At the beginning of each year, I release a public list of my goals and rules for the upcoming 365 days. Here’s a mid-year review of the 24 goals I set myself for 2020.
- Publish 52 blog posts ⚠️
Behind target: I published 23 articles since the start of the year. I’ll have to carve out more writing time in the next few months to get to my end-of-year goal.
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- Read 20 books ✅
On track: I completed 12 books so far.
- Watch less TV ❌
Failed: I spent 125 hours watching TV last year. This year I’m already at 120 hours (74 hours of which are The Sopranos).
- Swim a total distance of 120km ⚠️
Behind target: Due to covid-19 I only swam 36km so far this year. I’ll have to swim at least 3.3km per week from now on to still hit my target. Unlikely.
- Go for a swim at least once a week ❌
Failed: Covid-19 broke my 183 week swim streak.
- Back exercise every second day ✅
On track: Completed exercise on 70.16% of all days so far.
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- Ship a redesign of this blog ⚠️
Behind target: Started working on first wireframes.
- Finish work on my daily uniform ⚠️
Behind target: Not started.
- Conduct a 2020 Quantified Self Project ✅
On track: You can see my current setup here.
- Publish my 2019 Quantified Self Report before end of Jan ❌
Failed: Finished about 40% of the work and still aim to publish the report before the end of the year.
Build a Personal CRM system
Removed: My idea was to build my own personal CRM system, but I’ve since discovered Clay.
- Limit meat consumption to 24 days ✅
On track: I ate meat on 12 occasions this year so far.
- No alcohol if I have to work the next day ✅
On track (with 2 or 3 exceptions).
- Visit 1 country I haven’t been to before ⚠️
Behind target: Covid-19 makes it unlikely that I’ll achieve this goal.
- Explore more new places ⚠️
Behind target: 25% of my Swarm check-ins should be places I’ve never visited before. Due to covid-19 I’m currently slightly behind that target (~20%).
- Keep phone screen time below 1h per day ❌
Failed: My average phone screen time is currently way above 2h per day.
- Meditate 1h per week ❌
Failed: I keep failing to make meditation an actual habit.
- Do a 3 day silent retreat ⚠️
Behind target: Unlikely to happen due to covid-19.
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