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

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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.

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        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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        Last Updated on July 20, 2021

        How to Overcome the Fear of Public Speaking (A Step-by-Step Guide)

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        How to Overcome the Fear of Public Speaking (A Step-by-Step Guide)

        You’re standing behind the curtain, just about to make your way on stage to face the many faces half-shrouded in darkness in front of you. As you move towards the spotlight, your body starts to feel heavier with each step. A familiar thump echoes throughout your body – your heartbeat has gone off the charts.

        Don’t worry, you’re not the only one with glossophobia(also known as speech anxiety or the fear of speaking to large crowds). Sometimes, the anxiety happens long before you even stand on stage.

        Your body’s defence mechanism responds by causing a part of your brain to release adrenaline into your blood – the same chemical that gets released as if you were being chased by a lion.

        Here’s a step-by-step guide to help you overcome your fear of public speaking:

        1. Prepare yourself mentally and physically

        According to experts, we’re built to display anxiety and to recognize it in others. If your body and mind are anxious, your audience will notice. Hence, it’s important to prepare yourself before the big show so that you arrive on stage confident, collected and ready.

        “Your outside world is a reflection of your inside world. What goes on in the inside, shows on the outside.” – Bob Proctor

        Exercising lightly before a presentation helps get your blood circulating and sends oxygen to the brain. Mental exercises, on the other hand, can help calm the mind and nerves. Here are some useful ways to calm your racing heart when you start to feel the butterflies in your stomach:

        Warming up

        If you’re nervous, chances are your body will feel the same way. Your body gets tense, your muscles feel tight or you’re breaking in cold sweat. The audience will notice you are nervous.

        If you observe that this is exactly what is happening to you minutes before a speech, do a couple of stretches to loosen and relax your body. It’s better to warm up before every speech as it helps to increase the functional potential of the body as a whole. Not only that, it increases muscle efficiency, improves reaction time and your movements.

        Here are some exercises to loosen up your body before show time:

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        1. Neck and shoulder rolls – This helps relieve upper body muscle tension and pressure as the rolls focus on rotating the head and shoulders, loosening the muscle. Stress and anxiety can make us rigid within this area which can make you feel agitated, especially when standing.
        2. Arm stretches – We often use this part of our muscles during a speech or presentation through our hand gestures and movements. Stretching these muscles can reduce arm fatigue, loosen you up and improve your body language range.
        3. Waist twists – Place your hands on your hips and rotate your waist in a circular motion. This exercise focuses on loosening the abdominal and lower back regions which is essential as it can cause discomfort and pain, further amplifying any anxieties you may experience.

        Stay hydrated

        Ever felt parched seconds before speaking? And then coming up on stage sounding raspy and scratchy in front of the audience? This happens because the adrenaline from stage fright causes your mouth to feel dried out.

        To prevent all that, it’s essential we stay adequately hydrated before a speech. A sip of water will do the trick. However, do drink in moderation so that you won’t need to go to the bathroom constantly.

        Try to avoid sugary beverages and caffeine, since it’s a diuretic – meaning you’ll feel thirstier. It will also amplify your anxiety which prevents you from speaking smoothly.

        Meditate

        Meditation is well-known as a powerful tool to calm the mind. ABC’s Dan Harris, co-anchor of Nightline and Good Morning America weekend and author of the book titled10% Happier , recommends that meditation can help individuals to feel significantly calmer, faster.

        Meditation is like a workout for your mind. It gives you the strength and focus to filter out the negativity and distractions with words of encouragement, confidence and strength.

        Mindfulness meditation, in particular, is a popular method to calm yourself before going up on the big stage. The practice involves sitting comfortably, focusing on your breathing and then bringing your mind’s attention to the present without drifting into concerns about the past or future – which likely includes floundering on stage.

        Here’s a nice example of guided meditation before public speaking:

        2. Focus on your goal

        One thing people with a fear of public speaking have in common is focusing too much on themselves and the possibility of failure.

        Do I look funny? What if I can’t remember what to say? Do I look stupid? Will people listen to me? Does anyone care about what I’m talking about?’

        Instead of thinking this way, shift your attention to your one true purpose – contributing something of value to your audience.

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        Decide on the progress you’d like your audience to make after your presentation. Notice their movements and expressions to adapt your speech to ensure that they are having a good time to leave the room as better people.

        If your own focus isn’t beneficial and what it should be when you’re speaking, then shift it to what does. This is also key to establishing trust during your presentation as the audience can clearly see that you have their interests at heart.[1]

        3. Convert negativity to positivity

        There are two sides constantly battling inside of us – one is filled with strength and courage while the other is doubt and insecurities. Which one will you feed?

