My Escape From Chaos: A Masculine New Year’s Resolution
I’m a man, and that means two things: First off, I have a lot going on in my life. And second? Well, let’s just say that if there’s one thing that I know how to do well it’s creating chaos. It doesn’t matter what kind of chaos it is. Starting a new job or moving into an apartment are both examples of stressful situations. It can turn your world upside down if you aren’t careful (you should have seen me during the move). Even something as simple as having too much stuff makes me feel like my home isn’t being used efficiently enough or isn’t being organized properly enough. This leads me here: Letting go of stuff can make room for more important things.
So when New Year’s rolled around this year (again), rather than trying to figure out how else we could improve our lives—like getting healthier or traveling more often—I decided instead just to blow myself up bigger than ever before. Here is more on My Escape From Chaos: A Masculine New Year’s Resolution:
I have a lot going on in my life.
While I’m not a man, I am a male. And while there are many things that men do better than women, one thing they do better balances their lives with financial responsibilities and family obligations.
I have a lot going on in my life—so much so that I can’t even count them all (and if you’ve read this far, then please know that what follows is not meant as an exhaustive list). So let’s just say:
- I have children who need me to be there for them when they need me most;
- My wife works full-time at her job. She doesn’t make enough money to support us all yet but we’re working on it;
- Our property taxes are high because we live in expensive real estate;
- We own a home we bought ourselves after saving up for years. So now don’t have any money left over from our student loans or savings account…
I am male, after all.
You see, as a man, it is my responsibility to be strong in the face of chaos. If I am not strong and masculine enough for this new year’s resolution, then what does that say about me? It says that I can’t handle the pressure of being a man. If something goes wrong or is stressful for me, then I’m not capable of handling it.
I am supposed to be strong and masculine because men are supposed to be those things. They have been since time immemorial! Women need not apply: they don’t make good leaders because they’re too emotional and therefore unable to make tough decisions under pressure—you know this already too well from watching movies where women only make poor choices during moments of crisis like when their husbands leave them alone with their children while he goes off on business trips without returning until after three weeks have passed without word from him whatsoever (or worse yet…).
I’m doing the whole man thing right.
I’m doing the whole man thing right.
I know that when men talk about how they want to be men, it’s usually in a way that sounds like a bad joke. They say things like: “I can’t wait until I grow up so I can go into politics,” or “I’m going to get married and have kids.” But there is no reason why being masculine shouldn’t be part of your life. It doesn’t mean being loud or aggressive. It means being calm under pressure and confident when speaking with others. But most importantly, it means being able to take care of yourself without needing anyone else’s approval all the time.
This is a post about a resolution to create calm in your life at the beginning of the year.
It’s important to focus on the positive, rather than the negative. If you’re looking for a way to create calm in your life at the beginning of 2019, then this is it!
A calm life can be defined as one where there is a balance between work and play. You don’t have to worry about what people think of you or how they perceive you. You can go out with friends without worrying about what they think of you—they’ll probably just love that time spent with them!
If we want our lives to be full of joy and happiness (and we do), then creating a calm environment will make all those things happen more easily for us.
I hope this post has inspired you to take a step back and realize that there is more to your life than just the things that happen in it. There are many ways for us men to be good fathers, husbands and sons. By taking time for ourselves, we can become happier people with a better understanding of who we really are as well as our place in this world.