2022 SO FAR

Happy New Year again!

It’s just 9 days into 2022 and I hope you are having a great year so far. For me, the year so far has been very calm but also very exciting. A few things I have been up to:

No Social Media January:

Pictorial representation of all the apps I deleted on my phone at midnight on 1st January, 2022

I made a decision towards the end of 2021 to stay off social media for 1 month at the start of the new year. I wish I could say this was driven by some form of deep insight, however, it was just a desire I had to exert control on how I consumed social media content, especially on how much time I spent on the platforms I enjoyed. I like to think about it as a ‘digital detox. 9 days in and it’s been a great experiment. I’ll do a full blogpost about this at the end of the month.

2022 Goals Finalized:

Each rock represents a goal

As I had shared in my 2021 round up post, I want to be a lot more intentional this year, therefore, I spent some time drafting my 2022 goals and I am super excited to have clarity on my big picture for 2022. It’s always important to mention that achieving goals is not just about setting the big goals, what is critical is to have the right systems daily that support your goals. I adopted the ‘5 rocks’ concept from my time at P&G and identified 5 key areas I wanted to focus on this year and what success would look like in those areas.

Reading Atomic Habits (again):

1st Jan 2022 – starting the year with my copy of Atomic Habits

At this point, I could very well have a megaphone in my hand preaching the Atomic Habits gospel – that is how much I think everyone should read this book! Every time I read the book, I have a takeaway line and the line I am currently holding on to is – “Habits form based on frequency not time”… this speaks to the power of consistency/repetition which is a key lesson I hope to always remember. Haven’t read Atomic Habits yet? Please do!

Started Learning About The Stock Market: I am naturally very. old school about finances and investments, however, after a conversation with a friend about S&P 500 investment fund and a follow-up podcast recommendation, my interest started to spike. I’m still trying to learn the basics … interesting stuff so far.

Overall, it has been a great start to the year and I hope that has been the case for you as well. If not, there’s still a lot of time.

P.S: Not sure how anyone will know about this post considering I’m on a social media break … but the commitment is to write weekly, so write weekly I shall strive to 🙂

Wishing you an amazing week.