It’s New Years and seemingly everyone is having epiphanies that there is something terribly wrong in their life, and they’re going to fix it. This is their moment. A big party, lots of drinks and a joke that we’ll all see each other next year and BOOM- we’re suddenly all going to be slimmer, happier, more selfless and more successful.
I know I sound miserable, but we all think it. We all get hyped up, set ourselves crazy goals and then get disheartened a week or two into working towards them and give up. I’ve decided to devise how to set a realistic goal.
Be interested in your own health
Do something positive in the new year for the right reasons. Don’t change something to impress someone else. Take an interest in your own health and wellness. Achieving clear skin is a great resolution, but it is something that will take time. Don’t put yourself in a situation where you may be disappointed after two or three months. Make clear skin your long term goal, and your health and wellness a part of the journey to that goal. Doing positive things for your health and wellness will not just keep you positive and on the path to clear skin, but are essential parts to making your achievement.
Change one thing a week
Huge change overnight is rarely sustainable. Make changes in little steps. If you are looking to make changes to your diet to help your skin, then do so gradually. It may mean getting used to new foods or adjusting to new ways of cooking. You can find a range of blogs on diet and skin and clean eating for clear skin. This could mean thinking about reducing your consumption of milk one week and increasing your water intake the following week.
Make Skincare a habit!
Incorporate skin care into your daily routine. Start by taking Acne Control Caplets or Tablets with each meal. If you miss them, don’t stress. Habits take the time to make, just be conscious of ensuring you take them with the next meal.
When showering, use the Acne Control Cleansing Mousse, and should you have dry skin, treat it with Acne Control Moisturiser. Keep the products in your bathroom, and use them as the need arises.
If you forget something, or things don’t seem to be coming together as quickly as you’d like – don’t stress. Remember that habits take the time to establish, and you are only gradually introducing a positive change a week.
Keep positive and think of the goal you have in place – your ultimate goal of clear skin is never out of reach. Achieve smaller positive things and feel the benefits as you make your way to your goal. Whether it be a change to your diet, that not only aids your skin but gives you energy, or developing a new skin care routine that makes you feel fresh. All the small things are achievements.
Should you ever miss or forget do something, or accidentally fail to do something, don’t stress. Just keep at it.
Finally, it’s never too late. A resolution doesn’t have to be made with the new year. Any time is a good time to make a positive change and work towards your goals.
A mid-twenties Melburnian cliché, Nick Bell, a bearded student suffers wanderlust, a soft spot of his city’s cafe culture and a love of cycling. He writes from experience, suffering acne himself throughout both high school and university, and it’s something he still battles today.