Annual Reviews

Every year I make it a point to do some reviews of my life. Here’s a list of what I’ve done so far.

2009

birthday

2010

New Year 2010: Inflated sense of self-worth. I learned that I’m not nearly in control of myself as I like to believe. Had a comforting sour grapes attitude towards my failures. Was especially troubled by being unable to get myself to study leading up to my A Levels.

June 2010 letter to self – Stop smoking. Listen to your body. Eat more. Sleep well. Write every day. Cut down on frivolous Facebook posting.

Nov 18 2010: Resolutions for 2011 Save money, reading schedule, blog, smoke less, drink water, journal, build habits, meditate, declutter, play music.

2011

Jan 1 2011: Mandatory New Year Post Declutter. “My primary 4 focuses this year are my finances, fitness, reading and writing. Music, drawing and social relationships come close after that.”

July 5 2011: Week 52 of 90 Week Project  A good routine that you follow is infinitely better than the perfect routine that you don’t. 5 workouts is enough to make a difference.

2012

Jan 2 2012: How to live, and other final 2011 thoughts

Jun 6 2012: On turning 22. Reflect. Accept loneliness. Drop your perfectionism. Develop routines, they’ll set you free. Treasure each moment. Spend time with loved ones. Practice gratitude. Be compassionate and serve others.

2013

0128 – 2013 in summary Got married. Bought a flat. Realized how important it is to manage your time well. Experimented with smoking cessation and leaving FB. Thought a lot about identity performance.

2014

0163 – 24th birthday “Marriage. Home ownership. Employment. Bills. None of these were a part of my life 2 years ago, and now they are the most prominent, fundamental elements in it.” Make time for stuff that matters to you – dates with the wife, coffee with old friends, time for reading, time for exercise. “I’m young” is no longer an excuse. Describe reality as accurately as you can. Plot a prison break from monotony.

2014 reddit AMA

Sept 2014: Mark Manson’s Life Purpose Questions

2015

0206 – happy 2015 (fuck it just do it) Sleep better.

0357 – Turning 25 McDonald’s and Arrested Development with the wife. Happy to have a home, to be less skinny. Want to be more mindful, to work more efficiently. Show up and be present.

0535 – 2015 in review Best decision: Buying a power rack for the home. Getting freelancers to write for the RC blog. Regularly re-evaluate your GTD system. Make more time for friends.

2016

0515 – hello 2016: goals

0516 – hello 2016: mindset (zero to one + pursue responsibility)

2016 review

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