I don’t normally make new years resolutions. I’m generally pretty bad about them anyways, so whats the point? I’ve made one this year, though. I started it a bit early, about mid December when the idea occurred to me, and think it is something I can manage. I’m going to focus on improving my personal hygiene. Of course, that makes me sound like I have horrible hygiene, which I don’t, but I know it could be better. I’ve gotten lazy about things like shaving since I got married. My wife deserves better, and I would like to look/feel better about my appearance, so I’m going for it.
It’s one of those horrible truths in life that we tend to get lazy about maintaining ourselves once we are in a steady, stable relationship. When we’re single and early on in relationships, we make every effort to keep ourselves looking our best. We watch our weight, we shave, shower, perfume, groom, etc to our best abilities. Then, once we’ve decided that this person is special enough to keep in our lives, we quit trying. While I understand the biology here (look our best to attract a mate, once attracted, no longer need to put the effort in to look our best), that doesn’t mean I have to like it. Once we have found that special someone, don’t they deserve our best? So, I’m going to do a little towards that goal. Get back in to a regular shower and shaving routine, make a habit of getting haircuts on a regular basis, try to remember cologne, dress better… basically try to take my personal upkeep from acceptable to good. If it works out well, maybe I’ll shoot for great for the second half of the year.