Now more than ever, we should not be tearing others down with words. We must encourage those around us to be better and spread positivity, this cannot be done without self-love. It is a difficult but necessary balance of supporting those around us and listen while still caring for ourselves.
I hope that we promote self-confidence in our future daughters so that another women’s confidence and self-love doesn’t make them uncomfortable. One lesson I’ve learned is you never need to dim anyone’s light to shine brighter.
I have devised a list of three simple ways to make a difference in the lives of other woman right in your own communities. When you have an impact in someone’s life, you will also feel inspired and motivated to build your own confident habits. In these times, we need to support each other because everyone has their own experience and their own story that needs to be heard.
Tell the women in your life that you care
Do you want to encourage and empower women? Start right in your own home, workplace, and community. Look for events that connect women together to empower each other and share each other’s stories. Write a note of thanks to that teacher who encouraged you years ago. Pick up coffee for that new mom in your office who’s struggling to balance it all. Tell your own sister, daughter, or mother how much you appreciate them.
You can start supporting women in your community today simply by making a donation to an organization working to change women’s lives every day. Soon, you’ll find that it’s simple acts like these that make the world a better place and, believe me, you will become the best version of yourself while doing so. Along with gaining the support of other incredible women you have met along the way.
Invest in a small business owner
Shop local, especially during these unpredictable times. Woman entrepreneurs, who have worked countless hours to build their businesses, are struggling to adjust to the new regulations and ways of life. With your support you are helping not only a female entrepreneur and her family but contributing to the economic health and recovery of your city and region.
Support girls and women in crisis
Thousands of women experience crisis and need support every day, and it comes in many forms from poverty and homelessness to the terrifying reality of human trafficking. By contributing to organizations that fight for these causes your support will go where it is needed most.
When you support these organizations by giving either your time or attention to what they are working towards, you are helping them achieve their goal to be an agent of change in ending gender inequity and social injustices. By supporting organizations like the YWCA Niagara Region, you are giving women access to resources such as shelter, meals and support in order for them to heal. A gift that many of us may take for granted.
Protecting women from modern day evils allows them to naturally grow, achieve personal goals and move forward with their lives. Contributing to organizations that support women in crisis gives them an opportunity to help grow their life skills with programs to gain knowledge, enhance skills, and build self-awareness to move forward in life.