International Women’s Day (March 8) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. It’s been occurring for well over a century and continues to grow in strength, acting as a call to action for accelerating gender parity. “The story of women’s struggle for equality belongs to no single feminist nor to any one organization but to the collective efforts of all who care about human rights,” says world-renowned feminist, journalist and social and political activist Gloria Steinem.
This International Women’s Day, in addition to recognizing all the other amazing women out there, we want to make sure all you ladies celebrate your own amazing achievements! Live today, heck, live everyday like the boss queen you are!
7 Ways to Let Your Hair Down this Women’s Day
1. Watch a movie or show with a kick ass leading lady:
Get pumped up while watching your fav gals take on life. Whether that means binge watching all your favorite episodes of Sex and the City, or channeling your inner Katniss Everdeen – we say go for it. Inspiration is a huge motivator and having positive role models is a proven key to success.
Living in London or New York? Take your experience from the screen to the stage and watch Wicked, one of the longest running musicals that stars two women as the leading ladies: Elphaba and Glinda. The story revolves around their friendship and what good and evil really entails. Sure, they face some drama with family, boys, power – you know, the usual. But in the end, their bond overcomes these obstacles.
2. Go wine tasting:
Treat yourself to some red, white, and pink. Perfect as an all-day activity or a weekend getaway, surround yourself amidst gorgeous vineyards, sip on wine, and spend some quality time with your best gal pals. If you don’t live near any wine tasting spots, host your own wine night or head out to your favorite wine bar. Point is – pop the bottle and let the good times flow.
3. Take a day trip:
Life is busy. Life is chaotic. Every now and then, a little R&R is much needed. Be spontaneous and go on a day trip this week. Psychologists, as well as these highly successful people, all agree that a vacation is, indeed, extremely good for your health. You’ll return feeling refreshed, happy, and motivated. Bon voyage!
4. Go out dancing:
Dancing isn’t just fun – it’s good for you! It improves mental health, is an awesome workout, and makes you happy. There are tons of ways to enjoy dancing. You can head to your favorite club, take a dance class, or simply put on some music at home. In the famous words of Lady Gaga, just dance!
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5. Do something adventurous:
Channel your inner dare devil, be spontaneous, and do something new. Whether it’s renting a jet ski and racing through the water, or dangling your feet over a city during a thrilling helicopter ride – get your adrenaline pumping. After all, Woman’s Day is all about embracing your strength and taking on the world. This week, have some fun while doing so!
6. Go on a beer tour or pub crawl:
Whoever thinks beer is a guys drink is wrong. Very wrong. Get your hands on some amazing craft beers with a local beer tour. Or, liven up the party and make it a pub crawl. Gather your friends and put on your argon socks – it’s time for some pub golf!
7. Go on a bike ride:
It can be tough to find that perfect balance between work and play. Especially when you’re trying to keep up with a demanding and hectic schedule, you kind of just want to catch up on sleep when you finally get a break. This Women’s Day, instead, catch up with one of your real-life leading ladies. Whether it’s your mom, sister, grandma, best friend – anyone – a bike ride is an excellent activity to spend with someone.
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