourself that pretty planner or calendar. I know that I'm personally far more likely to record my plans and to-do lists in something I enjoy taking out of my purse. If you struggle with organization, try making a mental note (or writing down) the three most important things for that day. Do that everyday, and you will be sure to stay on top of things without feeling overwhelmed.
Be informed - What interests you? Politics, business, religion, sports, health, technology? Make a daily commitment to read up on and go deeper into what you enjoy. The best traits of a self-reliant person are keeping a balanced perspective, knowing what's going on locally and across the world, and finding positive view points.
Are you a self-reliant person? Do you already live by any of these ideals in your life?