My long list of resolution are grouped under 4 categories:
I certainly haven't achieved all of these, and this is still closer to a wish list then a list of successes!
I try to revisit this list at the start of each month and pick 2-3 to focus on. 'New month' resolutions are more forgiving than 'New Year' resolutions. If I fail I can retry within 4 weeks rather than waiting another year to try kick start a good habit.
|Category||Target||Action to progress|
One in one out policy for clothes. Set aside 15mins every Sunday evening to tidy room
Always always check my surroundings when I get up!
3 pint limit except for special occasions.
Ensure at least 7 hours. Phone away by 10pm, sleep before 11.30pm
Maintain daily journal practice in morning and evening
create weekly tasks on Sunday evening. Plan top 3 tasks for tomorrow the night before.
Exercise 6 days a week (Shift focus to cardio)
Go to the gym before work, plan my weekly workouts in advance and line up weekend exercise activity.
Remain injury free again
Never neglect lower back, core and shin split prevention exercises. Target these at least twice a week.
Improve on strength achieved last year: * 13-15 pull-ups * 6-8 reps 42.5kg dumb-bell bench press with spotter * 22.5kg bicep curls (now 24kg) * 22.5kg dumb-bell tricep skull crushers (now 26kg) * 14-15kg overhead shoulder lateral raises
Run 5km under 22mins
Prioritise cardio over weights
Do not run with laptop in my bag
Keep up this habit from 2018!
Review exercises and include mobility exercises in weekly routine
Use bag weekly & shoulder endurance exercises
Always be on time
Always calculate what time I need to leave at in advance. Leave 5min buffer.
Remember important dates
Add to Google Calendar immediately after receiving date and to wall calendar when I get home
Ensure regular contact with those most important to me
List and ensure regular contact
Continue monthly newsletter. Freeform writing once a week.
Use more metaphors
Record great metaphors from books in Readwise & use!
Learn about key historical events & people
Read at least 36 books
Include more: Economics, history, investing, nutrition
Continue weekly learning log
Add to daily and review every Sunday evening