My Year in Review: 2021

"The difference between good and great is often an extra round of revision." – James Clear

Year 2021 feels like going very fast. Here we are already in the last day of the year and this is my annual blog post about what happened in my life in 2021, what went well, and what went wrong. I hope we can learn something from this.


I was still in Bali, enjoying my long stay there and re-setting my lifestyle. I spent new year's eve by going to bed early like what I usually did while I was there. In the first day of the year, I woke up early and went to Sanur to see the first sunrise of the year and then did running for 5 km. It wasn't that far because I wasn't into running at that time.

I started eating consciously, no diet anymore but everything is well-considered. I started sleeping in scheduled time, going bed early, and waking up early. I started exercising regularly, especially cycling and running. I rode my bike around 973 km while I was staying in Bali.

Lesson learned: I believe new year's resolutions don't work. Habits and systems can. So I focus building good habits and supporting systems, so I can achieve goals. It's not only about work, but also about my physical and mental health.