101 in 1001!

I’ve seen quite a few of these lists in the blog world lately, and thought I’d give it a go – what do I have to lose right?!

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Here’s the deal…

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.

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So, starting today – Saturday 14/04/2012, due to finish on Saturday 10/01/2015.

Goals that are in italics have been completed, and goals that are in bold are ‘in the process of..’!

1. Watch 20 films that I have never seen before off the IMDB top 250 list.

2. Get a 100+ followers on my blog.

3. Run a half marathon.

4. Take a Photography Class.

5. Learn to make homemade burgers.

6. Read 101 Books (24/101)

7. Host 10 Dinner Parties.

8. Visit Berlin at Christmas. (Completed 16-19/12/12)

9. Make a Scrapbook.

10. Fall in Love.

11. Listen to 50 TED talks (5/50)

12. Colour a whole colouring book.

13. Acheive a healthy BMI.

14. Put £4,000 in to a savings account.

15. Pay my Mum back the £1250 I owe her (£250/£1250)

16. Donate Blood 5 times. (1/5)

17. Leave 50 Operation Beautiful Notes.

18. Complete Project 365.

19. Send a Postcard to Postsecret.

20. Have a Harry Potter movie marathon.

21. Enter a 5K race.

22. Visit 5 new cities. (5/5 – Athens, Skopje, Split, Florence & Nice)

23. Post 50 new recipes on my blog.

24. Write a book (first draft).

25. Switch my computer off for an hour every night for a month.

26. Go Vegetarian for 2 weeks.

27. Camp in Newquay.

28. Go on a ‘Photography Day’ in London.

29. Do the 30 items of clothing for 30 days challenge.

30. Take a Yoga class.

31. Donate £50 to charity.(£10/50)

32. Watch a Sunrise.

33. Watch a Sunset.

34. Kiss in the Rain.

35.  Backup my computer. (15/7/12)

36. Spend a day being a tourist in my own town.

37. Buy somebody a ‘just because’ gift.

38. Start following 10 new blogs (7/10)

39. Buy a new bed. (23/7/12)

40. Treat a friend to dinner (Ali @ Nandos)

41. Go 2 months without buying any new clothes.

42. Blog every day for a month (May 2012)

43. Make a budget and stick to it for 2 months.

44. See a live basketball game.

45. Go to the cinema on my own.

46. Go out for a meal on my own.

47. Read 20 books off the World Book Night’s List.

48. Treat my Mum to a day out.

49. Take a spinning class.

50. Exercise for at least 30minutes every day for a month.

51. Write and send 20 letters to friends (12/20)

52. Eat a healthy breakfast every day for 2 weeks.

53. Walk at least 10,000 steps every day for a month.

54. Go to France. (Completed 27-31/8/12)

55. Take Mum to Annabelles.

56. Buy a nice, winter, waterproof coat (Purchased 26/12/12)

57. Be able to do 100 press-ups.

58. See 5 things at the theatre (2/5 Revolution, Twelth Night)

59. Make 10 new friends (6/10)

60.Visit a country I have never visited before (Macedonia 13/8/12)

61. Go alcohol free for a month.

62. Go and watch a rugby match live.

63. Give up chocolate for lent.

64. Go for a picnic.

65. Floss my teeth daily for a month.

66. Send someone a care package.

67. Update (/rewrite!) my CV.

68. Go commando 25 times!

69. Leave a note in a library book.

70. Teach a class.

71. Go to a pub quiz. (11/7/12)

72. Make 5 friendship bracelets and give them to people.

73. Visit my Dad’s grave.

74. Ride on a ferris wheel. (Done 03/04/13)

75. Play frisbee.

76. Host a sleepover.

77. Get a wii.

78. Change address on my driving license.

79. Update iTunes on iPad. (Done)

80. Try 5 new restaurants in the UK. (1. Seafood & Pasta Bar – 24/7/12, 2. Quay 33 – 03/03/13)

81. Go camping.

82. Visit the zoo.

83. Play crazy golf.

84. Bake cupcakes.

85. Have a reunion with my university course mates.

86. Whiten my teeth!

87. Stay in 3 UK youth hostels (1/3 Clink 78, London)

88. Send a friend a random gift.

89. Join a new hockey club.

90. Go running with my brother.

91. Keep my nails nicely painted for a month. (Completed 12/01 – 12/02/13)

92. Guest post for 5 other blogs (Please help me out here guys!) (1. DaddtoLibbs)

93. Have 5 people guest post on TFF (again, help please!) (1. Chris @ Inkspot Stories)

94. Drink only water for 5 days.

95. Go to church. (Completed 09/11/12)

96. Do something practical with the jewelerry I have inherited but never wear.

97. Have a naked photo taken.

98. On my 24th birthday, write a letter to myself to be opened on my 25th birthday.

99. Buy a lottery ticket. (Done 28/07/12)

100. Make a birthday cake for someone.

101. Post on TTF about completing 40 of these tasks. (6/40) (#8, #22, #54, #70, #74,  #79, #99)

23 Responses to “101 in 1001!”

  1. melissa April 16, 2012 at 3:43 pm #

    I seriously adore your list. If I decide to do another one, I may steal a few of yours! 🙂

  2. Fran (@freeborboleta) May 3, 2012 at 6:20 pm #

    I’m doing on of these too! Love your list 🙂

  3. Fatty May 4, 2012 at 8:07 pm #

    What a cool idea! I’d never heard of this one. It actually does sound much more achievable! and 2.75 years makes it…. erm… I have no idea how long from today but I may do some reverse mathematics and work it out from your dates lol!

    I think I might try to do this too! GOOD LUCK with your list! I hope to see some more strikeouts on these next time I check back on it 😉

    • Sophie @ threetimesf May 5, 2012 at 4:01 pm #

      If you google something like ‘time calculator’ there are some websites that work the dates out for you!

  4. Fatty May 4, 2012 at 8:08 pm #

    I just noticed what you’d written fro #79: Update Itunes on Ipad.

    ROFL! Love it!

  5. Megan C. Stroup December 30, 2012 at 7:55 pm #

    I think these are awesome goals. I have a bucket list on my blog (http://megancstroup.blogspot.ch/p/someday.html), but I really think I should re-evaluate my items and put a deadline on them, otherwise I don’t see how I will get it all done! Thanks for the inspiration. 🙂

  6. Lady Unemployed April 15, 2013 at 1:23 am #

    Wow, you’ve done well! I also love the idea of 101 in 1001 – it’s very realistic and a lot nicer sounding with a bucket list (which to me, always has an ominous tone to it – what happens if I actually complete my bucket list before I die??). This is something I could see myself doing!

  7. Kevin Thai April 16, 2013 at 4:14 am #

    What a great concept. Can’t believe I had not come across this idea. It’s usually only bucket lists I’ve come across. Will be coming up with my own realistic list. And good luck on the rest of your list too!

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