Personal OKRs for 2020

  • Redirect 80% of “dead time” phone usage (time & instances) from Twitter et al. to reading, meditation, or nothing
    😐 Did pretty well at this for a month, then upon starting the new job ended up without any real dead time. When I did have time, it felt like the priority was in fact to have a mindless few minutes.
  • Build an integrated meditation habit: try 10m+ 3x/week (while running?) and for 1m+ another 5x/week [30d experiment]
    🌲 Did this experiment, didn’t feel I got much out of it.
  • Exercise 5x/week
    😐 3.8. I’ll take it this year.
  • Find a ≤40m gym workout I enjoy
    - Ended up a moot point, no gyms to go to with Covid.
  • Find time to “just play” with each kid each week
    👹 Failed to even measure this.
  • Write letters to my kids
    🌲 Success
  • (Starting a new job in February. Most goals will be confidential.)
    - This was where all the energy went
  • Develop a daily on paper prioritization/focus practice [30d experiment]
    🌲 Did this experiment, didn’t feel it impacted my day at all, and juggling paper with digital was a pain.
  • Bring 1h of piano music to performance-lite level (not perfect, but good enough to record & share)
    👹 This turned out to be way more work than I expected. I put dozens of hours into some pieces only to realize I was so much farther off than I realized. Every bit of progress was met with a new appreciation for how far I was from where I wanted to be. I ended up getting 3 pieces – 11 minutes – above the “not embarassed” bar: a Bach French Suite movement, Tchakovsky’s October, and Chopin’s Nocturne Op. 9 No. 2.
  • Finish photo & video library work from 2019 and retire NAS
    👹 Didn’t get to it
  • Prevent the garage from devolving into a mess
    😐 Not great, could’ve been worse
  • Add 10 new recipes to the repertoire
    👹 One

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