Hi Everyone! How was your week 10/52?
Goal #1: Manage My Eating Disorder
✅ (1) Goal met in eating between 1200 to 1700 calories during the hours of 7:00 AM and 7:00 PM for Week 10/52.
I recently listened to Glennon Doyle (author and activist) talk about her eating disorder relapse, she says that even though she has famously “untamed” herself on many issues — sexuality, marriage, gender — she has still “not broken free from compulsive thinking about body and food.”
Glennon’s words echos some of my feelings towards food. I currently have no idea why I think about eating all the time except that it has crippled my creativity and productivity for most of my life.
Goal #2: Become more organized starting Week 2/52
✅ (2) Goal accomplished in spending 15 to 30 minutes organizing every day using a timer for Week 10/52.
Organizing is currently one of my least favorite things to do but I know that it’s good for me. I hope I will learn to like it.
Goal #3: Write consistently
✅ (3) Goal accomplished in writing between 2 to 8 hours every day for Week 10/52.
Goal #4: Read books to gain knowledge and new perspectives
✅ (4a) Goal accomplished in reading 30 minutes a day for 5 days for Week 10/52. I gave up on reading Shuggie Bain. I thought I could power through, but it’s making me depressed and that’s the reason I’m stopping at 60% completion. Currently reading Elizabeth Gilbert’s The Signature of All Things which I’m enjoying.
🚧 (4b) Goal in progress: I will summarize/review 6 books in 2022 and post them on this blog.
Book 1/6: Maybe You Should Talk to Someone
Book 2/6: If I Had Your Face
Currently in the process of reviewing Atomic Habits for Book 3/6.
Goal #5: Improve my listening skills
✅ (5a) Goal accomplished in listening to one Design Matters Podcast for Week 10/52. This week, I listened to Debbie Millman interview Saeed Jones, author and poet.
The way America was outlining the borders of my identity in barbed wire, that they were never going to get to who I really really am.Saeed Jones, Design Matters with Debbie Millman
This sentence called out to me because it’s how I feel lots of times. And because it’s a wound and not a scar, I’m unable to talk about it candidly without it coming out like a complaint, which I try my best to avoid.
✅ (5b) Goal accomplished in listening to one TED talk for Week 10/52. This week I listened to How to stay calm when you know you’ll be stressed | Daniel Levitin (neuroscientist).
When your brain is under stress it releases cortisol which inhibits rational, logical thinking. To prevent making critical mistakes in stressful situations, you need to do a pre-mortem. Think ahead of time about the things you need to do in situations that make you stressed out.
Agree 100% on doing a pre-mortem. I don’t recall regretting the times I thought ahead and did a pre-mortem.
Goal #6: Emulate Krista Tippet’s (Winner of the National Humanities Medal, Peabody Awards, Webby Awards) way of speaking.
✅(6) Goal accomplished in emulating a sentence of Krista Tippet’s for Week 10/52 from this Design Matters Podcast.
Goal #7: Learn how to grow microgreens from Mark starting 6/1/2022 (Week 22/52)
🔜(7) Goal N/A for Week 10/52.
Goal #1: Maintain my mental and physical health
✅(1a) Goal accomplished in singing two positive songs and one song of my choice every day for Week 10/52.
✅(1b) Goal accomplished in meditating and practicing 25 minutes of yoga 5 to 7 days for Week 10/52.
✅ (1c) Goal accomplished for lifting weights 3 to 5 days a week for Week 10/52.
✅(1d) Goal accomplished in doing a physical activity for Week 10/52.
I did a 1-hour speed walk this week.
❌ (1e) Goal not accomplished in sleeping before 11:30 PM every day for Week 10/52.
Goal #2: Work on my marriage
✅ (2a) Goal accomplished in continuing my weekly marriage meeting (#188), financial checkup, and date night with Mark for Week 10/52.
✅ (2b) Goal accomplished in helping Mark organize for 15-30 minutes every day this past week for Week 10/52.
Goal #3: Encourage my mom to expand her worldview starting Week 10/52
✅ (3a) Goal accomplished in teaching my mom English for Week 10/52.
✅ (3b) Goal accomplished in practicing Senior Yoga with my mom for Week 10/52.
✅ (3c) Goal accomplished in teaching my mom how to become more proficient at using her iPhone for Week 10/52.
My mom is becoming more curious about the iPhone in that she asked me to teach her how to set up a repeating alarm even though she didn’t have a need for it.
Goal #4: Prioritize friendships
✅ (4a) Goal accomplished in meeting up with friends 1 to 3 times a month for Week 10/52. I met up with Ubongo and Maverick to celebrate Maverick counting calories for 1000 days and caught up with Bubbly while running errands together.
✅ (4b) Goal accomplished in chatting with 1 to 3 friends over the phone/zoom for Week 10/52. I chatted with Su-Style.
Goal #5: Remember my late father through cooking starting Week 9/52 on 3/3 (my father’s birthday).
✅ (5) Goal accomplished in posting one recipe on this site for Week 10/52, Chinese Master Stock.
Week 10/52 Goal Summary
✅ Accomplished goals: 19
❌ Goals not met: 1
🔜 Goals N/A for Week 10/52: 1
🚧 Goals in progress: 1
This week’s completion percentage: 95% (19/20)
Week 1/52 completion percentage: 91% (I missed the 5 to 7 days of mediation and practiced 25 minutes of yoga goal.)
Week 2/52 completion percentage: 100%
Week 3/52 completion percentage: 92.8% (I missed the sleeping before 11:30 PM everyday goal.)
Week 4/52 completion percentage: 100%
Week 5/52 completion percentage: 94.4% (I missed the eat between 1200 to 1700 calories everyday goal).
Week 6/52 completion percentage: 100%
Week 7/52 completion percentage: 100%
Week 8/52 completion percentage: 94.7% (I missed the sleeping before 11:30 PM everyday goal.)
Week 9/52 completion percentage: 100%
Week 10/52 completion percentage: 95% (I missed the sleeping before 11:30 PM everyday goal.)
2022 Average completion percentage thus far: 96.7%
Dear readers, how was your progression towards your 2022 goals? 😃
70% this week. 😕 But on track to get back to the 90s this current week!
I remember listening to that Krista Tippet podcast when she reminisced about the history exam question “Was the French Revolution inevitable?” and thinking, yes, these are exactly the kinds of questions that should be asked. History is alive with webs of interconnected politics and stories and relationships that date back generations! We can only hope to peel back some of the layers in order to understand a small part of it!
You stepped up to try. 70% is better than 0%. You can do it! Cheering you on! 😃