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When You’re A Daddy’s Girl, These 10 Amazing Things Happen

When You’re A Daddy’s Girl, These 10 Amazing Things Happen

Each relationship we have in life has its own joy. Each relationship needs a different perspective. The father-daughter relationship has always been a special one. When a girl is born, its her daddy who is the first one to promise to protect her like a princess. That protection and care itself is named, as we all know, love. For every girl, her daddy is the first man who she observes closely – how he eats, how he lives, how he thinks, how he speaks – everything is seen by her, and, in fact, for most girls an ideal life partner is similar to her father. Hence Being a daddy’s girl impacts her life and decisions. A strong daughter-daddy bond has a very positive impact. It completes her life in a very beautifully pure and lovely way.

To the Daddies: Read further to know how much your little daughter needs you,

To the Daughters: Read further , just to learn about the amazing things that have happened and will happen when you are a Daddy’s girl.

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    1. You will know that someone has and will always care about you

    He was waiting for your eyes to open for the first time. He was waiting for you to learn to walk. He listened to “what happened at school.” There is this one man on earth who has always seen you with caring eyes. He took you to school and waited an hour longer, just to see you and make sure you were enjoying it there. He has always made you his smiling sweet princess, and you have every right to proudly enjoy that “Princess Attitude.”

    2. You will cherish that someone has always worked hard to get you the best life

    Just to ensure that you got to go to a better school and got the best education possible, he worked a little longer than others in the office. Just to ensure that you became a peace loving happy person, he gave up his “angry young man” image after becoming your daddy. Just to see you smile, he gave a special birthday surprise to you, every year. To allow you to see the world, he planned and paid for family trips.

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    3. You have the faith that someone will always support you, no matter what you do

    When you are a daddy’s girl, you know that he loves you and will always be there with you – to support you, to strengthen you, to make you strong. You will become fearless, because you can make your own decisions and stand by them. If you succeed you celebrate, and if you fail, you learn a lesson. Whether in celebration or contemplation, in both times, you have your daddy with you.

    4. You will clearly understand what personality traits you want in your future husband

    After seeing her caring daddy, who is a family man, who has spent his life structuring the family and ensuring their protection, the little daughter knows what love and care is. Being a daddy’s girl will make you realize that how a man makes you feel is much more important than the gifts and the flowery words. Being a daddy’s girl comes with a smaller chance of choosing the wrong guy. You will know what it actually means to be like a princess in someone’s world

    5. You will agree that your dad has the insight to deny/accept your choice guy

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      Love is blind. If you are an independent strong lady, you have all the rights to choose your guy. But, you owe a lot to your dad, who gave you that strength and independence in your life. He provided you with all the basic needs, showed you the dreams and gave you the sky to fly in. So, being a daddy’s girl you will seek his advice before tying the knot. Since your dad knows you and your expectations, a daddy’s girl will recognize that he should be allowed to ensure that you are with the right guy.

      6. You will be strong and won’t cry as easily because someone hates to see you cry

      You lost the championship or did not do well at the office or made a bad career choice.  Whatever happens, you will be strong. You may drop a tear, but you won’t allow that sadness to dwell in you. The reason is that you have your daddy, your strengthening  support who tells you, “come on my darling, be strong and fight once more, with all your courage; life is a big game of many small events”.

      7. You will be smart enough to distinguish between fake and real relationships

      Since childhood, you have known what it feels like to be cared for and loved. You can identify that “touch of love and care.” You can see it in the eyes of someone. You can feel it. It doesn’t matter to you how the person is. You have developed that ability to distinguish between real and fake relationships, whether it is friendship or romantic relationship. Gifts can’t impress you, only a true person can. The credit for this emotional intelligence goes to your daddy for his selfless love. Also, kudos to you for being a daddy’s girl!

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      8. You will know what it means to be loved and accepted for who you are, just the way you are

      The best part of being a daddy’s girl is you know you are the best version of yourself. No matter how you look or what you achieve/don’t achieve in life, you know you are a very special person to someone and you are truly loved and needed in his life. You know that even after fighting with him every day for your “bad girl” habits, he loves you and still checks in every night to see if you have slept and waits every morning for you at the breakfast table. He may scold you, cut still makes you believe that you are his priceless daughter.

