What many men don’t realize, it’s the decisions you make today that will affect your future. And it’s not the big things either (going to college, getting married, and starting a family). It’s the seemingly tiny decisions you make consistently that have the most impact. So, let’s start setting realistic self-improvement goals on making a better you for 2017 … and beyond.
9 Things Every Man Should Start Doing in 2017:
1. Take Better Care of Yourself
Developing a healthy lifestyle doesn’t have to be difficult, or depressing. Start small. Eat 3-4 whole vegetables a day (a whole head of broccoli, a whole bell pepper, a whole zucchini, etc.), and cut down on your white flour and processed foods intake. And don’t forget to exercise a few times a week.
2. Talk Like a Gentleman
A gentleman knows how to present himself and talk in a polite way. If you’re in the habit, stop swearing with every phrase that comes out of your mouth.
3. Dress to Impress
This doesn’t mean you need to wear a suit, but you do need to know what you’re wearing and how to wear it. Start being the guy that has style by the quality of his clothes and how he puts the pieces together. Each piece of your outfit should look like it was made exclusively for you.
4. Take Your Grooming Seriously
If your outfit looks serious, but your face looks like a dog’s breakfast, you’re doing something wrong. You should take your grooming routine just like you wash your teeth and take a shower every day.
5. Know What and Where You Should Eat
It’s all a matter of choice. While eating a hot dog from a street vendor may seem cool at the time— choosing a quality restaurant that serves refined foods is something you will never forget. Besides, it’s healthier.
6. Stay Up To Date with Current Events
How do you stay up to date? Read, read and read. Knowledge is power.
7. Know What Not to Post on Social Media
No matter if you like it or not, social media is part of your life, and you should treat it like the cover of your life resume.
8. Be Confident at All-Times
Confidence means feeling good about yourself and always making sure you command respect from others. Confidence is not something you get by becoming rich. In fact, most wealthy men had to learn how to build their confidence well before they got to where they are today.
9. Learn How To Be A Man
Stop being dependent on people to take care of you and not knowing how to stand your own two feet is unacceptable. You will never be able to properly take care of a woman in a way that she needs or desires if you have yet to learn how to take care of yourself. It is time to stand on your own merits and start being the best man you can be.