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July OKRs


Work well

  • Average 3h focus time on each workday (15h a week)

Make gains

  • Lift 4x a week for 3 weeks
  • Track my macros X days in MyFitnessPal
  • Track my weight weekly

Get zen

  • Meditate every day (do Vipassana)
  • Shoot for an average of 30+ minutes

Learn Korean

  • Sign up for a Korean course starting in August

Health metrics

  • Run once a week
  • Log into Rocket each week and keep an eye on expenses
  • Track leisurely meals with friends/family NEW

OKRs - planning

I've traditionally struggled to track macros consistently - that'll be the hardest KR for me to nail this month.

I tried to keep my other OKRs chill so I can tackle this traditionally challenging habit for me. Also, I gave myself 3 days buffer, there's actually 23 days left in the month.

I'll want to track foods right after I've eaten them, and be very okay with estimates. I'll also want to take the time set up "meals" in MyFitnessPal for quick adds. More tips here. Overall, I see tracking macros as an educational activity I plan to do for as long as it serves me.

Final note, I know these OKRs are more output-based than outcome-based, which is usually bad in a business setting. But in my personal life, I like them this way, because I find them more motivating. Also outcomes are pretty clearly driven by output in my personal life and I subscribe to the following:

You do not rise to the level of your goals. You fall to the level of your systems.

Your goal is your desired outcome. Your system is the collection of daily habits that will get you there.

This year, spend less time focusing on outcomes and more time focusing on the habits that precede the results.

- James Clear, Atomic Habits

I won't underestimate the other KRs either, averaging 30+ minutes requires some dedication, as is getting enough focus hours at work.