5. It requires discipline. Keeping your life as stress-free as possible; building healthy relationships; staying emotionally healthy; keeping up one’s hair, nails, clothes (however you choose wear them); staying fit and healthy; finding a workout that works for you; preparing nutritious food, and not relying on fast food; learning make-up techniques to enhance oneself, and so forth, takes due diligence. Yes, they are NECESSARY. Yes, these activities have VALUE (because you do!). Maintaining your femininity does not have to be a misery and will not be, when everything you do is an extension of your feminine self.
Discipline, is defined by Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary, in part, as follows:
Beloved readers, I have had a whirlwind love affair with discipline ever since I was young(er), because it produces results.
As a child I was –I still am– very result-oriented, thanks to my parents’ instruction and military-brat up-bringing.
The reason discipline and femininity go hand in hand, is not solely because they produce powerful results in a variety of situations –which they do; but, because you are a woman of value. (Oh yes, indeed you are!)
Things of value take work to attain, maintain, protect, nurture, and appreciate.
Discipline makes sure that (sometimes hard) work gets done.
“Work” can be a treat or a treatment; it depends on how much you value what you are working for, beloved readers.
The daily upkeep of your emotional health, physical health, mental health, skin, hair, nails, social life, wardrobe/personal style, and so forth need not be “chores,” when they are done as an extension of your feminine-self.
That is not to say that pleasurable work is “easy”; however “good” hard work is pleasant.
Work, discipline, diligence, and all their synonyms are a part of femininity.
What they look like depends on the sincere, healthy expression of your unique femininity.
It is easy to forget yourself in the meelee of everyday life. If not for yourself, be disciplined to put work into yourself for those that need you at your best.You work for everyone else, beloved readers, and this is just a gentle reminder to work for yourself as well.
You are of (great) value!
I outlined my full creed here, beloved readers.