Hi Everyone! How was your week 20/52? 😃
2022 Personal Goals
✅ Goal #1: Manage my binge eating disorder. Every day, I will track my calories to eat between 1200 to 1700 calories a day. I will record what I eat and post it to this blog to help me better understand what causes me to binge eat.
✅ Goal #2: Write consistently. 5 to 7 days a week, I will read and follow My 2022 Writing Manifesto.
❌ Goal #3: Maintain my mental health. 5 to 7 days a week, I will sing three positive songs and sleep before 11:30 PM.
I missed sleeping before 11:30 PM 3 days this week.
✅ Goal #4: Maintain my physical health. 5 to 7 days a week, I will meditate for 2 minutes, practice 25 minutes of yoga, and do 10 minutes of weight lifting or cardio.
✅ Goal #5: Read books to gain knowledge and new perspectives. 5 to 7 days a week, I will read for 30 minutes and I will write down my favorite passage/what I learned on this blog.
This past week, I was reading Elizabeth Gilbert’s Big Magic, Robert R. McCammon’s Swan Song, and Seth Stephen’s-Davidowitz’s Everybody Lies: Big Data, New Data, and What the Internet Can Tell Us About Who We Really Are.
What I Learned From Seth Stephen’s-Davidowitz’s Everybody Lies
When you ask people about their preferences in anonymous surveys, they will often lie because they have no incentive to tell the truth. Most people do not like to admit that they prefer reading the National Enquirer over The Atlantic, that they didn’t vote, or their prejudices.
However, by going through the immense datasets provided by Google Search and Google Trends, Seth is able to show a different picture of how the world truly thinks.
✅ Goal #6: Become more organized. 5 to 7 days a week, I will spend 10 to 30 minutes organizing.
✅ Goal #7: Become more physically active. Every week, I will do 1 physical activity like hiking, table tennis, swimming, etc.
✅ Goal #8: Improve my listening skills: Every week, I will listen to one podcast or TED talk, and write down what I learned in 1 to 5 sentences.
This past week I listened to: We Can Do Hard Things with Glennon Doyle Episode 95 – Why Elizabeth Gilbert Disappeared & What She Came Back to Say
…the way I’ve heard it said is that in alcoholism, you take the tiger, put it in a cage, and you throw the key away, and you never open the cage.
With food addiction, you have to open the cage three times a day, and take the tiger for a walk around the block, and then put it back in the cage, which is really, really hard.
Love addiction is somewhere in between there because we do need intimacy and we do need love, but we don’t necessarily have to have sex three times a day, no matter what I might have told you in college.Elizabeth Gilbert – Talking About Addiction on Episdoe 95 We Can Do Hard Things with Glennon Doyle
Thank you Liz Gilbert for painting a clear and vivid image of what it’s like to deal with a food addiction!
✅ Goal #9: Emulate Krista Tippet’s (Winner of the National Humanities Medal, Peabody Awards, Webby Awards) way of speaking. Every week, I will listen to Debbie Millman interviewing Krista Tippet and record a passage of Krista’s that I want to emulate.
❌ Goal #10: Remember my late father through cooking. Every week, I will post one recipe to this blog to remember him.
I realize that every week that I’m struggling more than usual with my eating disorder, I don’t want to think or write about food.
Week 20/52 Goal Summary
✅ Goals completed: 8
❌ Goals not completed: 2
This week’s completion percentage: 80%
Dear readers, how was your progression towards your 2022 goals? 😃