As many women agree, society can put pressure to do it all – to be a superwoman. Sometimes we might want to do it all, but then there are times we cannot. That is okay because we are human and we all need balance. Whether it is a “yes” or a “no”, establishing boundaries, knowing your limits and expressing yourself is key. “No” is a complete sentence that needs no explanation and it is not being rude. Do not fall trap of being voluntold. A superwoman asserts herself and is confident. If you want to learn more about being more assertive in the workplace check out the book, Nice Girls Don’t Get the Corner Office by Lois P. Frankel.

Besides this Lois P. Frankel’s book I recommend reading Dr. Amy Freeman’s book about work-life balance, Stress Less: 10 Balancing Insights on Work and Life. I did a Mademoiselle Spotlight on her last year and talked about how she is an inspiration to me as an Black Woman in STEM. She is a wonderful mentor and in her book I learned so many things about how I can achieve work-life balance.

Her book is one I will keep on my bookshelf and re-read. There are a few books that I find myself re-reading and have added a few of them on my useful books page. After re-reading her book I reevaluated how to become a better superwoman and achieve work-life balance. Breaks are good and change is good. I am grateful for all the opportunities, projects, learn new things, and all of the people I have met in-person and online. Here’s to new beginnings, changes, adventures and having a more balanced life.

Every woman is a superwoman. A superwoman does not have to do everything all at once and say yes to everybody. Don’t stress yourself out too much trying to be a superwoman and doing things that are beyond your control. Take charge of the things you can control and accept the things you cannot control.

Do you feel as a woman you never take off your superwoman cape? How do you live a more balanced life? Share below.

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