2017 Review

Even though I stick to monthly goals, I quickly want to review how I did in the year overall. Like everyone else, I started my year with new year resolutions but failed in it terribly. Finally I opened my eyes in April and decided to tackle it month by month. That was one of the best decisions I ever took.

 

Instead of repeating everything, I will only consolidate the major ones

Routines

 

1.Reading Books:

 

Even though I read a lot, I never tracked properly what all I read. I have a lot more scope to improve in this and be structured in what I read.

 

2.Writing:

 

I wrote around 100 posts this year the bulk of which come from the two 30 day writing challenges I did. I improved the design and interface of my website but I still have a long way to go in writing better and learn about blogging.

 

3.Diary

 

I tried different patterns in journalling. I tried food tracker, mood tracker, expense tracker. Each of them were useful in their own way and they gave me wonderful insights about my life.

 

4.Exercise and Meditation

 

I fell off the stairs and that disturbed my exercise schedule. I skipped exercise on a lot of  days due to various reasons. I haven’t done that good as I was supposed to do. But then I learnt a lot of new yoga poses. Meditation does not like me yet. I need to make friends with it.

 

5.Language learning

 

I broadened my French learning by using multiple apps like Duolingo, Memrise, Mondly. I also started learning Tamil Alphabets.

 

6.Ted talks

 

I made a habit of watching ted talks during commute time which helped me expand the ways I think.

 

7.Courses

 

I did courses across multiple domains like Finance, creativity, text mining, machine learning, genetics. It has definitely broadened my mind.

 

Attitude

 

1.Organize

 

I took a few steps towards becoming an organised person. But I need to expand this to multiple areas in my life.

 

2.Positive challenge

 

Infusing positivity into life can make wonders. I took the first step towards it by inculcating habits which help me stay more positive.

 

What plans for 2018?

 

In 2018, I want to have a combination of weekly and monthly goals. My schedule is already tight with the current exercises I have been doing. So monthly goals are those which go into schedule and weekly goals are for the ones which change the way I behave as a person. Let us see how things go in 2018.

 

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How was your 2017? What are your plans for 2018? Share it with us in the comments section.

 

Happy new year!

 

Comments

  • a thought by Ranjana Shankar

    Even I tried most of these. Will try to improve in this year. Thanks for sharing.

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