January 03, 2019 • 2 min read
I am not one to usually publicly announce goals because I am fairly good at following through with most of them at least to my satisfaction, but they aren’t always as concrete when I vocalize them to friends.
One year I focused on cooking, another public speaking. Most recent year focused on various types of investing more on that later.
Blogging more was one of my goals this year – so here is my some what complete list of concrete goals for 2019. 10 points for Gryffindor!
Lose 75 lbs. I spent the last few years totally focused on the wrong things a little too much and need to zero back into the things that are important like health. Shed some pounds, and wreck these fools in intramural basketball.
Blog. I setup this blog and plan to stick to writing as much as I can this year! Modest goal of twice a month.
Much less YouTube. I find myself just going there to consume more and more and mostly aimlessly. Don’t let the algorithm win.
Sleep more. I am not getting enough sleep, I am getting older and I can’t get by on what I used to before. So aiming to do 8 hours where I averaged about 6 last year.
Exercise more consistently. I have always done this in bursts and hopefully with schedule tweaks I will be able to do this much more consistently this year. Aiming to do 260 workouts vs. last years 68.
Reconnect with my religion. I haven’t been as active as I would like in the past few years so I am going to make an effort this year, that will hopefully shape the rest of my life.
Diet. Most of my diet is all over the place. And it’s usually an after thought. So better planning and better default habits. Like by buddy Benny Francis used to say by failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail. I am also going to keep a food log, I may or may not share this.
Don’t take on too much. Did this much better in the second half of 2018, I was the better for it. Prior to that I was stressed constantly because I have this innate nagging when I haven’t completed something, I am fairly sure i am not the only one. So the solution is to take on less. It got bad enough it was bothering my sleep. Keep doing this.
Take more breaks Take time to relax and enjoy life. Remember this.
1/260 Elliptical. 🙏🏾 pic.twitter.com/8CaBFjCXAr— Mahdi Yusuf (@myusuf3) January 2, 2019
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