Monday, July 21, 2008

My 101 in 1001 Days

I have been reading about 101 in 1001 days and decided I needed something else to occupy my time. Here is my list, but first the rules:

The Mission: Complete 101 preset tasks in a period of 1001 days.
The Criteria: Tasks must be specific (i.e. no ambiguity in the wording) with a result that is either measurable or clearly defined. Tasks must also be realistic and stretching (i.e. 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 organizing and timing some tasks such as overseas trips or outdoor activities.
Start Date: Saturday, July 21, 2008
End Date: Saturday, April 18, 2011

Baileysgranny’s 101 in 1001 days list
1. Give up sugar for a week
2. Meet target weight
3. Maintain target weight
4. Go to Curves three times a week
5. Go to the dentist for a check up
6. Look into teeth whitening or laminates
7. Go to the eye doctor for a check up
8. Get a physical
9. No soft drinks for a month.
10.Eat RDA fruits and vegetables for a week
11.Have a rest and recharge weekend once every six months
12.No fast food for one month
13.Take my vitamins every day for a month
14.Ride my bicycle once a weekend for a month
15.Get my hair professionally colored
16.Get a pedicure and a manicure once a month for three months
17.Make two new friends
18.Have a spa day once every two months

19.Save for and expand patio
20.Get the patio cleaned off and decorated
21.Put up wallpaper border in master bedroom
22.Paint the guest bathroom

23.Write down one thing I'm thankful for everyday for a month
24.Attend church three Sundays a month for six months
25.Join an on-line Bible Study

26.Send holiday cards (not just Christmas cards)
27.Write my grandmother once a month for three months
28.Write 101 reason I love Dave
29.Once a month for three months send a card or letter just because
30.Have a game night with Brent once a month for six months
31.Spend an afternoon with Brandon once a month for six months
32.Take the dogs for a walk in the mornings for one month
33.Be more romantic at least twice a week for three months
34.Important phone call for Brent

35.Create weekly do lists and complete for six weeks
36.Look into and start a modified Fly Lady cleaning regime
37.Work on chores list and household list
38.Implement recycling program
39.Clean and organize master bedroom closet
40.Hire a cleaning gal
41.Get my home completely clean and keep it that way for two months so we can have accept surprise guests
42.Make daily lists for three months to keep my schedule more organized and productive
43.Get the storage unit emptied

44.Put all my recipes on the computer, reprint and laminate
45.Try a new restaurant once a month for six months
46.Cook 100 new recipes
47.Have an extended family dinner once a month

48.Save a $1.00 a day for 1001 days
49.Take care of stocks
50.Find a way to make money working from home
51.Get a new filing cabinet and use it!
52.Make and sign a will
53.Keep up with my office hours (15+ hours per week)
54.Set budget for holidays and stick to it
55.No impulse purchases for three months – only buy what’s on the list!
56.Keep groceries at $100 a week for a month

57.Read an average of two books a week
58.Watch at least three movies each week
59.Read new authors - Make a list A to Z of Authors
60.Watch Ugly Betty DVD’s (Season 1)
61.Watch Reba DVD’s (Season 1, 2, 3, and 4)
62.Watch Two and a Half Men DVD’s (Season 1 and 2)
63.Watch Sex and the City DVD’s (Season 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, and 10)
64.Watch Friends DVD’s (Season 1, 2, 3, and 4)
65.Watch Weeds (Season 1 and 2)
66.Watch Nip Tuck (Season 1, 2, and 3)
67.Weed out my DVD and VHS collection
68.Transfer VHD to DVD

69.Visit St Augustine
70.Visit the Kennedy Space Center

71.Visit Washington DC
72.Trip to Nashville for Country Music Fun Fest

73.Give blood
74.Put together a hurricane supply kit for the house
75. Put together an emergency kit for the car

76.Complete Techniques 101 class and put in Inspiration File
77.Scrapbook at least once a week for six months
78.Start a journal and write it in at least once a week
79.Once a month for six months send a card or letter just because
80.Finish my grandmother’s quilt
81.Make my country music t-shirts into a quilt
82.Make a recipe book for Nicole
83.Get digital scrapbook layouts printed for albums
84.Complete one piece of jewelry a week for three months
85.Get my completed scrapbook pages organized and in albums
86.Finish my 2003 scrapbook pages
87.Collect a complete set of the state quarters and put in album

88.Complete a Day in the Life photography challenge
89.Complete A-Z photography challenge
90.Use the camera at every opportunity and make the behavior automatic
91.Take 1001 amazing photos
92.Put photos in my empty picture frame collection
93.Create a wall of pictures of family and friends
94.Get CD’s of old pictures from my Dad and organize them
95.Photograph each of my 101 in 1001

96.Take a photography class
97.Learn to work with silver clay
98.Learn Dance Revolution

99. Collect my spare change and cash it in on day 101
100. Write an entry on my blog for each of the tasks completed
101. Start a new 101 in 1001 list when this one is over

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