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Review of my 2018 Goals

I set myself 18 goals last year and completed 10 of them:

  • Improve my swim skills
    While I hit my other swimming-related goals (see below), I failed this one. Thinking about getting a coach this year.
  • Go for a swim at least once per week
    I made it to 119 straight weeks last Monday and hope I can keep the streak alive for another whole year.
  • Swim more than in 2017 (101km)
    Total distance 2018: 128.5km – a 27% YoY increase
  • Meditate at least 5 times per week
    I meditated 99 times last year (~20h), but wasn’t able to make it a habit. This has been the fourth year in a row of me failing at reaching my meditation goals.
  • Finish and launch prototype of monote
    I launched monote in March last year. I stopped working on it full-time shortly after I launched, but it remains a side project with a couple hundred MAUs.
  • ███████████████ ❌
  • ██████████████ ✅
  • Read at least 15 books
    I ended up reading 18 books (11 non-fiction, 7 fiction). My favorites were The Elephant in the Brain, Finite and Infinite Games and Bad Blood
  • Read/watch more Manga/Anime
    (Need to figure out what books/movies/series are the best to get started)
  • Write 12 long-form blog posts
    While I did post more than 12 long-form articles, the majority were my monthly media consumption updates. I don’t really count those as writing which was the actual goal.
  • Update design of this blog
  • Move to Berlin
  • Do a total of 10950 push-ups
    Did these almost daily until around July, then stopped completely (not sure why).
  • Watch 50 movies from the IMDB Top-250 list
    Realised that a lot of the movies I hadn’t seen yet are actually really boring …
  • Eat less sugar
    (Need a way to better quantify sugar consumption)
  • Limit meat consumption to 24 meals
  • Write more lists
  • Visit a country I’ve never been to before
    Traveled to Poland (Warsaw) in May last year.

My list for 2019 contains 15 goals. I will review those in a year from now.

Jan 02, 2019  ×  Berlin, DE

List of Things I Want to Do in 2019

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  • Go for a swim at least once a week
    Current streak: 119 weeks
  • Swim more than in 2018
    2018 distance: 128.5km
  • Back exercise daily
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  • Spend less time on social media
    Added App Timers for Twitter and Instagram, removed Facebook
  • Read 20 books
  • Get a Switch and play Breath of the Wild
  • Write 50 blog posts
  • Write 365 tweets
  • Limit meat consumption to 24 meals
  • Limit alcohol consumption to 2 days / week
  • Improve my cooking skills
    Try 20 new dishes
  • Explore more new places
    Measured in Swarm check-ins, +25% at new places
  • Visit a country I haven’t been to before

Jan 01, 2019  ×  Berlin, DE

List of interesting food I recently tried for the first time

  • Vegan Pork Belly
  • Bánh mì
  • Fried Pickles
  • Mussels with Venison
Feb 07, 2018  ×  Berlin, DE

List of Things I Want to Do in 2018

  • Improve my swim skills
  • Go for a swim at least once per week
  • Swim more than in 2017 (101km)
  • Meditate at least 5 times per week
  • Finish and launch prototype of █████
  • ███████████████
  • ██████████████
  • Read at least 15 books
  • Read/watch more Manga/Anime
  • Write 12 long-form blog posts
  • Update design of this blog
  • Move to Berlin
  • Do a total of 10950 push-ups
  • Watch 50 movies from the IMDB Top-250 list
  • Eat less sugar
  • Limit meat consumption to 24 meals
  • Write more lists
  • Visit a country I’ve never been to before
Dec 31, 2017  ×  Hamburg, DE

List of things I want to do in 2017

  • Start a blog again
  • Write at least 12 blog posts
  • Learn how to swim (front crawl)
  • Go for a swim at least once per week
  • Swim 100km in total
  • Quit ████████
  • Start ████████████
  • Move to a new country
  • Read 15 books
  • Meditate at least 5 times per week
  • Don’t eat meat more than 2 meat dishes per month
Jan 01, 2016  ×  Dublin, IE
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