Every time I end up taking time off of social media in general, I never regret it. At the same time, I also find new things I want to do during that time.
We often do a retrospective, so why not project a year? Here’s how I’m starting 2018 though personal, work, family, and fitness.
A bit of a look back on the past year (from Pressware to music), what’s planned, and my taking the rest of the year off the grid.
This time of year, people usually do a sort of retrospective on their blog, their podcast, or whatever form of media they use most. And they are a lot of fun to read.
I’ve never really done that, though. Instead, I’ve often talked about what I hope to accomplish over the next year or so.
But last year, while working through a number of things, I decided that I really wanted to continue to focus my efforts on WordPress and really work at learning as much as possible. It would help me grow my business, there are plenty of tangential technologies around it to keep my sharp on certain things, and it’s what I’m happiest doing. There’s very little downside.
Anyway, I’m not one of those who subscribes to New Year’s Resolutions because I figure now is as good as time as any to start a new habit.
But when you’ve read the books you set out to read, finished the planned workouts, and achieved other goals you listed a little while ago, why not start over with a few more?
The thing is, it’s super hard to account for a variable amount of stuff that will inevitably show up over the next year that may disrupt your goals. And if you get too legalistic about said goals, then the things that come up may end up being far more frustrating than the positive experiences they could be.
With that said, I thought I might share a little bit about my plans for 2016. Specifically, what I hope to do and then maybe do a check-in every quarter or so to see how they are going.
If nothing else, it’ll be neat to review what I’ve set out to read and what I’ve accomplished.
With us heading into the final month of the year and with the success that I’ve had in months past, I thought it may be time for me to do another social media sabbatical.