I don’t like New Years resolutions. The inevitable disappointment, year after year … it’s just not worth the emotional effort. My resolution is usually to not have a resolution, which I succeed at wildly. However, I do like mid-year, spontaneous resolutions. In fact, I think I’ll be making weekly resolutions, and then promising out loud to the dark Internet void. It’s a lot harder to fail when you’ve publicly committed yourself.
Beauty resolution number one is to wash my face every night, no matter what. It’s an unfortunate coincidence that the nights you wear the most makeup (out to bars, concerts, parties, etc) are the very nights you’re most likely to pass out without washing your face. I’ve been pretty good about this in the past (failure rate ~10%), but pretty good is not enough. Horseshoes and hand grenades, etc.
I think it’s best to make resolutions immediately after you follow through, not right after you forget. It’s easy to go, Argh I didn’t go to the gym today but I swear I will tomorrow, and then fail again. But it’s a lot more likely to stick if you’ve shown yourself you can do it. I’m very proud of myself for remembering to do so over the last week, when I’ve stayed out late and worn lots of makeup for several halloween parties.
You can join in on this, or make your own resolutions. Yay for healthy choices, even if they’re just healthy for our skin.