Fascinating Womanhood (one of my favorite RPW books!) talks about the importance of inner serenity, which is crucial to being feminine.
I was someone that always had social anxiety, and general anxiety, constantly ruminating and worrying about the future. I was always paranoid of what others people thought of me.
In the past few weeks I'm going through an interesting period of my life, thinking a lot about our roles as a woman in a marriage and our life meaning in general. I wrote down a few thoughts about inner serenity in my journal that I'd like to share with anyone who struggles with anxiety or depression:
Inner Serenity is: 1) Being happy in the moment. 2) Not worrying about the future - we will handle it when we get there. 3) Accepting yourself - not worrying what others think of you. There will always be people who like and dislike you. 4) Feeling compassion for others, not criticizing. 5) Feeling happy about being alive today. 6) Letting go of worries at the end of the day. 7) Not looking for luck, it will come to you when the time is right. 8) Focusing on radiating happiness. 9) Not worrying about downtime, meaning any negative feelings are temporary and they will always pass.
It's easy to get caught up in our futures or our problems, but in the end, it's important that you are happy today and happy tomorrow. Trust me, your man will appreciate this.