Words of wisdom for young women – International Womens ​​Day

Today is International Women’s Day and to celebrate all that is happening on campus today at Nottingham Trent University, we decided to ask our CenSCE staff: What advice would you give to yourself?

Leanne’s advice: Stop people pleasing

People pleasing pleases nobody. It’s important to recognise that you are completely allowed to put yourself first. What is it that you want to achieve? Are you truly doing it to make yourself happy? Don’t forget to really look at what things might not be adding value to your life: you are allowed to change that! Essentially, don’t be afraid to do more of what makes you happy.

Think bigger… no, BIGGER THAN THAT!! – Lucy

Diane’s advice: Grab opportunities

Make the most of opportunities that present themselves, don’t ponder them too long, and don’t worry about the what if’s.

Kirsty’s advice: Practice Yoga

Practice yoga for at least 15 minutes each day. It will bring positive benefits to all areas of your life, and help you to keep focused, energised and motivated. 

*Just need to put that into practice myself, but 3 days out of 4 so far this week isn’t too bad!   

Charlotte’s advice:

  • Don’t let others delay you following your dreams
  • You don’t have to do all your partying in your 20’s
  • Be true to yourself
  • You cannot change other peoples expectations.

Natasha’s advice: Turn to Disney

My favourite inspirational quote of all times (is of course taken straight from Disney)

“The flower that blooms in adversity is the most rare and beautiful of all.” — The Emperor (Mulan)

This is what I would tell my younger self, often!

Be brave! – Janette

Steph’s advice:

Life balance, there is such a thing, make time for yourself, be kind to your body and mind by taking the time to do things you enjoy and pick a career you love over money because that’s what will bring you fulfilment. If your passionate about your work you won’t have worked a day in your life 😊. 

Take you entitled annual leave – it’s so important for your heart and soul and build up a support network of friends and family to journey through the ups and downs of your career.

Stand your ground – Heather

And finally…

As a man, I would give no words of wisdom, and instead encourage my fellow men to listen to what women have to say – Pete

Got any advice you would share to your younger self or other women? Share in the comments below

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