Last day of the year… a year ago I posted my commitments for 2018 (lower my WIP, read again & exercise) and I only accomplished one and a half… I did lower my WIP but it’s still too high, with a lot of rework and no exercise in sight :(
2018 was a strange year, in the professional and personal sense… not as good as 2017 but good nevertheless… I went to fewer conferences, visited fewer countries and I blew many, many, many more deadlines. Too many balls rolling at the same time, many distractions and way less focus than previous years. That is my main commitment for 2019, to regain focus and do fewer things.
So for 2019, these are my new year resolutions:
Lower my WIP to 3 or fewer projects a week. I try to do too many things at the same time, with horrendous results. I can’t try to organize a conference, manage the budget of another, prepare a talk… at the same time.
I have to do fewer things at the same time and close unfinished projects.
- Do more exercise as much as 2016 (2000km biking and 10.000 steps per day should be achievable)
- Sleep more. Enough said.
- Try to read again as much as in 2018, 52 books/comics a year
- As an extra goal, finishing one of my long-term paused projects would be ideal…
And that’s all. I don’t want to repeat 2018, I want a razor-sharp focus in 2019, we’ll see :D