101 Things in 1001 Days

The Mission
Complete 101 preset tasks in a period of 1001 days.

The Criteria
Tasks must be specific (ie. no ambiguity in the wording) with a result that is either measurable or clearly defined. Tasks must also be realistic and stretching (ie. represent some amount of work on my part).

Why 1001 Days?
Many people have created lists in the past – frequently simple goals such as New Year’s resolutions. The key to beating procrastination is to set a deadline that is realistic. 1001 Days (about 2.75 years) is a better period of time than a year, because it allows you several seasons to complete the tasks, which is better for organising and timing some tasks such as overseas trips or outdoor activities.

My List
Start date : 01 January 2008
End date : 28 September 2010

Key
Not yet started
In progress
Complete

FAMILY
001 | Write my mum a gratitude letter
002 | Take my son to the snow
003 | Get engaged
004 | Get married
005 | Fall pregnant and have another baby
006 | Get my son over his fear of Santa
007 | Take Adam to Paris
008 | Make a photo book from my wedding pictures
009 | Get my son into Saturday morning sport
010 | Get another dog
011 | Take my son to Disneyland
012 | Visit my brother in Chicago
013 | Create a family tree for my children
014 | Make a gift for each family member one Christmas
015 | Take my son camping (in a tent)
016 | Buy a swing set for my son
017 | Bake a cake for my son’s birthday from this
018 | Take my son overseas to a non-English-speaking country
019 | Teach my son to update his own blog once a month
020 | Roll down a grassy hill with my son
021 | Fly a kite with my son
022 | Buy a push bike and go riding with my son
023 | Regular “Date night” with my partner

FAITH, HEALTH & WELLBEING
024 | Attend Buddha’s Birthday celebrations
025 | Regular pilates until I fall pregnant
026 | Go on a meditation or yoga retreat
027 | Get a massage once a week for one month
028 | Start a social tennis group
029 | Do a fun run
030 | Write a list of 101 Things that make me happy
031 | Go for a walk at 6.30am every morning for one month (0/31)
032 | Try Tai Chi for one month
033 | Do modified pilates throughout my pregnancy
034 | Do a course in meditation and/or Buddhism
035 | Touch my toes without bending my knees
036 | No fast food for three months straight
037 | Read Change The Way You See Everything
038 | Cook one new recipe a month (12/33)
039 | No meat, alcohol, wheat and dairy for six weeks

TRAVEL, ENVIRONMENT & EXPERIENCES
040 | Declutter: sell or give-away 101 material items I own
041 | Send an anonymous gift or flowers
042 | Paint something on canvas
043 | Visit Tasmania
044 | Go on holiday to Thailand
045 | Take a pole dancing class
046 | Take a swing dancing class
047 | Visit Italy and explore it… slowly
048 | Give blood and register for bone marrow donation
049 | Take a Thai or Vietnamese cooking class
050 | Visit and participate in a nudist beach
051 | Skydive
052 | Visit Phillip Island
053 | Participate in Earth Hour
054 | Go to 10 new bars (10/10)
055 | Dine at these restaurants (3/6)
056 | Make a cheesecake from scratch
057 | Knit a scarf
058 | See thirty films from this list (30/30)
059 | Meet my neighbours
060 | Join We Are What We Do and track my actions for 60 Days (started March 10)
061 | Choose 5 things from Future Makers that I can stick to (3/5)

FINANCES
062 | Write a budget & stick to it
063 | Save a deposit for a house
064 | Buy my first home
065 | Pay off my personal loan debt
066 | See a financial advisor
067 | Create an education savings account for my children
068 | Update my will

JUST FOR ME
069 | Hire a cleaner
070 | Replace all my old undies
071 | Take time to cloud gaze & take 3 photos of lookalike clouds
072 | Get my teeth whitened
073 | Buy new jeans to replace the Seven pair I bought in 2002
074 | Send a postcard to PostSecret
075 | For one week, go to bed at 8.30pm and read books
076 | Read the rest of 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
077 | Organise my music
078 | Organise my photos
079 | Get an external hard drive & back-up

WORK & CREATIVITY
080 | Create a business idea that drives income without me
081 | Read my Certified Professional Coach Program
082 | Take a professional photography course
083 | Take an advanced course in Photoshop
084 | Complete 100_snapshots (7/100)
085 | Read The 4 Hour Work Week
086 | Learn Adobe Illustrator
087 | Achieve senior m’ment status at work
088 | Get one new client on board (*conditions apply)
089 | Get another new client on board (*conditions apply)
090 | Create a canvas with photos of my son
091 | Create a concept and outline for a novel
092 | Participate in NaNoWriMo
093 | Write a children’s book
094 | Publish a children’s book

STUFF I WANT
095 | New lounge suite
096 | A decent BBQ
097 | New dining chairs
098 | A new passport for me & my son
099 | Digital video camera
100 | A shelf in my laundry

101 | Donate $5 a day to charity for any item incomplete after 1001 days

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