Last week, The Brand Girls celebrated International Women’s Day along with millions of other strong women worldwide. We’re firm believers that together there is nothing we can’t accomplish.
It even says on our website, “We believe in GIRL POWER,” which is part of why we love International Women’s Day so much.
The feelings of unity, empowerment and strength on International Women’s Day were uplifting for women everywhere. Now, think about if you could make the women in your inner circle feel that way every. single. day. Wouldn’t you?
Our challenge to you is inspired by the 100 Day Project featured in Huffington Post. All you have to do is write one letter to one woman in your life every day for 30 days.
Grab your notecards and gel pens, and join us today in starting this challenge to say thank you, I love you, I’m proud of you, and I support you to all of the fierce women in our lives.
Not only will telling other women how important they are make them feel better, but it will make you feel better too! You’ll improve your writing skills, connect with old coworkers and mentors, and learn the power of expressing yourself.
It’s a win-win. If you’re in, share a picture of your first letter today using #BGxChallenge!
Everyone gets overwhelmed by stress sometimes. It’s totally normal, especially for a twenty-something just breaking into her first job or first internship while still trying to learn the ropes!
The key isn’t to have zero stress in your life, but to have a healthy outlet to release your stress. Here are four stress outlets The Brand Girls thinks every professional woman should try:
EXERCISE: This is a well-known one and that’s because it’s so effective. Whether it’s a mile run or a Cross Fit session, a work out can help you channel your stress (and it’s good for you, too!).
MEDITATION: According to Huffington Post, celebrities from Oprah to Kobe Bryant swear by meditation to stay healthy. It’s a great form of self-care!
GIVE YOURSELF A DEADLINE: My personal favorite technique is giving myself a deadline to be stressed.
I take a moment to acknowledge that I have a lot going on in that moment and I’m feeling stressed and overwhelmed.
Then I give myself the next 30 minutes (or hour/day/3 days depending on how big my stressor is) to whine about it, but then when my deadline arrives I have to get up and conquer my to-do list.
DANCE IT OUT: Dancing can be an incredible release because it’s fun AND a form of exercise. Feeling burnt out after a stressful work day? Head home and crank up the music while you’re making dinner - see how it makes you feel!