      9. You will know that a gardening project or cycling trip (with your Daddy), which makes you look dirty, is worthy

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        We all know that sharing is caring. Spending time together is the best way to strengthen the daughter-daddy relationship. Being a daddy’s girl, you don’t mind trying gardening/cycling with him, even after the manicure/pedicure you just received the day before. I too love connecting with my dad and visit the local market with him. Seeing him choose the fresh fruits/vegetables and buying from his favorite shopkeepers is a treat. These shopkeepers are his favorite because they are honest and help him in making a wise choice. Just like he taught me.

        10. You will share the same basic life principles as your daddy

        Last, but not the least, by being a daddy’s girl you will realize you have picked up his passions or habits while growing up. You will find that the two of you live by the same basic principles. You may have a different outlook or different opinions because of the prevailing generation gap, but you both are bounded by the same philosophy of life.

        It was recently that I realized that I have a tendency to want to experience life, an eagerness to help others, an urge to travel and spend money on experiences rather than buying stuff. I got all of this from my dad. It was this that made me realize I must write about the amazing things of being a Daddy’s girl. Maybe I have missed some points. You, daughters and daddies, are most welcome to comment about it below!

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        7 Ways To Have More Confident Body Language

        7 Ways To Have More Confident Body Language

        The popular idiomatic saying that “actions speak louder than words” has been around for centuries, but even to this day, most people struggle with at least one area of nonverbal communication. Consequently, many of us aspire to have more confident body language but don’t have the knowledge and tools necessary to change what are largely unconscious behaviors.

        Given that others’ perceptions of our competence and confidence are predominantly influenced by what we do with our faces and bodies, it’s important to develop greater self-awareness and consciously practice better posture, stance, eye contact, facial expressions, hand movements, and other aspects of body language.

        Posture

        First things first: how is your posture? Let’s start with a quick self-assessment of your body.

        • Are your shoulders slumped over or rolled back in an upright posture?
        • When you stand up, do you evenly distribute your weight or lean excessively to one side?
        • Does your natural stance place your feet relatively shoulder-width apart or are your feet and legs close together in a closed-off position?
        • When you sit, does your lower back protrude out in a slumped position or maintain a straight, spine-friendly posture in your seat?

        All of these are important considerations to make when evaluating and improving your posture and stance, which will lead to more confident body language over time. If you routinely struggle with maintaining good posture, consider buying a posture trainer/corrector, consulting a chiropractor or physical therapist, stretching daily, and strengthening both your core and back muscles.

        Facial Expressions

        Are you prone to any of the following in personal or professional settings?

        • Bruxism (tight, clenched jaw or grinding teeth)
        • Frowning and/or furrowing brows
        • Avoiding direct eye contact and/or staring at the ground

        If you answered “yes” to any of these, then let’s start by examining various ways in which you can project confident body language through your facial expressions.

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        1. Understand How Others Perceive Your Facial Expressions

        A December 2020 study by UC Berkeley and Google researchers utilized a deep neural network to analyze facial expressions in six million YouTube clips representing people from over 140 countries. The study found that, despite socio-cultural differences, people around the world tended to use about 70% of the same facial expressions in response to different emotional stimuli and situations.[1]

        The study’s researchers also published a fascinating interactive map to demonstrate how their machine learning technology assessed various facial expressions and determined subtle differences in emotional responses.

        This study highlights the social importance of facial expressions because whether or not we’re consciously aware of them—by gazing into a mirror or your screen on a video conferencing platform—how we present our faces to others can have tremendous impacts on their perceptions of us, our confidence, and our emotional states. This awareness is the essential first step towards

        2. Relax Your Face

        New research on bruxism and facial tension found the stresses and anxieties of Covid-19 lockdowns led to considerable increases in orofacial pain, jaw-clenching, and teeth grinding, particularly among women.[2]

        The National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research estimates that more than 10 million Americans alone have temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMJ syndrome), and facial tension can lead to other complications such as insomnia, wrinkles, dry skin, and dark, puffy bags under your eyes.[3])

