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That girl checklist

I’m sure you’ve all heard of “that girl” and seen videos of “that girl” while scrolling on Instagram or TikTok. Where a girl shares her morning routine, evening routine or a typical day in her life, where she works out, has a healthy meal, journals and overall feels good and inspires you to do the same!

But being “that girl” isn’t about conforming to a specific stereotype or image. It’s about embracing your unique qualities and values and living authentically and confidently. Focus on being the best version of yourself and cultivating qualities that align with your true essence.

Here are some tips to help you cultivate those qualities:

that girl checklist

1. Be self-confident

Confidence is key to being “that girl.” Work on building your self-confidence by acknowledging your strengths and accomplishments. Focus on positive self-talk and practice self-compassion. Set and achieve goals to boost your confidence over time. Embrace your true self and authenticity. Don’t try to be someone you’re not or conform to others’ expectations. Celebrate your uniqueness and quirks, and let your true personality shine through in your interactions and relationships.

2. Positive mindset

Cultivate a positive mindset and focus on the good in yourself and others. Practice gratitude and optimism, and look for the silver lining in challenging situations. A positive attitude can help you navigate life’s ups and downs with grace and resilience and it can empower you to take control of your life and pursue your goals and passions.

3. Build genuine connections

Build genuine connections with others based on honesty, trust, and mutual respect. Surround yourself with people who appreciate you for who you are and support your growth and well-being. Invest in meaningful relationships that enrich your life and bring you joy. Cut negative and toxic people out of your life and unfollow and unfriend negative influences. Focus on true friendship and genuine connections.

4. Create a vision board

A vision board helps you clarify and visualize your goals, dreams, and aspirations. By collecting images, quotes, and symbols that represent your desires, you create a clear picture of what you want to achieve. Having your goals and dreams visually represented in front of you can serve as a constant reminder of what you’re working towards. This can boost motivation and help you stay focused on taking the necessary steps to achieve your dreams.

When you regularly look at your vision board, you’re engaging in positive visualisation, which can help reinforce your belief in your ability to achieve your goals. Placing your vision board in a visible location can hold you accountable for your goals. When others know what you’re working towards, they can offer support and encouragement, and you may feel more motivated to follow through on your commitments.

5. Be specific and dream big

When you are specific about your goals, you have a clear understanding of what you want to achieve. This clarity helps you focus your efforts and resources toward activities that align with your objectives, increasing your chances of success. This is especially important when creating your vision board, you want to be as specific as possible and dream big, not limit yourself. Embrace your biggest dreams, set specific goals, and pursue them with passion and determination.

6. Create routines

Routines help you streamline your daily activities, making you more efficient and productive. When you have set times and processes for completing tasks, you waste less time figuring out what to do next and can focus on getting things done. Consistency is key to achieving long-term goals. By incorporating routines into your life, you establish consistent habits and behaviors that support your objectives. Consistency helps you make steady progress over time and prevents setbacks.

Avoid feeling overwhelmed by keeping your routines simple. When we overcomplicate our routines, we fall into the all-or-nothing mindset which causes us to give up and go back-to-back habits. Especially when starting a new habit and a new routine, it’s best to start simple and create a routine that we can stick to.

7. Move your body

Exercise to feel good about yourself. Exercising regularly will enhance your well-being as it realises endorphins and relieves stress. Exercise will help you build your confidence and feel good about yourself! You don’t need to go for a long run, you don’t even need to leave the house, you can do something at home. Start small and do 20 squats, if your legs aren’t aching go for 30! Or do star jumps for 1 minute. Do anything that will get your blood pumping and your body moving.

8. Prioritise your mental health

Prioritising your mental health is crucial for overall well-being, engage in activities that promote mental and emotional well-being, such as exercise, mindfulness meditation, spending time in nature, practicing relaxation techniques, or pursuing hobbies you enjoy. Make self-care a priority and schedule regular time for activities that recharge and rejuvenate you.

Identify sources of stress in your life and develop strategies to cope with them effectively, such as journaling. Prioritising your mental health is not selfish; it’s essential for your overall well-being and resilience. By taking proactive steps to care for your mental health, you can improve your quality of life and better cope with life’s challenges.

9. Surround yourself with motivation

Surround yourself with people who uplift and encourage you. Minimize exposure to negative influences or toxic relationships that can undermine your mental health. Cultivate a supportive environment at work and home that promotes open communication, collaboration, and mutual respect. This means in real life and online too, unfollow anyone who triggers negative feelings or doesn’t support you.

10. Eat healthy but indulge now and again

Eating healthy while indulging occasionally is a balanced approach to nutrition that can support both physical health and mental well-being. You want to fuel your body with healthy and nutritious food but not completely restrict yourself, especially to the point where you’re not happy, treat yourself now and then by indulging in your favourite food, it’s all about balance.

11. Self-care, dress up, feel good in your skin

Do whatever you need to do to feel good in your skin. This could mean wearing clothes that fit well, flatter your body type, and reflect your style. Experiment with different colors, patterns, and styles to find what makes you feel your best. It could also mean treating yourself to occasional pampering sessions to boost your confidence and well-being. This could involve getting a massage, getting your hair done, getting a manicure or pedicure, or indulging in a spa day. Taking time to care for yourself can help you feel rejuvenated and refreshed

12. Focus on self-improvement

Be “that girl” by focusing on self-improvement. You can focus on self-improvement by setting clear goals and creating a personal development plan for achieving your goals. Break down your goals into smaller, actionable steps, and create a timeline for achieving them. Regularly review and adjust your plan as needed to stay on track and make progress toward your objectives. Focusing on self-improvement can also be investing in learning and growth, practicing self-reflection, and embracing challenges and failures.

13. Organise your space

Clear spaces make for clear minds. Organising your space creates room in your mind to relax and it can have a significant impact on your productivity, mood, and overall well-being. Start by decluttering your space to remove items that you no longer need or use. Go through each area of your space systematically, sorting items into categories such as keep, donate, or discard. Be ruthless in your decision-making to create more space and reduce visual clutter. Add personal touches and decorative elements to make your space feel inspiring, such as plants, rugs, and decorative accessories to reflect your style.

14. Invest in learning

Be “that girl” by investing in your education and learning. Investing in learning is one of the most valuable investments you can make in yourself. Continuous learning not only expands your knowledge and skills but also opens up new opportunities for personal and professional growth. You can invest in your learning through reading, online courses, apps such as Duolingo, or through work experience. Embrace a mindset of lifelong learning and personal growth. Stay curious and open-minded, and seek out opportunities for learning and self-improvement. Be willing to step outside your comfort zone and challenge yourself to grow and evolve.

Laura x

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