The one year rule

The one-year rule is simple: in one years’ time, what will I regret not starting today. The question does make you ponder. Repeating and perfecting an action for a year will make it a solid habit, one that I might even be good at.

Not passing the intermediate plateau in French

Passing the intermediate plateau will be a gigantic success and one of my biggest achievements. It will help me to copy and paste a formula to I will learn how to learn any language by learning my first one and reaching an advanced level

Not learning how to photoshop and take photos

It’s about learning how to channel creativity and conjure up a project that will make me super proud of myself. Projects are a healthy way to blow off steam, to build up my skillset and to find myself and my aesthetic develop through my 20s and 30s.

If I haven’t improved my writing style within the year, it’s safe to say that I will be disappointed. I want to become expressive and creative with my language, I want to write letters that move people, make them cry and laugh, and I’d score even bigger if I could do both in the same letter. Letters are a precious sentiment that we are losing as a society. I’m sure they will be replaced with other sentiments but until I find its replacement, I will continue to write them.

Not getting sportier

Staring a small workout that I can consistently achieve will get me better results than doing nothing. It takes 3-4 months to see a change and the quicker I start, the quicker I’ll move on. Tomorrow morning, I will wake at 6:30, change into my gym clothes and get my hear beat up and moving.

Not make enough memories

Saying yes to more things is difficult when you work long hours like I do especially when the efforts required are high-intensity, emotionally challenging and mentally straining. But when looking back on life, there’s nothing to look back on apart from the memories. You won’t remember grueling in the office, or watching a movie on your sofa, but you will remember all the crazy and laughter. It’s also important to remember that we work to live, so we should prioritize our private time.

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