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Men don't like making New Year's resolutions. Why? Because they know they most likely aren't going to keep them. Well guys, 2012 can be a year when you discover that New Year's resolutions aren't all that difficult to make...and to keep.
Here, to help you out, are the top ten resolutions every man should make:
No.10 Build a shelf
We know that not everyone is a skilled handyman, but learning some basic DIY has all sorts of advantages. Firstly, it saves time and money if you can fix something yourself instead of hiring someone to do it for you.
No. 9 Read a book
How many great books have we all heard of, but never actually read -- and perhaps even lied about reading? This year, make a point of knocking at least one title off that list.
No.8 Make an appointment for a checkup
By and large, men prefer to say nothing and hope that a problem goes away rather than be seen as a hypochondriac or a wuss. Make an appointment just to confirm that everything’s working the way it should be.
No. 7 Get to know your next door neighbors
Too many of you pull into the garage and don't bother to get to know your neighbors. Make this the year you go over and shake their hand, find out about them and strike up a neighborly friendship. It's always great to have someone looking out for your property when you aren't there.
No.6 Devote more time to play
It is all too easy to come home after a hard day at the office, sit on the couch and watch TV. Remember when you used to have hobbies? Whether it’s a sport, a musical instrument or some incredibly obscure activity, make time for it again.
No.5 Do P90X
Don't just say you are going to lose weight and get in shape. Do one of he most challenging exercise programs out there....P90X. You will find you have more energy, you look and feel better, and those love handles will cease to be a concern.
No.4 Open a savings account
Put money in and don’t touch it. Pretty soon you won’t miss the money you have put away, and it will gradually grow. You can use this as a springboard into better fiscal health more generally.
No.3 Conquer a fear
Everyone has fears of one kind or another, and overcoming them can be a real battle. The cheapest and most effective way to overcome your fear is to expose yourself to what you’re scared of until you get over it.
No.2 Help someone you don't know
We realize that not everyone has lots of time to devote to this, but whatever you can do to help is worth doing. It is very easy to become self-absorbed and forget there are always people in need of help. Don’t make that mistake this year.
No.1 Go somewhere you have never been
Get out of your comfort zone. Break the routine of the weekly rut and visit someplace you have never been. Visiting somewhere new can even include the restaurant you walk past every day, the local museum or the next town over.