What Makes an Independent Woman Different from The Rest?
Updated: Sep 12, 2019
1. She has opinions and beliefs that she’s not afraid to express
An independent woman has her own set of values and beliefs that she holds dear to her heart and is never afraid to speak her mind. She respects herself and doesn’t let people off the hook if they cross her boundaries and act inappropriately. She’s vocal about her wants and needs and does not hesitate to express herself in any type of way.
2. She’s content being alone and doesn’t need a partner to be happy
She is the happy single type of woman, she’s completely fine with being single and doing things alone: she takes herself out on dates, she buys herself gifts, she compliments herself and gives herself the love she deserves. Eating and sleeping alone is no problem to her and when Valentines Day and “cuffing season” come, she’s not jealous of other couples. She knows deeply in her heart that the one for her is herself and she doesn’t need a Mr. Right to be happy. She’s content being single, because she knows that the right person will come, at the right time and the right place.
"Do you want to meet the love of your life? Look in the mirror.” - Bryon Katie
3. She has goals, plans, and a vision to fulfill
She’s ambitious. She knows what she wants in life and she’s willing to put in the work to get there. An independent woman is strong-minded, determined and hard-working. She’s the type of girl that has mapped out a 5-year, 10-year, 20-year plan for her life and she keeps track of where she’s at in the process. She hates it when people say that she’s too ambitious for a girl or she’s too young to be able to do anything. She’s smart and capable, and she knows that one day she’s going to achieve all her goals and rule her own empire.
4. She invests in herself: financially, physically, mentally, and spiritually
She invests time, money and energy in bettering herself because she knows that it’s the best investment. She tries to learn new things everyday by reading or listening to books. She’s financially independent and has no problem with paying the bills. She’s a wise investor when it comes to money. She’s financially literate and she knows what to spend on and when to cut back. Furthermore, she takes care of her physical, mental, and spiritual well-being. She exercises, eats well, sleeps well and has wellness routines that she follows everyday. She takes care of herself and she’s not willing to compromise her health for anything.
5. She’s self-reliant and confident
An independent woman knows how to make herself look good and she doesn’t need any external validation from others. Her self-confidence is strong, she knows what she’s good at and where she needs to improve. She doesn’t wait for people to solve her problems, if she doesn’t know how to do something, she looks it up and tries to do it on her own.
6. She loves herself and puts herself first
She has a healthy body image and she embrace her body because she knows that even though she doesn’t fit exactly into society’s beauty standards, she’s indeed beautiful from the inside out and no one can tell her otherwise.
“I can’t think of any better representation of beauty than someone who is unafraid to be herself.” - Emma Stone
She knows her worth and prioritizes self-care and self-love. She knows that she has to love herself first in order to truly love others. She doesn’t engage in negative self talk, self sabotage or rumination. She focuses on the present and the bright side of everything. She knows that life is gift and she’s doing her best she can at everything, and that, for her, is more than enough.