2022 goals: April progress

On May 6th, 2022 in Myself

Weeks ago I finally set my goals for 2022 looking for a more productive year. This is my 1st progress report.

2022 goals

  1. Keep writing down my projects and researches in this blog;
  2. Keep reading, listening and writing in English;
  3. Have all my photos from Japan edited. Have some of them at Shutterstock;
  4. Have Home Assistant fully functional at my new home;
  5. Try again to learn to write in Arduino and make some DIY projects;
  6. Study programming, data science and machine learning;
  7. Do periodical physical exercises;
  8. Meditate;
  9. Keep reading books;
  10. Avoid getting involved with Work;
  11. Do (small) courses/projects related to Work.

Overall Review

Things are still warming up. I’ve began some activities, but I’m not fully committed yet.

What I could do better in May?

Migraines are become frequently again and now I have more space at home. I’ll start again my Lian Gong and Yoga exercises.

Write down my projects and researches in this blog

Goal for this month: 2 posts
Achieved this month: 2/2 (100%)
Total achieved: 2/24 (29.16%)

Keep reading, listening and writing in English;

I’ve been listening a lot of content in English, but I’m almost not writing anything. I think that I’ll start to write my notes in English. I’ll cheat this month saying that I achieved 100% on this task because I truly consumed a lot of English content.

Goal for this month: 12 times listening and reading; 8 times writing
Achieved this month: 12/12 (100%)
Total achieved: 12/144 (8,33%)

Have all my photos (from Japan) edited

I didn’t begin that yet.

Goal for this month: 4 hours
Achieved this month: 0/0 (%)
Total achieved: 0/48 (0%)

Have Home Assistant fully functional at my new home

Home is still a mess, I have to install my server back to begin configuring my Home Assistant again.

Total achieved: 0%

(Try again to) learn how to write in Arduino

On halt until I have my office fully functional.

Total achieved: 0%

Study programming, data science and machine learning

I’m reading and studying a lot of programming and data science. On March I tried some machine learning, but I’m still at the beginning.

Goal for this month: 8 hours
Achieved this month: 12/8 (150%)
Total achieved: 36/96 (37.5%)

Do periodical physical exercises

Nothing on April. I’ll begin on May.

Goal for this month: 12 days
Achieved this month: 0/12 (0.0%)
Total achieved: 0/120 (0%)

Meditate

I meditated 1 day this month. A beginning, but far from the desired.

Goal for this month: 12 days
Achieved this month: 1/12 (8,33%)
Total achieved: 1/120 (0%)

Avoid getting involved with Work

Yes, I did it. I thought that it would be difficult (and it is), but I’m being able to handle quite good.

Goal for this month: 4 stress free weeks
Achieved this month: 3/4 (75%)
Total achieved: 14/48 (29.16%)

Keep reading books

I think that this is the only goal that I’m being able to follow. Reading is one of the best time of my day. I relax and forget about things to do at home or at work.

Despite reading almost every day this month, I couldn’t complete any of the books that I’m reading.

Goal for this month: 0 book
Achieved this month: 0/1 (0%)
Total achieved: 3/12 (25.0%)

Do (small) courses/projects related to work

This month I took a 20 hour course at work to learn how to use Microsoft Power BI. I’d taken the same course in 2018, but I mostly forgot about the tool. Also, nowadays my data science and programming skills are much better than 4 years ago. It was an excellent course.

I’m also implementing a lot of programming on my daily work. It’s being great.

Goal for this month: 1 course
Achieved this month: 1/1 (100%)
Total achieved: 1/12 (8.33%)

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2022 public goals

On April 7th, 2022 in Myself

A new year and I’m already late to define my public goals.

Last year I completely lost track of my progress and goals. Work took me a lot of time and I stopped almost every activity, even writing on this blog. Nevertheless I believe that setting my public goals and trying to keep track of them was a great activity. I became more productive and achieved more than without it.

