About the concept, it is from this post ‘Go Deeper, Not Wider’ from Raptitude.
– Copy from the post from Raptitude-
“No new hobbies, equipment, games, or books are allowed during this year. Instead, you have to find the value in what you already own or what you’ve already started.
You improve skills rather than learning new ones. You consume media you’ve already stockpiled instead of acquiring more.
You read your unread books, or even reread your favorites. You pick up the guitar again and get better at it, instead of taking up the harmonica. You finish the Gordon Ramsey Masterclass you started in April, despite your fascination with the new Annie Leibovitz one, even though it’s on sale.”
I know this is what I need in my 2018, to stay focus in what I already know/have, instead of keep looking for newness.
I have been trying out a lot of new things, new activities in past years.
For fitness and health, I went from running (attended 2 runs in 2017), swimming, cycling, to Yoga, Pilates, Muay Thai, Kickboxing, Body Combat, and I wanted to try rock climbing, dancing.
Though from end of 2017, I already focused a lot on my Yoga practice, I was still thinking of attending a contemporary dance class. It is time to focus on what I wish to deepen. Yoga is what I need should spend my time on for 2018, it not only can be my hobby, but also my passion, which is possibly bringing so much happiness to my life.
Other than fitness/sport, I have other many hobbies, I could not hide my passion to learn things which came across my mind (or being forced to see from my social media advertisements), especially when I started to adopt the concept of ‘shop for experience, not things’, I felt it was ok to spend money on trying new things, since I rarely spend my money on things. I started to look for activities that got my attentions, except the sport classes I mentioned above, I looked for and researched on the classes: Ukulele, Harmonica, Leather Craft, Calligraphy, Origami, Singing, Writing, Korean Language, Barista, Tea Ceremony, Drawing, you named it.
Though eventually I only went to 2 courses of Ukulele, the other ideas are still in my mind, imagine how much time I spent on researching on them, thinking about them.
With the clear focus I set for my Depth year of 2018, I feel more relieved to understand it is ok that I keep those new tries aside, and focus on things I already have, and work on them more.