Resolutions Are Always Difficult to Stick To
Resolutions might seem easy to accomplish when you’re writing them down, but over the course of the year, the vast majority of people end up dropping resolutions and completely disregarding them. I’m normally one of these lazy types, but in 2022, I want to improve myself no matter how tough it may be. Thus far, it has admittedly been hard to keep up with some of my goals, but if what they say is true—that failing is part of learning—then I’m on the right path!
Jokes aside, we all, in one way or another, bite off more than we can chew when it comes to self-improvement, even though the truth is that it’s impossible to change everything we find lacking about ourselves in a single year. That’s why it’s important to take things one day at a time, and to settle on resolutions that don’t demand too much energy of you. Personally, I’ve found that focusing on a few key areas has made me not only a lot happier, but a lot more receptive to both subtle and significant shifts in lifestyle.
I Definitely Ate Too Much Fast Food
Fast food is a constant temptation of mine: it looks, smells, and tastes delicious, and it’s everywhere you look—there are countless fast-food chains around the country, and in just about every major city in the world!
One of my goals this year was to eliminate fast food from my diet, and to eat out only occasionally. This proved a lot more difficult than anticipated; I was constantly bombarded with advertisements that made me crave burgers and fries, and unfortunately, I gave in to chicken tenders, chocolate shakes, and hash browns galore! I felt guilty about backpedaling but realized that completely cutting fast food out of my life is impractical, and accordingly decided that it’s okay to eat junk once in a while—just not so much that I gain weight and lose progress!
It’s Challenging to Get Outdoors More Often
At the beginning of last year, I decided to start going outside more frequently. Staying in touch with the natural world has so many benefits; in fact, people who immerse themselves in nature report feeling happier, calmer, and more present. Practically speaking, my goal was to leave the house for at least an hour per day and tour the neighborhood, but toward the end of fall, the weather became too cold for me to remain outside, and I ended up spending most of my free time indoors, which wasn’t ideal. I was, at the very least, outside a lot more than usual during the summer, but I would have liked to be more active in the winter.
In preparation for this year, I’ve looked into winter activities that will keep me engaged and have also researched ways to keep myself warm during longer walks. Nature is beautiful no matter the season, and it is a running priority of mine to enjoy it at all possible costs. Of course, there are always obstacles and setbacks, but the way in which we address these issues is what makes life more enjoyable, and what makes us feel better about ourselves.
Taking My Appearance More Seriously
Over the last five or so years, my appearance has changed. It’s hard to pin down the reason for this, but it probably has something to do with my age and diet. In order to look better, I’ve read a lot of informational style blogs that offer fresh, innovative ideas: flashier clothes, better hairstyles, and exciting workout routines that prioritize muscle toning and body tightening.
But what good is any of this if my face makes me look older than I am? So, I’ve determined that the most efficient way to look fantastic would be to take the plunge and get a male facelift procedure. I’ll look younger, and surely, my confidence will increase tenfold. I can’t wait to look like I used to!