Day Zero Project

I tried this once before but didn’t manage to complete it, partly because I lost my list half way through and sort of gave up on it, but I am going to try again.

The Challenge:
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 your part).

Why 1001 Days?
Many people have created lists in the past – frequently simple challenges such as New Year’s resolutions or a ‘Bucket List’. 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, study semesters, or outdoor activities.

I am starting my list today so it will be completed on 24th August 2014. Keep reading my blog as I will keep you updated on my progress

  1. Read those history books you keep buying and never opening
  2. Use my kindle more
  3. Listen to everything in my iTunes library at least once
  4. Give up alcohol for a month
  5. Give up fizzy drinks for a month
  6. Give up chocolate for a month
  7. Drink only water for a month
  8. Cook something from each of your recipe books
  9. Finish Doctor who scarf
  10. Spend more time with sisters
  11. Pick up the last of my stuff from my parents
  12. Rejoin the British Library
  13. Enter NaNoWriMo each year and complete it
  14. Complete NaNoEdMo
  15. Submit one of your books for publication
  16. Start my own War of the Roses research so I don’t have to rely on what other people tell me
  17. Tidy my room and keep it that way
  18. Give yourself regular manicures
  19. Experiment with make up more
  20. Stop biting nails
  21. Pay off debts
  22. Complete couch to 5k programme
  23. Complete the 100 push up challenge
  24. Complete the 200 sit up challenge
  25. Go vegan for a week to see if I can
  26. Ask 20 friends to suggest a book and then read them all
  27. Meet up with friends you haven’t seen in years
  28. Complete 100+ reading challenge
  29. Attend a music festival in another country
  30. Complete project 52 with both loupie.co.uk and ukgoth.info
  31. Complete weff riddles
  32. Learn BSL
  33. Improve posture
  34. Learn to swim
  35. Update address book so I have an email address, phone number and address for most people
  36. Learn 25 origami shapes I don’t already know
  37. Apply and test for Mensa
  38. Complete at least one scary crochet character
  39. Produce enough craft items to sell at the goth bring and buy
  40. Update my elf wood account
  41. Get my ears pierced again
  42. Complete cover to cover bible notes
  43. Start a diary and write in it every day for a year
  44. Do the 750 words challenge every day for at least a month
  45. Go to Whitby Goth Fest
  46. Rejoin the MSS and go to more events
  47. Get involved with Woodhouse more, don’t just turn up once a year
  48. Tell bank, DVLA, Skirmish magazine etc. I have moved
  49. Go for the lunch date to Petticoat Lane that me and Carrolle have been talking about for ages
  50. Get my legs waxed
  51. Go through all the unread books on my shelf and either get rid of them or read them.
  52. Write a post to celebrate each goals completion
  53. Write to Mike Gayle in response to his book; ‘The To-Do List’
  54. Listen to at least one song by each band in Amy‘s great big list of goth bands
  55. Sleep under the stars
  56. Get a massage
  57. Host a dinner party
  58. Get a better job
  59. Visit a place of faith other than a Christian one
  60. Compete my London’s Dead walks
  61. Become a London tour guide
  62. Host a themed party
  63. Make everyone a birthday card for a year
  64. Make and decorate a birthday cake for someone
  65. Find a frame for my bat picture and somewhere to hang it
  66. Work out an exercise regime and stick to it
  67. Try to plot my family tree
  68. Obtain my CBT license
  69. Write a panto
  70. Get into a 22” corset
  71. Tag all my photos in iPhoto
  72. Complete Bogle
  73. Clear out wardrobe
  74. Wear a dress on a regular non-special occasion day
  75. Set aside a day to make my iTunes perfect (artist/album/artwork)
  76. Make it to the top of an indoor climbing wall
  77. Learn another language
  78. Read a book in that language
  79. Complete ECDL
  80. Enquire about getting a bat handling license
  81. Watch a bat colony emerge
  82. Customise a my little pony
  83. Finish Skippy’s trenchcoat
  84. Go on a wolf walk
  85. Get a pet
  86. Have inner by candle light
  87. Do something nice for everyone in family
  88. Gt rid of everything I don’t need
  89. Dye my hair again
  90. Watch a sunset
  91. Watch the sun rise
  92. Build up enough muscle mass to comfortably pull my long bow
  93. Go to Paris with Skippy
  94. Learn Quenya
  95. Extract my DNA
  96. Learn to recognise 5 constellations
  97. Make a new kirtle
  98. Get some male medieval kit
  99. Do 5 random acts of kindness
  100. Spend a rainy day watching movies in my PJs
  101. Start a new list on day 1001

 

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