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