MANILA, Philippines – Ask yourself: are you comfortable with who you are right now?
Women are always being told to “love yourself” but this is harder than it looks. In a world that supposedly encourages self-affirmation and taking the road less taken, many women continue to be pressured to look, act, or feel a certain way.
Most of the time, the outside world is guilty of this kind of labeling. But sometimes, perhaps as a result, women may also limit themselves.
Recently, independent market research company Ipsos surveyed around 4,155 women on their attitudes and affirmations about their role in society.
This infographic lists down several mantras inspired by the attitudinal statements from the Ipsos research. See which of the statements sound most “you.”
Fortunately, more women are learning to wield the power of a positive mindset.
The Ipsos data shows that while women still feel weighed down by certain standards (for example, 35% said, "If you don't have money, you are nobody" or only 38% of women feel emboldened enough to become leaders), more women are learning to develop take-charge attitudes about their careers (55% feel they want to get recognition for the work they do) , finances (85% believe in rationalizing their expenses to become financially smarter), health (89% make a conscious effort of eating healthier), family (87% believe in the strong role of the family), and identity (65% of women nationwide believe in taking risks).
While you can’t change some issues and concerns in life, you can generally change how you feel about it. That’s the first step towards fighting for change and being truly empowered. – Rappler.com
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