9 daily habits of strong women who always get what they want in life

Contrary to popular belief, fierce women aren’t born. They’re made.

They pursue their goals, stand up for themselves, and don’t let negativity bring them down.

And it all starts with how they design their days.

If you’re keen to follow their example, here are 9 daily habits of strong women who always get what they want in life.

Spoiler alert: it’s all about consistency.

1) They start their day on the right foot

Having a solid morning routine sets you up for a productive day.  

If you wake up feeling groggy, put on the first clean shirt you find, and rush out the door, you’ll spend the following hours frustrated and struggling to catch up.

Strong women who always get what they want begin their day as they mean to go on: with intention.

While everyone is different, there are a few general rules you should consider when establishing your morning routine:

  • Avoid hitting the snooze button
  • Don’t look at your phone for at least 30 minutes after waking up
  • Give yourself enough time to get to work
  • Enjoy a delicious breakfast
  • Journal or meditate to ground yourself for the day
  • Say positive affirmations
  • Do something you really like (read a few pages of a book, listen to a podcast episode, call a loved one)

As a bonus tip, it helps if you prepare your clothes the night before.

That way, you don’t have to panic over what you’ll wear.  

2) They move their body

Moving your body gets you out of your head.

If you’re a chronic overthinker, you know what I’m talking about.

Fitting a workout into a busy day can be a hassle, but strong women understand that exercise keeps them physically and mentally healthy.  

It doesn’t even have to be strenuous.

A brisk walk can be enough to get the blood pumping and lift your spirits.

3) They set goals

Behind every strong woman is a Google Calendar holding her life together.

I recently heard this soundbite in a TikTok and have been thinking about it ever since. It makes sense.

Powerful women set clear goals and are diligent about doing the work to reach them.

That often means breaking down an objective into actionable steps, then blocking out time in the day to pursue it.  

For instance, let’s say you want to run a marathon. 

First, you need a training plan, which is typically a mix of running, rest days, and cross-training activities to prevent injury.

Then, you need to schedule those running sessions and cross-training workouts to make sure you follow through.

Adding them to your calendar or to-do list improves your chances of being successful.

4) They focus

Strong women who always get what they want don’t let distractions get in their way.

Their focus is razor-sharp, so they manage to get things done more efficiently.

In the age of distraction, it can be difficult to keep your eye on the prize. However, there are a few things that help:

  • Put your phone on Do Not Disturb whenever you need to concentrate
  • If you work in an office, wear headphones to discourage chatty colleagues from interrupting you
  • If possible, don’t check your e-mail more than two times per day
  • Say no to unnecessary meetings

Personally, I use the Pomodoro technique to minimize distractions while I write. 

It does wonders for my productivity.  

5) They celebrate

It’s challenging to stay motivated when pursuing more goals at the same time.

However, one thing helps: celebrating your successes, no matter how minor.

Every now and then, take a minute to congratulate yourself for all your hard work.

Buy a treat, go out with friends, or draw yourself a relaxing bubble bath.

Realizing how far you’ve come (and rewarding yourself for it) will give you the confidence and energy to keep moving forward.   

6) They delegate

Strong women who always get what they want know how to prioritize.

They understand that while you can have anything you want, you can’t have everything you want.

Sometimes, you need to delegate.

That can mean hiring help for chores or child care, asking your partner to contribute more around the house, or reaching out to a coworker to assist you on a particularly challenging task.

There are only 24 hours in a day. Use them wisely.     

7) They connect

It pains me to say this as an introvert, but you won’t get far in life if you only rely on yourself.

Strong women generally have great support systems.

A caring partner. Good friends. Mentors and professional connections.

Moreover, they take time each day to reinforce these relationships.

This can mean calling a friend during your lunch break to see how they’re doing, checking in with your significant other, or e-mailing someone you admire to ask for advice.  

No woman is an island. The sooner you realize this, the better off you’ll be in the long run.

8) They unwind

Hustling is essential, but so is self-care.

Once the workday is over, strong women give themselves permission to relax. 

Additionally, they take regular breaks throughout the day and never miss a vacation.

There’s been a lot of talk about work-life balance in recent years – and for good reason.

With burnout on the rise, it’s more crucial than ever to pace yourself as you juggle responsibilities.

Otherwise, exhaustion kicks in, and you won’t be doing much of anything.

9) They reflect

Finally, strong women who always get what they want end their day by reflecting on what went right, what went wrong, and what they can do better tomorrow.

Without reflection, you can’t assess your progress or figure out next steps.  

More importantly, you can lose track of where you want to go.

Remember that saying about missing the forest for the trees?

It’s easy to get sidetracked in your pursuit of greatness. Reflection prevents that.

I’m a big fan of journaling, but even keeping a running list of your accomplishments and misses in your Notes app can help.

Either way, regularly checking in with your experiences, emotions, and actions is key to self-awareness and growth.

You can then use your reflections to set intentions for the next day and identify problem areas on which you want to focus.

Bottom line

The only thing you need in order to become a strong woman is a mindset shift.

Once you realize that you’re the only one in charge of your destiny, you can take positive steps to make your dreams come true.

Perhaps you can start by integrating these daily habits into your routine?  

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