Being a girl is difficult as is – especially when it comes at a price – through the never-ending rules of girl code. In turn – at least one time in your life – you may find yourself having to brush up on these DOs and DONTs. Fortunately, these 10 Best Tips on Girl Code serve as the perfect guide in doing so – by helping you care for yourself, as well as other girls around you.
1. Eat What You Want.
In a society – where photoshop has become almost mandatory – don’t feel obligated to look like the model on the magazine cover. Diets and juice cleanses aren’t every girl’s cup of tea – and that’s okay – because we all come in a variety of shapes and sizes. Being a size 2 may look like the only option; But fortunately, you’ll find that it’s a whole lot easier being true to who you are – even if that means upgrading your burger to a double.
2. Be Respectful.
Us girls have a hard enough time as is – without the benefactor that comes through that of our own gender. Don’t be a Regina George – or “mean girl” – by finding any and every way to be hateful. Instead, be understanding to the needs of those around you, and realize that there are going to be other girls out there – who act and think much differently than you do. Fortunately, you don’t have to let this serve as a valid reason for bringing them down.
3. Always Carry Back Ups.
No matter whether it’s pads, tampons, hair ties – or all of the above – always be sure to carry enough for two; you never know who you might cross paths with. An unexpected circumstance has happened to every girl at some point – even you. These types of situations are never fun to deal with, especially when you feel as though you’re having to deal with them alone. Fortunately, carrying backups prevents these problems from escalating – and/or helps to avoid these mishaps altogether.
4. Be Supportive.
Be happy for her – she’s your friend after all. If she finds herself succeeding in life – whether it comes in the form of a new car, new career, or new home – then be supportive. Fortunately, congratulations can go a long way in showing her you care. Not only that but will serve as a reminder – of just how proud you are – of all that she’s accomplished. Times like these oftentimes have the potential of making others jealous, but don’t let this be the case for you; instead of being envious of your friend’s growth, be joyful for it.
5. Show Gratitude.
One of the biggest mistakes you can make is taking your friends for granted. It doesn’t matter if you are best friends, and have known each other for 10 years – or new friends, and have known each other for 2 months. You never know what could happen in a day’s time – so always be sure to show your girls how grateful you are to have them in your life. This takes place more often than one might think, eventually leading to a friendship full of resentment. Just remember, they’ve been there for you through it all, so be sure and find a creative way to show them just how thankful you are.
6. Be A Shoulder To Lean On.
If you find your best girl crying on the stairs – of her front porch – the last thing you want to do is walk away. Instead, take a few minutes out of your time to encourage her. Stay attentive – listening to all she has to say – before butting in. In doing so, she’ll realize that she isn’t alone in this and that you’re right there with her – just as friends should be; one day she’ll do the same for you.
7. Enclose The Details, Don’t Expose Them.
If your friend tells you something – and ends it off with “You’re the only one I’ve told” – don’t be the one that blabs. This is never a pretty spot to be in – and isn’t a good look for you – or your friend. If word gets out and comes back to you, you’ll find that a lot more time will be invested in trying to rebuild that trust. In turn, whatever goes in one ear stays there; don’t expose the details, but enclose them.
8. Be Honest.
It’s okay to tell your girlfriends how you feel. Just beware, it won’t always be easy – based on the severity of the situation. However, friendship is a lot more likely to endure, as opposed to a friendship that’s built on lies. Not only that, but you won’t have to carry such a burden on your shoulders – and will notice your friendship begin to grow – in knowing that you can be honest with one another.
9. Never Fail To Be Kind.
Kindness is key; for oftentimes there’s a girl out there – just like you – who is trying to make the best of her life. However, what she’s doing to better herself may go unseen to the eye. That’s why it’s important to be kind to the other girls you encounter. In turn, don’t be afraid to give her compliments – or uplift her in any way that you know how; in doing so, you fight against an ever thriving world that tries to bring her down. Someone might even return the favor.
10. Be True.
Always stay true to your friend; there may be times when the two of you are going through a number of hardships. But even so, don’t let that rift cause you to act any differently than you would otherwise. In other words, continue to be true to the friendship – despite the fight that may have ensued – so that when you guys come to your friendship will only be stronger.
We hope that these 10 tips help you – and your girlfriends. Be sure to share and let us know your girl code in the comments below!
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Whitney is a senior at Missouri State University - majoring in English/Creative Writing and minoring in Journalism. In her free time she enjoys freelance writing - and creating content for her blog. She writes to encourage/uplift others - and hopes to one day have her own magazine column.