My plans and focus areas for 2023.
- (Re)Develop an active lifestyle 🏃
- Focus forward 🚀
- Appreciate what I have 🌻
- Exercise at least three times per week.
- Eat less takeout at home, no more than twice a week.
- Watch less, read more.
- Maintain savings rate of 25%.
- Take and print lots of photos.
What a year 2022 - The Year of Foundation was. I'm really happy with how all aspects of the year went other than in the health/fitness category.
My time tracking shows it was by far the year that I've exercised the least since records began in 2017, which is why for this next year it is the top priority.
The list below may make it seem like it wasn't all that great, but I've never had a more rewarding and personally successful year.
Focus Areas of 2022
- Deep thinking. 5+ longform blogposts in 2022: I ended up shifting perspective on this one due to my "leverage" plan as I found deep leverage and was able to allocate time to that instead with far more disproportional output than I would have gotten from 5 of the best articles I could possibly write. 🤷♂️
- Exercise at least three times per week: It went well for a while and then it didn't. Not good enough. ❌
- Make healthier food choices: This one is really difficult to rate, overall I'm now almost always conscious of how poor my food choices can be (yay), but at times I don't do much about it (aw). ❌
- Increase savings rate to 35%: Haha okay past Jacob who didn't know he'd be moving in with his partner not long after making this focus area, London is really expensive! Although my earnings did increase meaningfully over the past year and I've been able to claw my way back to over 25% which isn't too bad. 🤷♂️
- Theme system journal at least once a week: I did this for as long as it made sense until it came to its natural conclusion. ✔
I probably should have taken some time to re-define the updated focus areas, but that is something I've learned for future years where the focus areas change early on. Doing them retroactively now would be me giving myself gold stars for the stuff I did anyway, which defeats the point of the focus areas. Back to doing things by the book.
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