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New Year Resolutions (2022)

Last updated: 10/7

In 2020, I did something wild. Wild, at least, by my standards. I published my New Year Resolutions on my old blog. Even though I didn’t share that post explicitly, the fact that it was public and my 10-something subscribers will be notified over email gave me enough accountability to move forward.

Guess what? I nailed all those resolutions, except one, which I figured was kinda out of my control 😅

In 2021, I did something different. I wrote these resolutions on Notion, and tucked them away in a corner and even forgot about them. The moment I recalled I have resolutions to nail down, I felt guilty but I continued on.

In 2021, I winded back. I wrote my resolutions in Notion and tucked them away somewhere in a corner. The result? I managed to do only one, that too, barely. Even though I learnt more in 2021 than in any other year because of the unique circumstances, I’d have preferred nailing some long-term goals in the guise of these resolutions.

There’s a particular framework that I follow when I make them, which I’ll explain later. There are people like James Clear who can do the job of explaining such things better.


So, here’s the list of things I want to get done.

  • Publish 12 articles on my blog. (4/12)
  • Read 2 books (1/2)
  • Take part in one two four hackathons/product events/projects (5/4)
  • Post 6 song covers (or originals!?) on my YouTube channel. (3/6)
  • Do 10 pull-ups in a row (current best: 7)
  • Do 30 push-ups in a row (current best: 31)
  • Do 10 pike push-ups in a row (current best: 8)
  • Gain 5 kg of muscle mass (current weight: 69 kg awwyeah)
  • Unguided meditation for 5 mins for 10 days in January (10/10)

These might look like very generic resolutions. Actually, they are not. I have a personal policy of disclosing bits about my unfinished projects. So, wait for me to complete them. 🤓

This is a very dynamic post, which means that I’ll keep updating the contents here in the days to come. Again, there are good reasons for doing so. I’ll explain them later.

#random