My relationship with my hair (The ones on my head i.e.) has been rocky to say the least. I had mentioned before, that I hate haircuts. Experiencing hair loss for quite a few years, I had made up my mind that I will not end up like Pathetic Fool 6. In the beginning of the year, I had decided that I would exit with dignity, and that time has come.
Few days ago, I made the leap and shaved all the hair off my head, for good. This was a moment I had been dreading for years, but surprisingly, the act ended up being liberating beyond measure. I can think of the following ways it has improved my life
No need to comb anymore. One less thing to keep.
No need to apply Minoxidil anymore. Further saving of money, no more low blood pressure.
No need to wait for the tresses to dry after a shower.
No need to worry about hiding the slowly-expanding bald-spot on the top of my head.
Haircuts are now a thing of the past. It is so liberating to shave my own head without having to speak to someone or going somewhere. Further saving of money.
No need to wear a cap while swimming.
No need to worry that wearing a helmet will squash my hair flat. Plus points for safety.
No need to worry that getting wet in the rain will squash my hair flat. The rain drops just roll right off.
Hair not getting in my eyes anymore.
No bad hair days.
No need to buy and track shampoo anymore. Further saving of money.
All in all, this was one of the best changes I made to my life and there’s no looking back.
I am not one for New Year’s resolutions. Never made them. However, recently I have been quite unhappy with how some aspects of my life have been going. So I decided to make some changes. And now seems like a good time to start as any. So here are my New Year’s Resolutions for 2023. Nothing too ambitious
I will try my best to cut down on my Anxiety medication. No set targets, no time bindings, will just do my best without being miserable and see how it goes.
I will stop wasting money this year. I will spend money as much as I want, within my means, but will stop wasting like here and here. I have made a comprehensive list of the mistakes and lessons learnt from last year. I will also try to start saving some money. No set goals.
I will not consume alcohol except when the occasion calls for it. Not mindlessly when I am getting bored and have nothing else to do.
I will listen to music more. Will give new music a chance.
I will shave my head for good once I get a SIM card replacement and spend 0 effort or money on my hair. Finished.
I will take less sick leaves.
I will be more grateful for what I have in life.
I will cut toxic people out of my life.
I will start reading books again. Again, no set target. Will read as much as I enjoy.
I will lower my time on Social Networks – especially Quora and Reddit. Will replace the time mindlessly scrolling these apps with book reading. Will lower my screen time.
I will close the rings on my watch at least 6 days a week. Will run at least 4 days a week.
I will call my parents, especially my father more.
Let’s see how many I can actually go through with.