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14 Things Only Girls Who Are Stuck in A “Girl’s World” Can Understand

14 Things Only Girls Who Are Stuck in A “Girl’s World” Can Understand

Beyond the kind of things you see in “Mean Girls,” every girl wants to feel great about being a girl. Being in the right group or being associated with the right people solidifies your position as the ideal girl. But the strain that comes with wanting to be the “it” girl is cumbersome. It’s nothing scary though. You just have to learn to deal with being stuck in that world for a while. And, as you already know, there are some things you understand that no ordinary girl would. Here are 13 things only girls who are stuck in a “girl’s world” would understand.

1. You don’t have enough time for yourself.

Your friends take a lot of your time. There is always something to gossip or talk about. It is not as if you cannot make time for something else; it’s just that you are constantly engaged by your friends whether positively or negatively.

2. You will have to make tough decisions.

Certainly you will have to make tough decisions, especially when a boyfriend comes into the picture.

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3. You will have a lot of “girl evenings.”

Yes, you will have a lot of hanging out to do with your girlfriends who need you as a companion.

4. You don’t have a small group of close friends.

You will need some space. You may need a friend or two, but when you are stuck in a “girl’s world,” you have a bunch of friends. You wish you didn’t have so many, but the girl’s code is all about having enough girlfriends to have your back.

5. You will get stabbed in the back every now and then.

Well you have to face it: the more friends you have, the higher the chance that at least one of them will stab you in the back and make you look stupid.

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6. You will need to attend a lot of functions.

There are always functions for you to attend: birthdays, weddings, festivals—the list is endless.

7. You have to do a lot of shopping.

Shopping means a lot in the girl’s world—if you are not well dressed or made up, you will have a lot of problems with your girlfriends. So spend that money and be great at shopping tactics!

8. You have to know what “popular” means.

You may not be good enough if you are not popular enough. You just have to set your own trends and fight for the spotlight. The goal is to have as many other girls follow or emulate your successes.

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9. You will have competition.

It is not just about you and your friends. There will be others who want to take you down when they see a weakness on your part. You have to always be on top of your game.

10. You have to know how to use social media to your gains.

Well, you probably already know this, but to be in the center of attention you have to attract attention. And what better way to get the business done than by using social media.

11. You have to stick to looking good.

You can’t afford to look awful. Put on a smart face, visit the gym often, buy the most expensive beauty products, work hard, and be attractive enough to attract the attention of males and/or females.

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12. You can become addicted to colors.

Is teal your favorite color this month? Pink? Cobalt blue? Make sure you are great at selecting and wearing the right colors.

13. You should always smell nice.

Living in a “girl’s world” means regular showering, teeth-brushing and whitening, and other types of hygiene maintenance.

14. You have to protect yourself.

You can’t afford to be nonchalant. Living in a “girl’s world” means you are strong enough to hold your own and capable enough to defend your own turfs. And this could mean that you become mean in the process of showing how tough you are.

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Last Updated on August 16, 2018

10 Ways To Step Out Of Your Comfort Zone And Enjoy Taking Risks

10 Ways To Step Out Of Your Comfort Zone And Enjoy Taking Risks

The ability to take risks by stepping outside your comfort zone is the primary way by which we grow. But we are often afraid to take that first step.

In truth, comfort zones are not really about comfort, they are about fear. Break the chains of fear to get outside. Once you do, you will learn to enjoy the process of taking risks and growing in the process.

Here are 10 ways to help you step out of your comfort zone and get closer to success:

1. Become aware of what’s outside of your comfort zone

What are the things that you believe are worth doing but are afraid of doing yourself because of the potential for disappointment or failure?

Draw a circle and write those things down outside the circle. This process will not only allow you to clearly identify your discomforts, but your comforts. Write identified comforts inside the circle.

2. Become clear about what you are aiming to overcome

Take the list of discomforts and go deeper. Remember, the primary emotion you are trying to overcome is fear.

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How does this fear apply uniquely to each situation? Be very specific.

Are you afraid of walking up to people and introducing yourself in social situations? Why? Is it because you are insecure about the sound of your voice? Are you insecure about your looks?

Or, are you afraid of being ignored?

3. Get comfortable with discomfort

One way to get outside of your comfort zone is to literally expand it. Make it a goal to avoid running away from discomfort.

Let’s stay with the theme of meeting people in social settings. If you start feeling a little panicked when talking to someone you’ve just met, try to stay with it a little longer than you normally would before retreating to comfort. If you stay long enough and practice often enough, it will start to become less uncomfortable.

4. See failure as a teacher

Many of us are so afraid of failure that we would rather do nothing than take a shot at our dreams.

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Begin to treat failure as a teacher. What did you learn from the experience? How can you take that lesson to your next adventure to increase your chance of success?

Many highly successful people failed plenty of times before they succeeded. Here’re some examples:

10 Famous Failures to Success Stories That Will Inspire You to Carry On

5. Take baby steps

Don’t try to jump outside your comfort zone, you will likely become overwhelmed and jump right back in.

Take small steps toward the fear you are trying to overcome. If you want to do public speaking, start by taking every opportunity to speak to small groups of people. You can even practice with family and friends.

Take a look at this article on how you can start taking baby steps:

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The Number One Secret to Life Success: Baby Steps

6. Hang out with risk takers

There is no substitute for this step. If you want to become better at something, you must start hanging out with the people who are doing what you want to do and start emulating them. (Here’re 8 Reasons Why Risk Takers Are More Likely To Be Successful).

Almost inevitably, their influence will start have an effect on your behavior.

7. Be honest with yourself when you are trying to make excuses

Don’t say “Oh, I just don’t have the time for this right now.” Instead, be honest and say “I am afraid to do this.”

Don’t make excuses, just be honest. You will be in a better place to confront what is truly bothering you and increase your chance of moving forward.

8. Identify how stepping out will benefit you

What will the ability to engage in public speaking do for your personal and professional growth? Keep these potential benefits in mind as motivations to push through fear.

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9. Don’t take yourself too seriously

Learn to laugh at yourself when you make mistakes. Risk taking will inevitably involve failure and setbacks that will sometimes make you look foolish to others. Be happy to roll with the punches when others poke fun.

If you aren’t convinced yet, check out these 6 Reasons Not to Take Life So Seriously.

10. Focus on the fun

Enjoy the process of stepping outside your safe boundaries. Enjoy the fun of discovering things about yourself that you may not have been aware of previously.

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