6 Habits to Make You Into a Happy, Successful Woman

Perseverance and enthusiasm is what gives you success as a result. This is what can make you happy every day.
6 Habits to Make You Into a Happy, Successful Woman
Valeria Sabater

Written and verified by psychologist Valeria Sabater.

Last update: 27 May, 2022

You don’t need as many material things as you may think to become a happy, successful woman. It’s just about investment in some daily good psychological practices to help you grow as a person.

Success, and we must clarify this from the beginning, isn’t about having a good job or authority over others. Nor is it about material things, luxuries, possessing objects, or the amount of money that you have in the bank. It isn’t about looking attractive and fashionable or having a long list of contacts.

It’s simpler and more basic than that. In fact, true success lies in personal satisfaction, a person knowing that they’re coherent, free, capable, and determined to undertake the path that they need to, without fear of what people will say, and always looking for a balance between dreams, actions, and achievements.

To help you, below we’ll propose six strategies for you to achieve your own success, the one you have in mind and that, perhaps, is hidden between uncertainties and insecurities.

1. Invest in your personal development every day

A woman holding a sunflower.

What do we mean by personal development? We’re sure you’ve heard the term before.

However, it’s important to remember something: each person should be very clear on what psychological dimensions are their weak spots. Personal development is personal. Thus, what works for one person may not work for another.

Maybe your Achilles heel is in your inability to make courageous decisions without worrying about what others may think. Or maybe you’re too condescending, complacent, or insecure. Dive into your weaknesses first in order to know what areas to start working on strengthening to be a happy woman.

2. Be realistic with the goals you want to achieve

Nobody can climb a mountain skipping . The climb consists of placing your hands and feet on firm, secure surfaces and being very clear on which mountaintop you want to summit.

When it comes to your goal of achieving success and happiness, it’s the same: you must be smart and very realistic. For this, ask yourself the following questions:

  • Are your goals short or long-term?
  • Are you truly motivated?
  • What aptitudes do you have that will help you reach them?
  • Are the goals you set for yourself achievable?
  • What resources, strategies, or abilities do you need to reach them?
  • Does anything you’ve done before relate to these goals and will give you an idea of how to get there?

3. Your own daily action plan

A compass on a map.

The action plan that will get you this success must be created by you. It must be yours, with your own plans, detailed goals, and your own hopes invested in it.
  • The road you’ve mapped out is made up of short and long term goals.
  • Each day, you must invest time, energy, and emotion into the action plan.
  • You have no excuse to neglect it. You must be conscious that you should finish everything you start.

4. Turn a deaf ear to foolish, harmful, and useless opinions

Your happiness is yours. Your success plan is personal, a dream with your name on it that no one should ridicule or put down.

Be open to good ideas, wise advice, good energy, and new perspectives that can be useful. However, turn a deaf ear to anyone who tells you, “You can’t do it”, “You don’t deserve it,” or “That ship has sailed”.

5. Persist and resist: to be a successful woman, you must break out of your comfort zone

A woman hiking.

Hard times will come. There will be days of doubt and moments where you’ll ask yourself what you got yourself into. Those thoughts are tests to pass through, because your mind is very resistant to change and will always whisper, “Stay here where you are, come back into your comfort zone”.

However, remember this: nothing new grows in your comfort zoneGenerally, motivation doesn’t lie in that comfortable and routine spot.  You must resist and persist in order to achieve success and take a hold of happiness.

6. Be thankful for every achievement and every step you take towards being a successful woman

Being grateful for each step you take isn’t narcissistic. It’s acknowledging each achievement, each effort, and the results that come out of them. Being able to recognize achievement is just as important as knowing where you’re going wrong.

That is how you’ll reach success: being humble, realistic, objective, and practicing self-awareness. See yourself as brave and worthy of fighting for your dreams. Give thanks for every moment of happiness and every victory without taking your eyes off the goal.

In short, being a happy woman is a process that requires constant investment, because if you give up, you lose it all. Success is nothing but a combination of perseverance, consistency, and a lasting vision.

This text is provided for informational purposes only and does not replace consultation with a professional. If in doubt, consult your specialist.