New Years Resolutions

  • Relearn Deep Work - The presence of technology grew quite a bit in the last couple of years, and I wasn’t ready for it. I’ve damaged my ability to focus and work for extended hours. Luckily books like The Power of Habit, Deep Work, and Hooked helped me to understand the psychology behind it.

  • Invest in skills which don’t go out of style - For the last couple of years, I’ve been hit by Impostor Syndrome. I’ve learned a lot, but it never felt like it was enough to share. Lately, I’ve gained more confidence in my skills, so I would like to share what I’ve learned more frequently. Instead of focusing on new technologies I’ll focus more on speaking, writing, and teaching.

  • Blog more - and cement the habit of writing into my daily routine while doing so.

  • Read more - English is not my native language. Because of this writing in English takes a bit more time than it should. I would like to expand my vocabulary and get more comfortable with it.

  • I’m not going to buy any stuff for myself and invest instead - Inspired by Brad Frost’s article. A couple of months ago I was moving to a different city. While packing, I’ve found lots of stuff I bought for myself but used only a couple of times. It made me realize I waste a lot of money. Not only on physical goods but also on digital ones. So when I finished moving all the stuff, I collected things I didn’t use and sold them online. This resolution will be a tough one to follow. But in the end, it should improve my financial situation and have less stuff to care about.

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