I think enough has been said about how life-changing 2020 was, because of how it forced us to take a break from routine, and allowed us to step out of our comfort zones.
Change is a good catalyst for growth, and gives us new perspectives on what is really important in life.
Before diving into 2021, let just do a brief review of 2020.
Review of 2020
- Markets were a wild ride, but provided great opportunities to ride strong trends, such as Tesla, Bitcoin, etc. This gave us one of the best years of returns.
- Exercised 3-4 times a week, including tennis, gym, swimming, running, yoga.
- Used to have a bad habit of sleeping late, finally managed to keep to a timing of 12-8am, giving me 8 hours of sleep a day.
- Became a certified sports massage therapist, after 7 weeks of training (70+ hours) and a final practical exam.
- Started meditating 15-3o mins a day.
- Stopped eating hawker food and started eating healthier, including more fruits and vegetables with every meal.
- Managed to bulk up from 55kg to 60kg.
- Read up a lot and worked on relationships.
- Since I could not travel overseas, I explored a lot of new places within Singapore:
- Spent a decent amount of time with close friends and family, meeting everyone at least once a week.
- Watched 110 movies and TV series – that’s way too many lol
- Only read about 40 books
Plans for 2021
- Planning to create a lot more useful articles and videos for this blog.
- Planning to continue meditating daily, and increase to 45 minutes a day.
- If possible, go on a meditation retreat.
- Incorporate mindfulness as part of daily life.
- Continue sleeping from 12-8am daily, with 8 hours of sleep.
- Continue exercising 3-4 times a week, including tennis, gym, swimming, running, yoga.
- Work on increasing flexibility and strengthening core muscles to reduce injuries.
- Continue bulking, next goal is to go from 60kg to 65kg.
- Continue to eat healthy, cut down on sugar, salt, processed foods.
- Continue to work on relationships.
- Learn how to drive (again). I have a license, but I have not driven for more than 10 years.
- Learn how to cook and bake.
- Read more books and watch less TV.
- Travel more, if possible.
- Try some new things that are out of your comfort zone.
As I reach the big 35 this year, I hope I do not have a midlife crisis, but instead get some wisdom and clarity about what is important in life.
“A Calm Mind, a Fit Body, a House Full of Love” – Naval