Half Yearly Review: 2022

At the beginning of the year, I wrote a post about the 5 things that I’m going to keep doing in 2022. I think the middle of the year is a good time to see how I’m tracking and refresh myself on all the things that I had set out to do for myself this year.

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1. Reading
I wanted to keep reading. I had actually set myself the goal of reading 20 books this year. I don’t think I’m fairing very well. At the time of writing this, I’ve only finished 3 books so far in the year! To be fair, I was very pre-occupied with organising myself and moving (soon to be twice) in the first half of this year. With my upcoming move, I bought myself a kindle. Apparently it will help me to read more. I was torn with buying a kindle as I’m a “you have to feel the pages in your hands” person but I probably wouldn’t have easy access to English books in Korea so ended up getting one for this purpose. I like the easy of carrying it when I’m out incase I have time to read it whilst waiting or on public transport. I like being able get the books instantly (hello instant gratification generation). We’ll see if by some reading spree, I’ll get close to 20 this year.

2. Exercising
I wanted to keep up my exercising and I think I’ve done well with sticking to this. My ultimate goal is to preserve my aging body so I really make it a priority in my day. I wouldn’t say I’ve done anything new in my exercise routine so far. We’ve had an unusual amount of rain here this year so I haven’t been out for my walks as much but I’m still exercising indoors.

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3. Exploring grocery stores
I wanted to keep exploring grocery stores. So far this year, I don’t think I really have been. My latter half of the year will have a lot of exploring grocery stores so I think I’m ok here.

4. Making mornings me time
Well…….with it being winter now, this still hasn’t really happend!

5. Keep minimising
It really did help that I had to move in the first half of the year. I was able to go through everything that I had and part ways with those items that really have had its day. Now that we actually need to go out, I’ve tried to be more purposeful with all my purchases. Not only in terms of usage but colour and material so that they can be worn more often across seasons and events.

So that’s it! How are you going with your own goals of 2022?

7 thoughts on “Half Yearly Review: 2022

  1. I think you’re doing well so far, especially with the exercise. Try as I might I cannot get myself to exercise more! I love to declutter and have achieved quite a bit so far this year. It does help to have goals though

  2. I didn’t have set goals that I wanted to accomplish this year, but I think it’s admirable that you’ve done quite well with yours, even when you were so busy with moving around! I have no doubt that you’ll explore (and enjoy) plenty of the convenience stores in Korea: they’re a whole other level compared to those in the West!

    1. I always have to set these goals so I’m focused. I also wonder how the people who I think achieve the most out of the day and how I can do the same! Every product will be new. Can’t wait.

  3. I’m doing ok. Managed to take a writing course. Have read quite a bit and exercised. Wanted to have read more French by now but I’m working on changing that.

    I like your idea of making morning time yours. I’d like to do this as well but am often distracted. I also would like to get better organized. Maybe some day.

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