2019 Resolutions

2019 Resolutions

My long list of resolution are grouped under 4 categories:

  1. Mind
  2. Body
  3. Relationships
  4. Learning

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.

Long List

CategoryTargetAction to progress
Mind
Minimalism
One in one out policy for clothes. Set aside 15mins every Sunday evening to tidy room
Mind
Lose less
Always always check my surroundings when I get up!
Mind
Drinking alcohol
3 pint limit except for special occasions.
Mind
Sleep
Ensure at least 7 hours. Phone away by 10pm, sleep before 11.30pm
Mind
Journal
Maintain daily journal practice in morning and evening
Mind
Planning
create weekly tasks on Sunday evening. Plan top 3 tasks for tomorrow the night before.
Body
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.
Body
Remain injury free again
Never neglect lower back, core and shin split prevention exercises. Target these at least twice a week.
Body
Strength training
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
Body
Run 5km under 22mins
Prioritise cardio over weights
Body
Do not run with laptop in my bag
Keep up this habit from 2018!
Body
Improve flexibility
Review exercises and include mobility exercises in weekly routine
Body
Regular Boxing
Use bag weekly & shoulder endurance exercises
Relationships
Always be on time
Always calculate what time I need to leave at in advance. Leave 5min buffer.
Relationships
Remember important dates
Add to Google Calendar immediately after receiving date and to wall calendar when I get home
Relationships
Ensure regular contact with those most important to me
List and ensure regular contact
Learning
Writing
Continue monthly newsletter. Freeform writing once a week.
Learning
Use more metaphors
Record great metaphors from books in Readwise & use!
Learning
History
Learn about key historical events & people
Learning
Read at least 36 books
Include more: Economics, history, investing, nutrition
Learning
Continue weekly learning log
Add to daily and review every Sunday evening