New Year, New Resolutions

I don’t like resolutions. Mostly because I forget them a month after writing them down and then oh-surprise I don’t keep them.

BUUUUT this year I’ll try harder. I changed the blog design today so that it would give me motivation to blog. So here is to the first post of 2013!

Here are my resolutions for this year:

1) Exercise more. I used to run 5K every day in London. Now…zero. Sad times. So I’ve decided since I can’t possibly run under this tropical weather (I know some people have tried and succeeded but I just hate it), my alternative is the gym.
RESOLUTION: Subscribe to the gym in the next month. Since I’ll be paying every month, I know I’ll go.

2) Travel, travel, travel. My goal was 10 trips a year last year. I’ve succeeded but I’ve done most of my trips before joining my new job in August. So even though startup life is not always never 9 to 6, I still need to find time to travel. That’s the reason why I came to this region in the first place and there are still so many things I want to see!
RESOLUTION: 10 trips a year

3) Read more. Seems ironic since I am always on my Google Reader, but I want to try and read more books this year (and not always about tech and entrepreneurship or how to be more productive and awesome).
RESOLUTION: 1 book a month

4) Blog more. I’d like to use my blog for something different this year. Maybe shorter articles, about what I see online that is really interesting, or even pictures from my trip. I haven’t figured it out yet, but hopefully I won’t do another 6 month hiatus like I did in 2012.
RESOLUTION: Write at least 1 blog post per month

5) Have a healthier lifestyle. Don’t go to bed at 3am and wake up at 7 or 8am (and then of course trying to catch up on weekends). My goal last year was going to bed at least once or twice a week before 1am. #FAIL. I need to try harder this year (especially after seeing all those articles about sleep deprivation. Let me know if you need links).
RESOLUTION: Go to bed earlier and eat healthier.

Ok, I’ll start slow and reassess in 3-6 months.

If you are skeptical about making resolutions, you should watch this video (thanks Kevin)

  • Stan