Each year that passes, I take time to reflect and think of change for the better. Admittedly, I haven’t been good at keeping my “New Year’s Resolutions.” But, I have always told myself if at first you don’t succeed, try again!
In 2019 I really am committed to being physically healthier than ever before, first and foremost. I’m starting the year with a full cleanse of my body, relying on a diet of fruit and extremely healthy foods and staying away from meat and fats for at least the beginning of the year. It won’t be easy, as I’m quite the carnivore; however I’ve recently gotten bigger and unhealthier than I care to admit. It is important for me to get my act together physically to perform better when playing poker. I also plan to focus on physical exercise more than ever before which will increase vitality, stamina and general strength.
I also am doing my best to cut back on “extracurricular activities.” I like to have fun and go out with friends, but I’d like to try to cut out some of my partying, drinking and extra-late nights. I find that partying really makes it hard for me to stay on the straight and narrow when it comes to diet, exercise and whatnot. After a long night out, there is nothing like eating a greasy bacon egg and cheese sandwich and lying in bed for way too long. Unfortunately, that does nothing for a balanced diet, or life.
I plan on continuing to study poker fiercely and approaching the game with a renewed vigor and sense of purpose. After a long time of feeling very wishy-washy about the game, it’s nice to be excited to play the game and to learn more about the game. There are so many resources readily available to improve and learn.
More than anything, however, 2019 is about interpersonal relationships. I’m coming to realize that there’s nothing more beautiful than the people around me. Friends and family are what life is all about and I plan on spending all of my free time growing those relationships.
New year, new me! Here’s to 2019 being much better than 2018 and only going onward and upward from here!