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You deserve better: 70 things every Black woman must do now to live the life she wants!

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Black women aren’t living the lives we should. Many believe struggle, suffering, and misery is a Black woman’s destiny.  Don’t believe me? Read Black women’s magazines, go on social media, listen to our loved ones, go to our houses of worship or listen to our favorite Black celebrities (who want us to support their projects of course). They’re the ones telling us our hair isn’t good hair, our skin is too dark, we’re not Black enough, our asses are too big, we’re too smart, we’re too independent, we’re not dependent enough, we’re too bougie, too ghetto, over sexed and no one wants us. Look who supports these fools. CHILE’s us!! This leaves us unhappy, unhealthy, confused and down right depressed.  These negative and contradicting messages are taking a toll on us. Have you seen our health statistics? ¡Jesus Cristo (in Spanish)! Well, this stops now. You deserve better. This list tells you how. So here are 70 things every Black woman must do now to have the life she wants.

  1. Don’t let others dictate the terms of your life. Start living life on your terms.
  2. Wear your hair the way you want.
  3. Wear your makeup the way you want or don’t wear any at all. Remember, it’s your choice.
  4. Dress the way you want.
  5. Be who you want to be in a world that tries to tell you who you shouldn’t be.
  6. Boxes are made for clothes, not people. Step outside the box and step in your greatness.
  7. Guard your mind, spirit, and body.
  8. Let go of toxic relationships, even if it’s with family.
  9. Being nice doesn’t mean treated like trash. You deserve respect.
  10. If someone treats you like trash the first time, they’ll probably treat you like that again. Leave them alone.
  11. Support people who support you. Demand reciprocity.
  12. Stop being hard on yourself. Everyone makes mistakes. Forgive yourself and learn from them.
  13. Stop saying “I’m sorry” for no reason. You may not realize it, but you’re apologizing for being who you are. STOP!
  14. Don’t. Apologize. For. Being. You.
  15. Say no and don’t feel bad about it.
  16. Remember, no one is entitled to your time, energy, money, body or attention because of who they are or what they have. This is your life. (See #15)
  17. You don’t need the validation of others. The only person you have to prove something to is you.
  18. What we spend most of our time on is our priority. Ask yourself, what do you spend the most time on and do you want that to be your priority?
  19. Turn off the news and get off the internet. It only depresses you on purpose.
  20. Don’t argue with racists, sexist, bigots, strangers and random trolls on the internet. It’s a waste of your precious time. You’ll never change a mind that is emotionally and financially invested in your humiliation and subjugation.
  21. Block people and negativity ruthlessly!
  22. If someone doesn’t like you, so what. That’s their problem and their loss.
  23. Practice self-care. Self-care is an act of self-preservation and self-love. Protect and nurture your space, mind, body and spirit.
  24. Put yourself first. Take care of yourself. Get your checkups and listen to the doctor’s advice.
  25. Meditate, pray, dance, exercise, walk and listen to music more. Whatever it is; do things that alleviate negative stress.
  26. Get a massage. (HELLO Groupon)
  27. Date who you want.
  28. Remember you’re a prize! People must earn your time, energy, trust and love.
  29. Be mysterious!
  30. Fall in love with someone who loves you more than you love you.
  31. Travel to a different city, state or even country. (Get a passport)
  32. Try different foods.
  33. Make new friends.
  34. Learn a different language.
  35. Remember you deserve love and be loved.
  36. Love yourself the way you want someone else to love you.
  37. How you start in life, doesn’t have to be how you live your life. Walk your path.
  38. Don’t settle for mediocrity.
  39. Embrace change.
  40. Challenge yourself. Go beyond where you think you can go. Just when you think you’ve gone as far as you can, climb a little higher, dig a little deeper and push a little bit harder. Make a commitment to yourself and your deity (if you believe in one) to do this every single day.
  41. Try and succeed or fail. You’ll never know how far you can go until you try.
  42. Also, try your best!
  43. Trust your instincts. Your instincts exist to protect you.
  44. Unsure about your life? Surround yourself with positive and ambitious people. Behaviors are contagious. They’ll make you positive and ambitious.
  45. Inspire someone!
  46. Be inspired!
  47. Get a mentor.
  48. Be a mentor.
  49. Remember you’re more powerful than you think.
  50. Stop waiting for permission and give yourself permission.
  51. If you want something, get it.
  52. Inaction is an action. If we decide to do nothing, we can also decide to do something. You have a choice.
  53. Fear isn’t real. It’s a waste of time.
  54. If you don’t like the direction of your life, change it. When we change our minds, we can change our reality.
  55. Don’t let someone else’s limitations on you become your expectations.
  56. Believe in yourself, your dreams and your destiny.
  57. Learn something new!
  58. Create a dream board and put everything you want on it.
  59. Write down your goals.
  60. Create action steps to achieve them.
  61. Focus and work on your goals.
  62. Never give up on your goals.
  63. If someone doesn’t believe in you, so what. What matters is that you believe in yourself.
  64. If you’re having a bad day, don’t forget some people didn’t get a chance to see today. Be grateful for the gift of life.
  65. Remember you’re supposed to be here.
  66. You’re responsible for your life.
  67. Fall in love with you today.
  68. Laugh more!
  69. Be yourself!
  70. Love more and enjoy life!

Please feel free to add to this list. Black women are a special and selfless bunch. I want so much for you. I’m tired of seeing us struggle when we don’t have to. Try to take my unsolicited advice. Print out this page and read this list every day. You deserve this. You earned this. Today go out and do this. The only limit you have is the one you’ve placed on yourself.  Think and be limitless!

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12 comments

  1. shameecka winans 21 January, 2016 at 20:14 Reply

    you seem arrogant as hell. and incase you didn’t know being culturely illiterate is stupid. sure guys when blacks get shot by police on tv ignore it because she said don’t watch the news. become a selfish little peice of s**t because you read this blog on how to. completely ignore the beautiful black race and how it is crumbling because their voces aren’t being heard by you. i hope you can sleep at night.

    • DARLENE 6 June, 2017 at 08:00 Reply

      I get your point but just like the writter, you did not get your point Across. The anger in your reply did not help her to understand that she too needs to heal. Why? Because you are asking an audience to solve a problem without looking at the source. We black women are not the source of the problem but we need to hold ourselvesaccontable . I saw no sympathy or explanation of why we are bitter! Date who you want? A black man was told by his white girl recently her daughter wasn’t black ( get out is real because they will fuck you but never respect or understand you) not all but this type of thinking is why our population is dwindling because it’s ok for other races to condemn for stepping outside their race but not black people? Do me a favor love, never reach out to fellow black woman in the way you didn’t when trying to encourage her that she too needs help.

  2. Lajuana Hilton 29 February, 2016 at 19:38 Reply

    Those comments appear to be coming out of left field… did you read the article? Where is your anger even directed?

  3. Kimi 2 March, 2016 at 09:05 Reply

    #20
    Don’t argue with racists, sexist, bigots, strangers and random TROLLS on the internet. It’s a waste of your precious time. You’ll never change a mind that is emotionally and financially invested in your humiliation and subjugation.

    Keep it positive and keep it movin 😀

  4. ruudvanboles 2 March, 2016 at 14:07 Reply

    from the 70 i have seen some 20; all liked them!!. The one that stands out (in my opinion) “don’t wait for permission; give your self permission.”.

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