Being a strong independent woman is not easy, and it is not the product of only functional studies. There are many things and traits that a woman must develop to be a strong lady. A woman should find the best in every situation, be frank and open-minded and work hard to improve themselves to be a healthy, independent woman. Some of the other traits that an independent lady should develop include: 1. Speak your mind A strong woman speaks her mind, with the confidence and expresses her feelings with honesty. This is a necessary trait to develop in the present world, where everyone is free to speak and express themselves—becoming independent means speaking one’s heart out and what one wants rather than what one wants to show. 2. Identity crisis Never lose your identity; be yourself. If you see losing yourself in the crowd, back off from it. You don’t need support to be you; you are your self and identity. Hold that position. 3. Relaxation and Preparedness You will be able to tackle any situation only when you have a calm mind and are relaxed in any case. Even if you face a tough situation, try to keep yourself calm and don’t reveal your mind to other people. If you think you may face a problem, be ready to deal with it. Be prepared for the roadblocks coming ahead. 4. Create your Path It is good to be offbeat sometimes, create your path differently than the others. Chase dreams, even if the way leading to the fulfilment of goals is different from usual. Never be afraid to get what you want. Fly high and be keen to follow the new path; everyone will respect you and take you seriously. 5. Don’t Cry or Overreact Crying and overacting shows you are weak, be brave for your situation. Never seek attention through tears; it creates a bad image. Never drop your level as it would decrease your confidence in yourself too. Be what you are always! 6. Walk away from Bad Situations There is always a bad situation at some point in time, where we find ourselves stuck up. Though it might not be easy for you to come out, you will have to do it for yourself. Confidence is the key in this situation, with boost confidence, and the independent lady will have the strength to face any dark situation. 7. Pay your Way Don’t count on others to pay for your stuff, even if it is not a big deal. Always try to do things/pay on your own. This would also help you to handle your finances efficiently and save too 8. Accept situations as they are Accept whatever situation is going in your life. Not accepting truth (no matter how bad it is) will only mess up your life and mind and you couldn’t do anything about it. As a result, the situation will get more complicated. So, accept the case, go with it, and you will be familiar with it soon. 9. Recognize Assets Understand and recognize your potential, once you do that you would never put yourself in a low level. Be fearless in every manner and soon you’ll see no one will underestimate your power, strong independent woman! 10. No Unrealistic Expectations Never keep unrealistic expectations; it hurts. Don’t trust someone too quickly and too much. If the person breaks your heart, you would be scattered into pieces. Always be there for yourself and ever be dependent on others. 11. Don’t get Spoiled Being independent means sometimes people may take advantage of your freedom and you might end up in a problem or a trap. Always access every situation carefully and wisely. Don’t indulge in anything from where you can’t get back. 12. Stands with Conviction Always put forward your point, don’t shy away from speaking your mind. Don’t stop yourself thinking about others. Otherwise, people will never appreciate you or take you seriously. Anything you try to do, do with conviction. 13. Value Time An independent woman is clear about time and how to manage time for work and personal life. She is clear about what to do and what not to, and won’t waste precious time. Always take time seriously and value time. 14. Bounce Back Everyone faces problems and issues in life. But that doesn’t mean we remain stuck to that problem forever. If you have encountered a problem, make sure to bounce back from it. Show the world that, if you are the reason for the problem, then it is only you, the beautiful independent woman who can improve it with all your strength. 15. Know your Value There may be situations in life when someone else would try to make you fall, lose your power or independence. Don’t surrender and don’t lose confidence! Stand your ground and your identity, and you’ll know how priceless you are. 16. Pamper Yourself Being an independent woman doesn’t only need courage, it needs good health and strength too. Take care of yourself and pamper yourself to stay happy from inside too. You should be able to take good care of yourself, and it is about caring for your body and health. 17. Dreams come first Always chase your dreams; they don’t come second. Don’t let anything come between you and your goal. Always be dedicated and do lots of hard work to achieve your goal and complete the journey. Remember, never sacrifice ambition for others! 18. Never stop Learning Learning is a continuous process, and one cannot gain all the knowledge in the world. It is a never-ending process. Being independent and robust requires knowledge, involves yourself in learning or trying to have your own sense of understanding about various things. 19. Don’t let others dictate Relationships An independent woman can have a relationship too, but it should be healthy, and she should be treated equally and respectfully. One should never let anyone else dictate in a relationship. Never be with a partner who disrespects you and attempts to control freedom. 20. Show Patience Sometimes, patience is right; don’t act on the first impulse. Always be calm in situations, take enough time to think about a situation or a solution. 21. Don’t fall in the trap of Haters Haters are everywhere, in life, social media and even in the street. They harass people, troll them to break the confidence and peace of mind of people. Don’t fall in their trap! You can be the next target but don’t rise yourself to this! Get engrossed in work so that you don’t have time to notice these kinds of stuff. 22. Don’t neglect Opportunities Opportunities come to people who work hard and seek them, and you are the seeker. Your hard work matters and always focus on grabbing the opportunities that come to you. Maintain your standards, dreams, and aspirations as high and take every profitable opportunity that comes your way. Independent women have much self-control. It is about controlling emotions, finances, time and life. Being in control of choices, decisions, and lifestyle acts as a massive boost to a woman’s self-esteem and confidence. Self-control is a great virtue and asset of life, treasure and follows it! Strong and independent women carve out their paths and lead on them, just like it should be!