Health and Wellness experts on Friday urged women to embrace the uniqueness of their womanhood through self-awareness, ethics and passion to achieve success.
They gave the advice at the 2019 International Women’s Day Seminar with the theme: “Balanced for Better,’’ held in Lagos.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the seminar was organised by Thrive Women Solutions.
A Consultant Physician and Wellness Enthusiast, Dr. Obielumani Ideh, urged women to change their mindsets by embracing the uniqueness of their womanhood to achieve balance and happiness.
Ideh said that balance and wholeness begins from the brain, being the power house of everything affecting the woman’s health.
She advised women to constantly be observant about the changes in their bodies with each monthly cycle and go for regular checkups to enjoy wholesomeness.
“The mindset you have has been proven to be the determinant of success or failure and the critical balance is between expectations and reality.
“Achieving that balance starts from the brain which is crucial to the wellbeing of a woman.
“Balance is not static and can be achieved in spite of several factors that disrupt it,’’ Ideh said.
Also, Mrs Rosemary Onyebigwa, the Convener, Thrive Women Solutions, advised women to ensure that children of both sexes were not raised differently to achieve the goal of gender equality.
Commenting, Ms Cynthia Umoru, Technical Adviser, Youth and Gender in the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, challenged women to be bold and expend efforts in following their passions to record outstanding success.
Umoru urged them to stand true to their dreams and should not be derailed by the society and environment in achieving balance and happiness.
“I say to all women here to be challenged out of their comfort zones to thrive.
“Challenges come with loneliness, pains, but the goal must be clear and diligence must be in place to achieve the set goal.
“You must acknowledge and pursue your innate gift waiting to be delivered and for that, you need audacity to thrive,’’ she said.
Also, Mrs Margaret Olele, the Chief Executive Officer, American Business Council Nigeria, advised women to be emotionally intelligent in handling issues of gender harassment by loving self above society’s expectations.
Olele said that the importance of self-love pushed women to feed every aspect of their lives with balanced nutrition to enjoy a fulfilled and balanced life.
“The reality is that self-love is very crucial and when you love yourself, you will feed yourself with the right food for your mind, soul and spirit to achieve greatness,’’ she said.
Olele urged women to be more deliberate and intentional about mentoring other women in helping to balance their thoughts to take them to the next level.
In her remarks, Mrs Sheri Adegbenro, the Chief Audit and Compliance Officer, Eko Electricity Distribution Plc, urged women to be ethical in the discharge of their duties in spite of societal norms.
Adegbenro also urged them to keep learning and reading to enhance performance at the work place, saying “it is easier to make an impact in a developing country than a developed one’’.
According to her, when you sign an offer letter, you are agreeing with what is contained therein and must do your best at achieving the goal.
Adegbenro advised women to acknowledge that imperfections and failures were part of life and must do everything to get up from it.