Hi Everyone! How was your week 23/52? 😃
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.
Eating 1500 Calories a Day: Week 23/52
❌ 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.
✅ 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 enjoyed reading Jo Boaler’s Limitless Mind.
Jo is is a British education author and Nomellini-Olivier Professor of Mathematics Education at the Stanford Graduate School of Education. In the Limitless Mind, Jo talks about most of society thinks that our brains are fixed from birth and that some of us simply don’t have the aptitude for certain topics like math is false. If we operate on a fixed-brain mindset, it impacts the way we view ourselves and what we deem as possible for us to achieve.
The brain is not fixed. In a study done by the University College London, brain scans of London taxi drivers show that they have a larger hippocampus (part of the brain associated with navigation) than most people. The more time the taxi drivers spent on the job the hippocampus grew larger and the less time, the hippocampus shrinks.
✅ 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.
This past week, I jogged and walked the Bronx River Trail for 1 hour.
✅ 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.
Carol Lim & Humberto Leon, Design Matters with Debbie Millman
Carol and Humberto were two friends who loved to shop until they dropped and turned that love into the brand Opening Ceremony in 2002. Opening Ceremony was one of the first retail shops to carry Havianas (a Brazilian brand of flip-flop sandals) which they sold thousands of pairs a week for $15 in their now-closed Lower Manhattan storefront.
❌ 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 23/52 Goal Summary
✅ Goals completed: 7
❌ Goals not completed: 3
This week’s completion percentage: 70%
Dear readers, how was your progression towards your 2022 goals? 😃
91% Completion this week.
How do housecats deal with being trapped inside an apt or house every single day? Do their brains just shrink more and more? I think I’d go crazy after a while.
That’s because you are not a cat. 😁