My TOP 10 Goals for 2015

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I wanted to make this post much sooner but I’ve been busy with my project for last couple of months so it took me a while. It’s been few years from when I started to make a list of things I’d like to achieve every year. I found out it really helps me to focus on my self-growth when I have everything written down and always visible to me. The only difference now is that I don’t really make it a new year’s resolution but instead I add new things to the list continuously through out the year as my "needs" and "wants" change over time.

1. Launch my new project

As I said before I’ve been working on HotPotMama for last couple of months and even though I missed the supposed launch by the end of 2014 because of all the partying, it’s still my #1 priority and I dedicate most of my time to it. I’m really close to make it happen, so hopefully I won’t be ashamed of myself when I do another overview of my life next year.

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2. Drink more tea

One of the reasons I moved to Taiwan was to slow down with all the alcohol because it not only postponed the launch of my project, but it also seriously fucks up with my health. I always had this excuse about why I have to drink tons of beer, because In Slovakia it’s cheaper than water (and definitely much cheaper than tea). But here in Taiwan it’s a different story and you can get tasty tea anywhere starting from NT$20, comparing to beer which starts at around NT$40 and it’s at least 3 times more expensive in bars. No stupid excuses anymore.

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3. Learn to swim

I always wanted to know how to swim, especially when I was with my friends near the water and they all had fun and all I could do is just drink beer and look from the distance. The reason I can’t swim is mostly because I have a bad memory on swimming courses I took when I was kid. I also didn’t have a chance to learn it ever since because I didn’t have an easy access to any pool. But it changed after I came to Taiwan. The day after I moved to my new apartment I realized we have our own pool downstairs. I can’t wait when it’s open in March.

4. Ride the east coast

Traffic in Taiwan is the craziest shit I’ve ever seen in my life, but seeing lot of videos of people doing the east coast on scooter made me want to do it. I haven’t driven or rode anything since I got my driver’s license (around 6 years ago) which makes everything much scarier to me, but I feel it’s really worth it. Just see for your self.

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5. Give some love to a dog

I’m a dog person since I remember and I love those little creatures more than people. The problem was that after my ex-step-father killed my dog just because he wanted a different breed, I didn’t feel like making an attachment to another one anytime soon. I’m already over it so I was thinking about finding a shelter and visiting some dog regularly. I can’t take it home though because of visa runs I’m forced to do every 3 months, but I think I can at least make some dog happy by spending some time with it.

6. Get in to affiliate marketing

I’ve been reading quite a lot about affiliate marketing and now that I don’t have any income at all, I was thinking about creating at least one affiliate website this year. It’s not that I necessarily need to earn some money now, but sooner I start the better. The only thing I’m not sure about is whether I should aim for a profitable niche or for something I truly love and could invest lot of time and passion to it. What do you think?

7. Waking up early

After I came to Taiwan jet lag has done lot of harm to my biorhythm and it didn’t get any better with all those parties I had first weeks here. I’m still in a pretty fucked up state when I mostly go to bed at 5am and get up late afternoon. The good thing is I don’t have to worry about getting up early to go to a boring 9-5 job, but I would really like to explore Kaohsiung more which is best during the day when everyone else is in work and school. My goal is to wake up at 6am during weekdays and 8am during weekends. It only happened to me few times but I was able to find lot of nice places such as this big park in middle of residential area.

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8. Spending more time on my blog

When I started this blog I thought that I’ll be spending lot of time writing new articles, because I have ton’s of ideas on what message to spread around. But it quickly turned out to be false, because I’m lazy piece of shit and lot of time I like to just sit on my bed and play my guitar. I want to challenge myself so I’m setting up a goal of writing at least 1 article per week at this stage (I want to go for 2 per week).

9. Going full vegetarian

I really love fish and seafood, but I feel like I can live without any meat completely. The pain and fear people cause to animals is unnecessary because we, unlike animals, have lot of choices to make that don’t involve being violent against another living creatures. I’ve already significantly reduced fish and it didn’t have any negative impact on my health so I’d like to continue this path.

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10. Chew like a buddhist

Even though I lost lot of weight since I became a pescetarian, my huge belly is still there and I get frustrated sometimes when I can’t see my dick because of it. I’m kidding, but there really were times like that. Anyway, I get more concerned about my health and fat, which led me to a discovery of a long chewing that is practiced mostly by buddhists.

All you need to do is to chew every single bite of food at least 20 times. By chewing your food thoroughly you achieve that by the time it gets to your stomach it’s already processed. It means that your stomach doesn’t need to do the hard work and you save lot of energy resulting in eating much less.

These are just few goals I’d like to achieve in the near future, writing them all would make this post much longer and more boring than it’s now. It might not look interesting to you, but I really want to challenge myself and get out of my comfort zone, stop bad habits and make this world at least a little better place for animals.

And what are your goals? Please let me know in the comments below.

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