        To avoid these unpleasant outcomes, start practicing progressive muscle relaxation techniques and taking breaks more frequently throughout the day to moderate facial tension.[4] You should also try out some biofeedback techniques to enhance your awareness of involuntary bodily processes like facial tension and achieve more confident body language as a result.[5]

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        3. Improve Your Eye Contact

        Did you know there’s an entire subfield of kinesic communication research dedicated to eye movements and behaviors called oculesics?[6] It refers to various communication behaviors including direct eye contact, averting one’s gaze, pupil dilation/constriction, and even frequency of blinking. All of these qualities can shape how other people perceive you, which means that eye contact is yet another area of nonverbal body language that we should be more mindful of in social interactions.

        The ideal type (direct/indirect) and duration of eye contact depends on a variety of factors, such as cultural setting, differences in power/authority/age between the parties involved, and communication context. Research has shown that differences in the effects of eye contact are particularly prominent when comparing East Asian and Western European/North American cultures.[7]

        To improve your eye contact with others, strive to maintain consistent contact for at least 3 to 4 seconds at a time, consciously consider where you’re looking while listening to someone else, and practice eye contact as much as possible (as strange as this may seem in the beginning, it’s the best way to improve).

        3. Smile More

        There are many benefits to smiling and laughing, and when it comes to working on more confident body language, this is an area that should be fun, low-stakes, and relatively stress-free.

        Smiling is associated with the “happiness chemical” dopamine and the mood-stabilizing hormone, serotonin. Many empirical studies have shown that smiling generally leads to positive outcomes for the person smiling, and further research has shown that smiling can influence listeners’ perceptions of our confidence and trustworthiness as well.

        4. Hand Gestures

        Similar to facial expressions and posture, what you do with your hands while speaking or listening in a conversation can significantly influence others’ perceptions of you in positive or negative ways.

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        It’s undoubtedly challenging to consciously account for all of your nonverbal signals while simultaneously trying to stay engaged with the verbal part of the discussion, but putting in the effort to develop more bodily awareness now will make it much easier to unconsciously project more confident body language later on.

        5. Enhance Your Handshake

        In the article, “An Anthropology of the Handshake,” University of Copenhagen social anthropology professor Bjarke Oxlund assessed the future of handshaking in wake of the Covid-19 pandemic:[8]

        “Handshakes not only vary in function and meaning but do so according to social context, situation and scale. . . a public discussion should ensue on the advantages and disadvantages of holding on to the tradition of shaking hands as the conventional gesture of greeting and leave-taking in a variety of circumstances.”

        It’s too early to determine some of the ways in which Covid-19 has permanently changed our social norms and professional etiquette standards, but it’s reasonable to assume that handshaking may retain its importance in American society even after this pandemic. To practice more confident body language in the meantime, the video on the science of the perfect handshake below explains what you need to know.

        6. Complement Your Verbals With Hand Gestures

        As you know by now, confident communication involves so much more than simply smiling more or sounding like you know what you’re talking about. What you do with your hands can be particularly influential in how others perceive you, whether you’re fidgeting with an object, clenching your fists, hiding your hands in your pockets, or calmly gesturing to emphasize important points you’re discussing.

        Social psychology researchers have found that “iconic gestures”—hand movements that appear to be meaningfully related to the speaker’s verbal content—can have profound impacts on listeners’ information retention. In other words, people are more likely to engage with you and remember more of what you said when you speak with complementary hand gestures instead of just your voice.[9]

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        Further research on hand gestures has shown that even your choice of the left or right hand for gesturing can influence your ability to clearly convey information to listeners, which supports the notion that more confident body language is readily achievable through greater self-awareness and deliberate nonverbal actions.[10]

        Final Takeaways

        Developing better posture, enhancing your facial expressiveness, and practicing hand gestures can vastly improve your communication with other people. At first, it will be challenging to consciously practice nonverbal behaviors that many of us are accustomed to performing daily without thinking about them.

        If you ever feel discouraged, however, remember that there’s no downside to consistently putting in just a little more time and effort to increase your bodily awareness. With the tips and strategies above, you’ll be well on your way to embracing more confident body language and amplifying others’ perceptions of you in no time.

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        Featured photo credit: Maria Lupan via unsplash.com

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