        ‘What if I mess up this speech? What if I’m not funny enough? What if I forget what to say?’

        It’s no wonder why many of us are uncomfortable giving a presentation. All we do is bring ourselves down before we got a chance to prove ourselves. This is also known as a self-fulfilling prophecy – a belief that comes true because we are acting as if it already is. If you think you’re incompetent, then it will eventually become true.

        Motivational coaches tout that positive mantras and affirmations tend to boost your confidents for the moments that matter most. Say to yourself: “I’ll ace this speech and I can do it!”

        Take advantage of your adrenaline rush to encourage positive outcome rather than thinking of the negative ‘what ifs’.

        Here’s a video of Psychologist Kelly McGonigal who encourages her audience to turn stress into something positive as well as provide methods on how to cope with it:

        4. Understand your content

        Knowing your content at your fingertips helps reduce your anxiety because there is one less thing to worry about. One way to get there is to practice numerous times before your actual speech.

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        However, memorizing your script word-for-word is not encouraged. You can end up freezing should you forget something. You’ll also risk sounding unnatural and less approachable.

        “No amount of reading or memorizing will make you successful in life. It is the understanding and the application of wise thought that counts.” – Bob Proctor

        Many people unconsciously make the mistake of reading from their slides or memorizing their script word-for-word without understanding their content – a definite way to stress themselves out.

        Understanding your speech flow and content makes it easier for you to convert ideas and concepts into your own words which you can then clearly explain to others in a conversational manner. Designing your slides to include text prompts is also an easy hack to ensure you get to quickly recall your flow when your mind goes blank.[2]

        One way to understand is to memorize the over-arching concepts or ideas in your pitch. It helps you speak more naturally and let your personality shine through. It’s almost like taking your audience on a journey with a few key milestones.

        5. Practice makes perfect

        Like most people, many of us are not naturally attuned to public speaking. Rarely do individuals walk up to a large audience and present flawlessly without any research and preparation.

        In fact, some of the top presenters make it look easy during showtime because they have spent countless hours behind-the-scenes in deep practice. Even great speakers like the late John F. Kennedy would spend months preparing his speech beforehand.

        Public speaking, like any other skill, requires practice – whether it be practicing your speech countless of times in front of a mirror or making notes. As the saying goes, practice makes perfect!

        6. Be authentic

        There’s nothing wrong with feeling stressed before going up to speak in front of an audience.

        Many people fear public speaking because they fear others will judge them for showing their true, vulnerable self. However, vulnerability can sometimes help you come across as more authentic and relatable as a speaker.

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        Drop the pretence of trying to act or speak like someone else and you’ll find that it’s worth the risk. You become more genuine, flexible and spontaneous, which makes it easier to handle unpredictable situations – whether it’s getting tough questions from the crowd or experiencing an unexpected technical difficulty.

        To find out your authentic style of speaking is easy. Just pick a topic or issue you are passionate about and discuss this like you normally would with a close family or friend. It is like having a conversation with someone in a personal one-to-one setting. A great way to do this on stage is to select a random audience member(with a hopefully calming face) and speak to a single person at a time during your speech. You’ll find that it’s easier trying to connect to one person at a time than a whole room.

        With that said, being comfortable enough to be yourself in front of others may take a little time and some experience, depending how comfortable you are with being yourself in front of others. But once you embrace it, stage fright will not be as intimidating as you initially thought.

        Presenters like Barack Obama are a prime example of a genuine and passionate speaker:

        7. Post speech evaluation

        Last but not the least, if you’ve done public speaking and have been scarred from a bad experience, try seeing it as a lesson learned to improve yourself as a speaker.

        Don’t beat yourself up after a presentation

        We are the hardest on ourselves and it’s good to be. But when you finish delivering your speech or presentation, give yourself some recognition and a pat on the back.

        You managed to finish whatever you had to do and did not give up. You did not let your fears and insecurities get to you. Take a little more pride in your work and believe in yourself.

        Improve your next speech

        As mentioned before, practice does make perfect. If you want to improve your public speaking skills, try asking someone to film you during a speech or presentation. Afterwards, watch and observe what you can do to improve yourself next time.

        Here are some questions you can ask yourself after every speech:

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        • How did I do?
        • Are there any areas for improvement?
        • Did I sound or look stressed?
        • Did I stumble on my words? Why?
        • Was I saying “um” too often?
        • How was the flow of the speech?

        Write everything you observed down and keep practicing and improving. In time, you’ll be able to better manage your fears of public speaking and appear more confident when it counts.

        If you want even more tips about public speaking or delivering a great presentation, check out these articles too:

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