Don't Objectify Youself

PB Editors in collaboration with our founder

Portrait of women for Don't Objectify Yourself written by Phaedra Botanicals Editors

“I am a woman and as a woman, I have faced all that you have most probably been through as well (if you are a woman). Including the pressures of parental expectations, molding us into their vision of perfection, to enduring the objectification of men who expect us to fulfill their desires without reciprocation.

It’s exhausting, isn’t it? Plus, it also redirects our focus onto standards set by others—standards that have nothing to do with who we truly are. We’re expected to conform to ideals imposed by those around us, living up to their expectations rather than embracing our own authenticity. How to break the circle?”

It’s time to reclaim our energy and redirect it towards what truly matters: defining ourselves on our own terms and living authentically, free from the constraints of others’ expectations.

As a woman who have walked the same path as you, I understand the struggles all too well. We’ve all felt the sting of comparison, the weight of unfair expectations, and the frustration of being seen as objects rather than equals.

But here’s the thing—we are so much more than what others perceive us to be. We are strong, resilient, and worthy of respect and love. Usually, we grow to understand it; it is our younger selves that did not.

For those who haven’t grown to understand it yet, I am here to tell you that we can rise above the limitations imposed upon us and rewrite our own narratives.

So let’s stand tall, together, and pave the way for a future where our worth is never questioned, and our voices are always heard.

Here are a few personal tips how to get started:

Dive deep into self-discovery.

To truly understand yourself, dedicate uninterrupted time solely to your own thoughts, feelings, and experiences. Shut out the external noise—the echoes, voices, and opinions of others. If you’re young, seize this opportunity early; it lays the foundation for a more authentic and fulfilling future.

Challenge Limiting Beliefs.

Identify and challenge any limiting beliefs that hold you back from living authentically. Replace negative self-talk with empowering affirmations that reflect your worth and potential.

Learn to listen to your gut.

Your gut feeling is a powerful guide that often knows what’s best for you before your mind catches up. Practice tuning in to this innate wisdom by paying attention to the subtle signals and sensations in your body. Trusting your intuition can lead to more confident decision-making and a deeper connection with yourself.

Set Intentional Goals.

Define your own goals and aspirations based on your unique values and passions. Take deliberate steps towards realizing these goals, prioritizing progress over perfection.

Seek Growth Opportunities.

Embrace opportunities for growth and self-improvement, whether through education, travel, or new experiences. Stepping outside your comfort zone can lead to profound personal transformation.

Seek out free-spirited women.

Even if you’re strong and resilient, surrounding yourself with inspiring women is vital. Look for those who carve their own paths and will wholeheartedly support your journey towards authenticity and growth. Together, you can empower each other to embrace our unique selves and live life on our own terms.


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