Every year on women’s day (March 8) we come across thousands of articles telling us a lot about women, our community in general, and gifting ideas to make the women in your life feel special. After playing with tons of ideas and gifting options, I finally came up with something that took me a while to realize, and that is the gift of self-love.
To all the women reading this article, there is no better gift than the gift of self-love, and it’s time you claim it because you deserve it. So while everyone is busy buying you conventional gifts, what unconventional gifts can you give yourself?
The gift to be your ‘Own’ person
The world is not without the advice and we women for sure know it better. For everything you do in life, personal or professional, there will always be someone trying to tell you how to do it better by drawing in comparisons from as many people as you can count. When there are so many people trying to fit you in a box, be your own person and make your own box. Having your own box to fit in can sure come in with a lot of criticism, but as we say and take, “the world is not without advice” and you have to have it in you to stand out.
The gift of independence
“Different people have different opinions”, let’s not make this dialogue sound like your independence is a subjective issue. Yes, everyone is entitled to an opinion but not every issue falls under the subjective category. So if something is telling you otherwise and making you feel guilty because you love your career, you know what to do next. Everybody, irrespective of their gender has the right to build the lives they want for themselves without making it sound like a choice that they have made. If you’re someone struggling with this right now, I hope that you thrive on the effort you make to hustle and recognize how brave you are to do so!
The gift of a guilt-free life
If you are someone who has entered a new phase of life, like motherhood, marriage, or any role for that matter, please know that it’s okay to take some time to adjust and make mistakes if you have to in order to learn. The constant pressure on women to be perfect in whatever they do is harsh and affects them mentally. It’s time we take the steering in our hand and shut all those making us feel incompetent to fit a particular role because our take on a situation does not suit them.
There are a lot of gifts one can give in the form of self-love, and these are just a few of them that I wanted to put forward. It’s time we start our journey of self-exploring and healing to come out as confident women, acting as positive role models for every woman out there!
Let us know in the community section what gift did you give yourself in the form of self-love this Women’s Day?
May peace prevail on Earth.