The discourse of feminism is not dead: Many women still struggle with the image of the submissive housewife who stays at home all day. For many, being a woman now means being an independent person who can make her choices. However, sometimes it is difficult to describe oneself as independent when you still prefer to rely on others, men or even your parents, to give you a hand with basic everyday skills. By learning these skills you can help to change things.
Decorating And Painting
For many women, decorating the house should be the work of a professional painter. Wrong! All you need is a brush and some paint to give your living room a bright and fresh touch which will let you take full ownership of your home. You can proudly say “I did it myself” as your guests admire the result. If you are new to painting walls, you can start with small, playful projects to get used to it; maybe focus your effort on some decorative elements, such as a picture frame, instead of the wall, or start practising with a colouring book.
Brushes by Luiz Jorge Artista
You might think that sewing died out in the 1960s, but in truth, those who can sew have more freedom regarding decoration and fashion. Think about it: Sewing can enable you to fix clothes that are damaged or not well fitted, to replace your curtains, to make attractive cushion covers, and even to design your own clothes when you are feeling confident enough. The possibilities are endless, and as a happy bonus: You can save a lot of money too! You will find plenty of online tutorials and craft centers that can help you onto the path of sewing. All you need is a sturdy sewing machine, such as the singer 4411 sewing machine for example, to start designing new outfits!
Basic Car Maintenance
Don’t be that woman who is stuck on the side of the road because she doesn’t know how to change a wheel. If you think that car work is not for girls, think again: Elizabeth II, the current Queen of Great Britain, served as a mechanic during the war. She knew exactly how to change a tyre, service the oil of a vehicle, change a broken lightbulb, set a new car battery and even change brake pads. Being able to maintain your car and to service the essential elements can save you a lot of money and troubles in the long term.
Stop buying processed foods; it is well-known that cooking your own food is the healthier option. Stop saying that you can’t cook: All you have to do is to follow a recipe. Your body will be grateful for it.
You live now in a world of digital. Consequently, you need to know what is going wrong and how to fix most common issues. Thankfully, most IT related issues are caused by installation and update errors and are relatively easy to sort out. While you don’t have to become a living geek, it is important to stop giving in to techno-fear and fully embrace technology as an everyday tool that is man-made. There’s nothing magical in it, therefore no reason why you couldn’t make it work!