Change of year reflections
Instead of New Years resolutions or even advice for the year as Ive done before. I thought this year I would reflect some on things I did that have served me well, things I would like to do more of, and things that maybe I should leave behind as much as possible.
What went well that I want to keep:
- Most things honestly went pretty well.
- Getting on the Peloton daily sometimes multiple times a day. Very convenient and easy to do.
- Getting a good amount of sleep 7-8 hours. Very helpful.
- Shutting my mouth. Both breathing through my nose (including mouth taping) and trying to listen more.
- Getting outside with the kiddos just to wander and let them play in the parks.
- Recording quick video clips for colleagues in Slack to share more context of a take than a text message will allow.
- Getting a high quality webcam that makes these videos better.
- Consistently encouraging family to wear high quality respirators (KF 94 for kiddos, N95 for me and KN95 for wife)
- Reading to the oldest every night and encouraging her to read more and more, reading to the youngest when she wants it too.
- Accepting a lot of how things are, and recognizing how they will change, with patience.
- Listening to good podcasts and audiobooks, reading a few good books of my own.
- Using items well past when most people would, replacing slowly not quickly.
- Evaluating if/when to take action to change something, if I can.
- Looking for efficient, affordable, simple as much has possible.
- Working to live, not living to work.
- Working from home.
Some intentions I’d like to do more of:
- More formal meditation practice. Id like to build a habit toward a daily brief practice for this.
- More routine food prep so there’s boiled eggs on hand for breakfast, quinoa and beans for lunches and dinners.
- More regular talks about money and money planning with wife.
- Writing more in my blog.
- More playing with AI.
Some things I would like to do less of:
- Re-watching television
- Worrying about things I cannot change
- Bringing sugar into the house
- Drinking alcohol