We know that the little girls of today will become the leaders of tomorrow.
How do we want to raise them? How do we want them to grow up perceiving the world and themselves? I believe that we need a shift in our society of what we are teaching our young girls and how they go out into the world. Here are 5 starting points from which we can teach an inspired new way of thinking:
Create a new kind of role model
Young girls in our day and age have so many different role models. Especially now through social media, the girls of today have an image of ‘perfection’ that is not reachable. We need to completely redefine what it means to be a successful and amazing woman, beyond physical appearances. We need to teach our girls what it means to be courageous, brave, empowered, fierce, strong, loving, powerful, and caring. We can start to teach them that there is no singular way to achieve our dreams, that there is no such thing as one kind of ‘perfection’, and that we are all beautiful just the way we are. The first step in empowering the next generation is to change their mindset.
It is so true that we are what we eat. In our society we are encouraged to eat food that contains many ingredients that are very unhealthy for our body, yet they are still considered perfectly normal. The food we eat affects not only our body’s health, but our mental health as well because our body reacts to different foods in different ways. We need to teach girls more about nutrition not only to inspire them to be healthier, but also to feel better every day.
Our spiritual growth is just as important as our mental health, as the two are so deeply intertwined with one another. The more we are connected to our inner selves and are happy, the more our lives can become beautiful and radiant. This can simply start by affirmations or small moments of mindfulness and mediation to bring our awareness back into enjoying the present moment.
Knowing yourself and following your dreams
The girls of the future are the ones who will make this planet a better place and we need to inspire them to follow their dreams and know they can achieve them. Empowering them to believe they can is the most important step, for the belief itself is what will bring them to achieve these dreams. We need to encourage our girls more to believe that they can achieve whatever they set their mind to and that they can do things they never believed they could before.
Support girl power groups
“Behind every successful woman is a tribe of other successful women who have her back.” A sentence that is so true and that can change our life if we apply it. All of us women and girls need a true tribe of women who understand us, love us, and will push us out of our comfort zone to become better people. We all need a support group of girls where we are all ready to lift each other up and remind each other of our brilliance.
WHAT LESSONS ARE YOU TEACHING YOUNG GIRLS IN YOUR LIFE?
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