At the end of 2015, I put together a few resolutions for 2016. I decided to do so once again for 2019. While going over 2016’s I realised I had actually managed to build quite a few of them into my everyday lifestyle now. I managed to completely do 4 of the 6 I had set.
This year I have 9 resolutions that can be further divided into subcategories and have ‘mini-achievements’. They are:
1. Watch 5 episodes of an older anime every day.
I started with this when I decided to really catch up on One Piece and it has stuck. It has really helped me to watch and slowly catch up on older long-running series that I dreaded starting. They have now been broken down into manageable chunks that I can methodically work through while still leaving time for me to watch other series as well.
2. Keep up with the new releases.
With proper access to the internet, I can now actually and properly attempt to watch weekly releases and enjoy them. I just need to find a way to share screenshots without being too spoiler for those who have not had the chance to see it yet while still sharing the epic moments.
1. Read the manga (if available) for my favourite anime series
I am a fast reader and I devour manga. I am always on the lookout for something new, but I think it is time that I take a step back and start really exploring and reading the source material for a lot of my favourite anime. Plus a lot of my fave anime didn’t get a next season so I can finally finish their story.
2. Only read in the afternoons and evenings
When I start my day reading, that’s all I want to do for the day. My mindset for the day ahead is then focused on what I had been reading and as a result, my productivity suffers.
1. Upload one video a month on YouTube
I have a YouTube account, so I figured I should probably start making actual use of the account. As such, I decided one video per month should be a doable and attainable goal.
2. Have at least one post per week.
I have various posts scheduled to go up throughout the year, but I really want to get at least one anime or manga dedicated post up per week. 2018 I both struggled and succeeded with this on my blog. 2019 I aim to be more consistent. I am aiming for consistency.
1. Exercise every second day
This is going to be really hard for me. Out of all of my resos for 2019 this is the one I am bracing myself for. This is the one I will have to consciously push myself to do. During the break, this is normally easier for me to do, but once the year starts, my time becomes limited. I tutor 2 or 3 times a week and this usually throws my routine out the window. While I usually tutor Monday’s and Wednesdays it is amazing how often that is not set in stone. So I can also find myself tutoring Thursdays and Saturdays as well as Tuesdays. Especially during the exam times.
2. Manage my time efficiently
I have a lot on my plate and as such a lot tends to fall through the cracks. I have dubbed 2019 as my micromanagement year. There are only 24 hours in a day and I want to spend at least 8 of those asleep and usually, another 8 of those are spent at work and an average of an hour in traffic. That leaves 7 hours for everything else from cooking supper, tutoring, reading, writing, anime and exercising. Yeah, I need to find a cohesive and doable routine for my year ahead.
3. Get halfway with my book
I have been working on my book for years now. I finally completed the first draft and in the second round, I managed to turn the first 2 chapters into 10. I am really fleshing out the story and I have been itching to work on it for ages but I keep getting distracted or when I have the time, I find excuses. No more of that in 2019!
I honestly aim to reclaim my time and plan to reassess and evaluate this coming year. I am basically ‘scrapping’ the year to get back on my feet without actually writing the year off. I do have a few plans and new things in the works but for that to actually work and take off, I need to first reclaim my time and find what I really want to do and achieve.
Are you setting any resos for 2019?
That’s a good list of things to work towards. I’ve been watching one episode of One Piece a day for almost a year now. It lets me keep up with the new shows while catching up on the older ones.
I tend to set myself challenges for the year, although I’ve not finalized those yet. Better get on it.
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