Hi Everyone! How was your week 19/52? I forgot to hit the publish button when I wrote this post on Sunday! Oops.
How did you do on your weekly goals? 😃
2022 Week 19/52 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 19/52
✅ 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 of the week on this blog.
This past week, I was reading Elizabeth Gilbert’s Big Magic, Robert R. McCammon’s Swan Song, and Liv Constantine’s The Last Mrs. Parrish.
Favorite passage of the week
A creative life is an amplified life. It’s a bigger life, a happier life, an expanded life, and a hell of a lot more interesting life.Elizabeth Gilbert, Big Magic
✅ 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 hiked for 3 hours with Mark, Maverick, and Sure Sure at Harriman State Park.
✅ 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: Lisa Feldman Barrett (Neuroscientist, psychologist, author) You aren’t at the mercy of your emotions — your brain creates them | TED.
…emotions which seem to happen to you are actually made by you. You are not at the mercy of mythical emotion circuits which are buried deep inside some ancient part of your brain. You have more control over your emotions than you think you do.Lisa Feldman Barrett – You aren’t at the mercy of your emotions — your brain creates them | TED.
Lisa encourages us to analyze our emotions and try to reprogram how we formulate and react to the habits we formed around them.
✅ 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 19/52 Goal Summary
✅ Goals completed: 9
❌ Goals not completed: 1
This week’s completion percentage: 90%
Dear readers, how was your progression towards your 2022 goals? 😃
79% this week. A lot of logistical and things to take care of at my parents. But will do better going forward!
Lol even though I agree on controlling your emotions, I think there should be plenty of TED talks that say “You ARE at the mercy of your prehistorically circuited emotions.” Perhaps emotions are habits as well. Learn to behave a certain way in similar situations, and perhaps your emotions as reactions to certain events will change over time as well.
We do have prehistorically circuited emotions such as our need to belong to a group. Or our instinct to eat as much as possible.
I would like to believe that we can control those emotions though if we truly desire to.