Bonjour mes amies! I was recently scrolling through podcasts on Spotify when I stumbled upon Girlboss radio and voila! I was introduced to a whole new world of inspirational content and motivational mantras. I’m so excited to share this with you all because I think we could all use a little extra motivation and empowerment in our lives.
☆ What is a Girlboss? ☆
You are. You are a Girlboss.
“A Girlboss is someone who learns from their mistakes; who doesn’t see failure as the final thing; who is constantly seeking to improve herself, her career; [someone] who is really an active participant in her future and is always learning and curating what happens next,” – Sophia Amoruso, founder of Nasty Gal and Girlboss Media.
☆ 5 Ways To Start Feeling More like a Girlboss ☆
- Care for your mental health
This is one of the most important ways to start feeling happier and more confident. PSA: Your mental health is just as important as your physical health. Take time to care for yourself. Sometimes you may need to take a day to replenish and do a little self-care, and that is perfectly ok.
2. Stay on top of your assignments/ goals
Use a bullet journal, lists, or an agenda to keep track of any tasks that you want to complete. Staying on top of your work will make you feel much more productive and successful. It will leave you feeling like a true Girlboss.
3. Treat yourself with respect
No matter how busy you get, it is important to treat yourself with care. Eat your fruits and veggies, sleep at least 8 hours, wash your face, and set aside time for yourself. I know that sometimes we sacrifice our own health when we are stressed and tired, but you’ve only got one body, so treat it with respect.
4. Follow current events and read lots
A true Girlboss is educated and aware of her surroundings. In this day and age, there is no excuse for being uninformed when technology enables us to access the news 24/7. Be cognizant of what is going on and stand up against injustice in politics and society.
(I use the podcast The Daily by the New York Times, 25-minute pods about specific current events, and The Daily Skimm, a newsletter that sums up the news in an interesting way, to stay aware of current events.)
5. Be humble, patient, and accepting
Success takes time and effort, but the challenge is part of the journey. Throughout your journey, lift others with you and create a community that is diverse and welcoming.
☆ How Do I Learn More About This ☆
The Source: Girlboss Website – There’s no better place to learn more about feeling empowered in your career, wellness, and finances than the official website. Whether you want to develop a budget for your dream vacation or get out of a creative slump, I guarantee there is an article for you.
The Podcast: Girlboss Radio with Sophia Amoruso – Every time I listen to this podcast, I get so inspired to be productive, stay optimistic, and work on my blog. The women that Sophia interviews are incredibly accomplished yet so down to earth. I recommend starting with Rupi Kaur’s interview (the author of Milk& Honey and the Sun & Her Flowers), Katie Couric (award-winning journalist), or Emily Weiss (founder of Glossier). I love to listen to this podcast while on a run or while driving to school for my daily dose of inspiration.
☆ Get Inspired ☆
PSA: You are already a Girlboss, but if you need some extra inspiration to bring out those amazing qualities, I’ve got you covered.
Surround yourself with positive motivational energy and I promise you that some will start to rub off. I’ve listed below four amazing can help you to feel brave and empowered too. You can follow them on social media to fill your feed with enriching content that will keep you motivated and energized. Too much Instagram obsessing or twitter scrolling can actually ruin your mood, but if you use social media to your advantage, it can be a powerful tool.
These ladies are sure to inspire you…
Emma Watson: actress, model, activist
Emily Weiss: founder of the cosmetics company Glossier and the blog Into the Gloss
Cleo Wade: poet, artist, and speaker
Malala Yousafzai: Pakistani activist for female education and the youngest Nobel Prize laureate
☆ What You Should Take Away ☆
- You are a Girlboss.
- You have the power to accomplish your goals.
- You are braver than you think
- You can take time to care for yourself
- You have the power to make a difference
☆ Finally ☆
At the end of each podcast, Sophia Amoruso asks her guests “What is your Girlboss moment?” A Girlboss moment is a time when you felt particularly successful, proud, or happy. For example, maybe you won a major award at work or maybe it’s just the fact that you made yourself a homemade dinner after a particularly bad day.
So I ask you…
QOTD: What’s your Girlboss moment?
AOTD: As one of the officers, I had to give a presentation about the Math Honor Society alone in front of my Calculus class. It went well!