Feel like shit? Cut your hair. Seriously go get it cut. It feels amazing. I don’t need to tell you that but I’ll remind you. There are few things that give me the self-satisfaction that a new haircut does. What do I do when I feel my worst? I get my hair cut. It feels like a refresh. It feels like reinvention. I know like I’m sounding a little crazy here but I do believe you can put a haircut on a problem and it makes it feel better. You will immediately see a change in the mirror. Others will see change too. Breakup? Haircut. Fired from a job? Haircut. Depressed about Super Bowl results? Haircut.
What I’m really talking about here is taking an action, one you can see. One that takes you out of the house. Unless you have a friend come over to cut it but still, I recommend a pro over a pal every day. You will feel better. What if you later regret the cut? Well, you have something to look forward to growing back. You will also be forced to deal with the new you. A superficial change like a haircut, a new dress, or a new pair of glasses can be just as profound as internal change. Sometimes I think a superficial change can spur internal change. Like the way you feel after you’ve exercised and showered. Like you are new again. Once you’ve forced yourself into action you’ve committed yourself to something and that will always have an effect on you.
For a while, I was letting things happen to me. I was letting the world dictate my circumstances and I was doing very little about it because I was busy buying the story. I was sad, depressed, a little outta shape, very outta work and it was just happening to me. In the middle of all of it, I irrationally decided the problem was my hair. Huh? Suddenly I needed my hair cut immediately. I practically ran to the closest barbershop and picked a barber at random. Ana. She smashed it. She gave me one of the best cuts I’ve ever gotten. As I sat in her chair staring at my reflection something happened, I remembered who I was. I realized I was better than all the bullshit I was taking and I decided at that moment that things were going to change and I had the haircut to prove it. I wasn’t going to just let things happen to me anymore I was going to happen back. The transformational effect of a haircut put me back onto the path of redemption. I’m not kidding here it was the beginning of the end of my troubles. There are a lot of self helpies who will argue it takes more than just a haircut to change but I think it’s a million little things that spurn change not just one idea, but a haircut is one you can see and feel. So if you feel like fuck get a hair cut!