It took me 3 months this year to define my 2022 goals, but I still believe that it will be useful.

Goals for 2022:

  1. Keep writing down my projects and researches in this blog;
  2. Keep reading, listening and writing in English;
  3. Have all my photos from Japan edited. Have some of them at Shutterstock;
  4. Have Home Assistant fully functional at my new home;
  5. Try again to learn to write in Arduino and make some DIY projects;
  6. Study programming, data science and machine learning;
  7. Do periodical physical exercises;
  8. Meditate;
  9. Keep reading books;
  10. Avoid getting involved with Work;
  11. Do (small) courses/projects related to Work.

Again, I have some private goals, which I won’t make public.

1. Keep writing down my projects

While I could keep writing here, it was a great pleasure. Organizing my ideas and writing them down helped me learning new skills and writing in english.

I’m back to work, so I’ll make easier for me. Instead of 1 post per week, I’ll try to write 2 posts per month (1 every 2 weeks)

Start and ending period: starting now until the end of the year
How often: once every 2 weeks, at least
How: writing this blog

2. Keep reading, listening and writing in English

I had a huge improvement on my english last year. Working using english and writing this blog made a huge improvement on it. I want to try keep my english as it is (or better, of course).

Start and ending period: starting now until the end of the year
How often: at least 3 times a week listening and reading; at least once every 2 weeks writing
How: listening podcasts, reading news on the internet and writing this blog

3. Have all my photos (from Japan) edited 

My last year goal of editing all my photos was quite too much difficult. I’m trying to make this goal more feasible.

Start and ending period: starting now until the end of the year
How often: 1 hour per week
How: editing on Lightroom

4. Have Home Assistant fully functional at my new home

This was one of those goals that were easily accomplished. This year the automations are going to be much more complex and difficult, but I still believe that I can complete them.

Start and ending period: starting now until July
How often: as often as possible
How: studying, editing and implementing devices

5. (Try again to) learn how to write in Arduino

I’ll have to study everything again to try to implement some Arduino automations.

I plan to implement 2 devices until the end of the year.

Start and ending period: starting now until the end of the year
How often: when possible.
How: creating projects for home automation

6. Study programming, data science and machine learning

Last year this wasn’t a goal. If it were, I certainly would have accomplished it. This year I want to keep studying it and implementing on every corner of my life.

Start and ending period: starting now until the end of the year
How often: 2 hour a week at least.
How: programming using Python and Javascript

7. Physical exercises

I did exercise for the first 3 months of the year. After that I got lazy and stopped at all. I’ll try to get back to the exercises.

Start and ending period: starting now until the end of the year
How often: 3 times a week for at least 45 minutes each
How: Ashtanga Yoga
and Lian Gong Shi Ba Fa

8. Meditate

Meditating was a great activity while it last. I want to keep doing it.

Start and ending period: starting now until the end of the year
How often: 3 times a week
How: try different sort of meditation styles until finding one that fits me better

9. Keep reading books

My goal for the last year was quite ambitious, 24 books in one year is quite a lot for me. I couldn’t accomplish it, but I still read 21 books and I am very happy with it. As I said last year, reading is a pleasant moment in my life and 2021 was a great year on this matter.

This year I’ll set a goal more doable.

Start and ending period: starting now until the end of the year
How often: daily
How: read 12 books this year or 1 book every month

9. Avoid getting involved with Work

I have a terrible habit of getting too much involved with work. It’s not a healthy thing to do, so I’m trying a “let it go” thing with it.

Start and ending period: starting now until the end of the year
How often: remember every week if I’m being able to keep my goal
How: not getting worried if things doesn’t work out

10. Do (small) courses/projects related to work

It’s a weird goal, specially after saying that I’m trying to avoid getting involved with Work.

What I’m trying to accomplish is to get involved with my Work study program doing courses like e-Gov, programming and others not directly related with what I do subjects.

Start and ending period: starting now until the end of the year
How often: 1 course per month
How: subscribing on the available
courses

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