2021 goals: Conclusion and Achievements

On December 22nd, 2021 in Myself

At the end of January I set my goals for 2021 looking for a more productive year. This is my conclusion report.

You can check those progress reports:

  1. 2021 goals: January progress
  2. 2021 goals: February progress
  3. 2021 goals: March progress
  4. 2021 goals: April progress
  5. 2021 goals: July progress

2021 goals

  1. Write down my projects and researches in this blog;
  2. Be able to have a daily conversation in Japanese;
  3. Have all my photos edited. Have some of them at Shutterstock;
  4. Have Home Assistant fully functional at home with some automations concluded;
  5. Have a NAS server running with all our data organized;
  6. Learn to write in Arduino and make some DIY projects;
  7. Do periodical physical exercises;
  8. Meditate;
  9. Read more books.

Overall Review

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. The last post evaluating my progress was on July.

Overall, I definitely think that the idea of making a public goal was great. Not only I had to create goals, but also I had to review them regularly. Even with my lack of continuity, I believe that writing down the goals showed me that I must also improve on that.

I will write down on every goal what went wrong and what should I do in 2022.

What I could do better next year?

Do it all over again and try to close more goals.

Write down my projects and researches in this blog

I haven’t write this amount of posts for a long time. I completed only 15 posts of 48, but it’s better than nothing. I’m thinking of renew this goal for 2022 and keep this number of posts as goal. I really would like to produce more content on the future.

Goal for this month: 4 posts
Achieved this month: 1/4 (25%)
Total achieved: 15/48 (31.25%)

Be able to have a daily conversation in Japanese

I didn’t study Japanese this year. Overall, my Japanese skills have improved a lot this year, but that happened due to the necessity of living in Japan. I don’t think that I’ll use Japanese like I have to use now, but I want to keep studying it. Maybe for the next year I create a goal less ambitious.

Goal for this month: 6 hours
Achieved this month: 0/24 (0%)
Total achieved: 0/288 (0%)

Have all my photos edited. Have some of them at Shutterstock

I’ll keep this goal and I do believe that I can accomplish it next year.

Goal for this month: 0 hours
Achieved this month: 0/0 (%)
Total achieved: 0/344 (0%)

Have Home Assistant fully functional at home with some automations concluded

I’ll mark it as completed. After the beginning of the year, I didn’t have any trouble with my automations. Next year, I’ll have to create new automations, so I’ll recreate this goal for 2022.

Total achieved: 100%

Have a NAS server running with all our data organized

This is one of my very old projects that finally is done. I’m happy with it and I don’t believe that I’ll have to update that soon.

Total achieved: 100%

Learn to write in Arduino and make some DIY projects

Definitely I’ll have new projects that will demand automations. I’m not sure if I’ll have time to create them using Arduino, but I think that will also keep it.

Goal for this year: 6 project
Total achieved: 0/6 (0%)

Do periodical physical exercises

I gained 12 kg this year. My health was great while doing the exercises. I’ll surely renew this goal.

Goal for this month: 12 days
Achieved this month: 0/12 (0.0%)
Total achieved: 17/120 (14.16%)

Meditate

I was doing great at the beginning of the year. Meditate is a very old project of mine. I failed this year, but I’ll try again.

Goal for this month: 12 days
Achieved this month: 0/12 (0%)
Total achieved: 21/120 (17.5%)

Read more books

I read a lot of books this year. I couldn’t accomplish my goal, but it was close and I’m really help with it. Next year I think that I’ll renew this goal, but with less books.

Goal for this month: 2 books
Achieved this month: 0/2 (0%)
Total achieved: 21/24 (29.16%)

Bonus activities

  1. I learned a LOT of Python, Pandas and Plotly. I also learned a good amount of data science, enough to understand that there a lot more to study and learn. Programming wasn’t a goal this year, but I really make a huge difference on my daily routine and in my life. Programming is a very old project that was left behind and even without being listed in 2021, it sucked a great amount of energy and hours.
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2021 goals: July progress

On August 17th, 2021 in Myself

At the end of January I set my goals for 2021 looking for a more productive year. This is my July progress report.

You can check those progress reports:

  1. 2021 goals: January progress
  2. 2021 goals: February progress
  3. 2021 goals: March progress
  4. 2021 goals: April progress

2021 goals

  1. Write down my projects and researches in this blog;
  2. Be able to have a daily conversation in Japanese;
  3. Have all my photos edited. Have some of them at Shutterstock;
  4. Have Home Assistant fully functional at home with some automations concluded;
  5. Have a NAS server running with all our data organized;
  6. Learn to write in Arduino and make some DIY projects;
  7. Do periodical physical exercises;
  8. Meditate;
  9. Read more books.

Overall Review

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.

What I could do better in August and September?

Focus on what I can accomplish. I’ll try focusing on meditation and physical exercises.

Write down my projects and researches in this blog

Goal for this month: 4 posts
Achieved this month: 4/4 (100%)
Total achieved: 14/48 (29.16%)

Be able to have a daily conversation in Japanese

As I said on my overall review, it’s on halt.

Goal for this month: 6 hours
Achieved this month: 0/24 (0%)
Total achieved: 0/288 (0%)

Have all my photos edited. Have some of them at Shutterstock

This activity is also on halt.

Goal for this month: 0 hours
Achieved this month: 0/0 (%)
Total achieved: 0/344 (0%)

Have Home Assistant fully functional at home with some automations concluded

New devices shall be implemented in the forthcoming months and further modifications will be done. I just don’t tick it as complete because there’s always something else to implement or edit.

Total achieved: 90%

Have a NAS server running with all our data organized

My setup is done and nowadays I have a LOT of cronjobs running every day/hour. I’ll talk about them in other posts.

Total achieved: 100%

Learn to write in Arduino and make some DIY projects

This activity is also on halt, despite my readings of DIY projects sometime.

Goal for this year: 6 project
Total achieved: 0/6 (0%)

Do periodical physical exercises

Goal for this month: 12 days
Achieved this month: 0/12 (0.0%)
Total achieved: 17/120 (14.16%)

Meditate

Goal for this month: 12 days
Achieved this month: 0/12 (0%)
Total achieved: 21/120 (17.5%)

Read more books

Goal for this month: 2 books
Achieved this month: 0/2 (0%)
Total achieved: 7/24 (29.16%)

Bonus activities

  1. I’ve been writing a lot, but only work stuffs.
  2. I slowed down my studies on coding, but I’m still doing it for work. Same for Pandas and Plotly.
Tags: 2021 goals