We find ourselves in a world were women are expected to be as strong as men, we are expected to be able to do the same work as men, and live up to the standards that were set for men years ago. I know what it is like to have to be the mom, check the oil, mow the lawn, and hold down a full time job. In the midst of this we seem to have lost the ability to be feminine. Being feminine does not mean we cry when we break a nail, or that we are weak. It simply means that we accept who we are women. We have qualities that are different from men which is what attracts men to us.
If you have found that you have forgotten how to be feminine, I have some tips that may help you out. First is makeup. How beautiful do you feel when you do your makeup and fix your hair? Many times we go out looking like we just rolled out of bed, we put our hair in a messy bun, throw on the sweats, and head out the door. We can accentuate our femininity if we simply take a few minutes to put some make up on. This does not have to be an hour long routine, a few minutes will do just fine.
Long hair is very feminine. Most women today cut their hair very short. This is a masculine trait. If you let your hair grow you will feel and look more feminine. Now letting your hair grow and throwing it in a ponytail every day will do no good. Fix your hair each day before you go out. You will feel better about yourself and it is a subtle way to remind the world that even though you can do all the things a man can do, you are still a woman.
Be pleasant. If you want to be feminine, work on your attitude. If you are grumpy and cursing all of the time then you are not acting feminine. Don’t constantly start arguments with those around you and do not yell at people. Have you ever seen a woman yelling at a man and demeaning him? What did you think about her? Chances are you did not think to highly of her. Be joyful and positive.
Wear perfume. Women should smell good. They shouldn’t smell like sweaty men. It doesn’t matter if you work in a factory full of men, at least you should smell good. Use lotions that are lightly scented. Focus on taking care of your skin and ensuring it is clean. This goes for your nails to. Feminine women should not have dirt caked under their nails.
Being feminine is something many women still want to do. It does not mean bowing down to a man and doing everything you are told. It means that you take care of yourself as a woman and love who you are. We as women should not have to constantly prove to men that we are able to do everything they do. The fact is we can do whatever we want and if being feminine is something you want to do that is perfectly acceptable.