The one with 101 things

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.


  1. Re-join the gym and go at least 3 times a week for a term (0/12)
  2. Ride my bike every month for 6 months (0/6)
  3. Try out theLincolnshire 20s and 30s Walking Group
  4. Go to the theatre at least 4 times (2/4)
  5. Change my hair colour
  6. Celebrate Buy Nothing Day – 29th November – every year (0/3)
  7. Buy some shares
  8. Walk up Steep Hill without stopping
  9. Download a random iTune every month (1/34)
  10. Go to Yoga classes
  11. Wear make-up every day for a month.(0/31)
  12. Have a professional bra fitting.
  13. Go 2 months without buying any new clothing items.
  14. Wear a skirt at least once every week for a term (7/12)
  15. Try contact lenses
  16. Fill the £1 savings tin
  17. Follow a regular skincare routine for 2 months
  18. Win a competition
  19. Watch every episode of Friends
  20. Go without Facebook for a week
  21. Never have more than one basket of ironing to do Going OK so far!
  22. Have a non-chocolate Advent calendar
  23. Post to PostSecret
  24. Get down to a size 12
  25. File paperwork once a fortnight Managing so far!
  26. Get a library card and borrow a book every school holiday (0/16)
  27. Try sushi
  28. finish 9 weeks of the Couch to 5K programme
  29. Find another personal challenge



  1. Create a blog – DONE 24/7/08
  2. Learn to crochet first chain made19/8/08
  3. Sew all my badges on my camp blanket
  4. Hem all the unfinished curtains Almost there!
  5. Mend all the clothes on the sewing pile
  6. Make Christmas cards for family and friends
  7. Update my family website
  8. Add at least 2 more generations of ancestors to my GenesReunited Family Tree DONE Oct 08
  9. Take part in Ed’s 52 Photos Challenge
  10. Use my watercolours to paint 4 pictures (0/4)
  11. Join a singing group
  12. Make fudge.
  13. Take part in 26 Things
  14. Learn to play 2 recognisable tunes on the flute (0/2)
  15. Watch 5 friends’ favourite films (0/5)
  16. Find another creative challenge
  17. Find another creative challenge


Friends & Family

  1. Write to my closest friends instead of sending an e mail (MS,KA)
  2. Have 5 dinner parties (0/5)
  3. Have 3 BBQs, including one in the winter! (0/3)
  4. Get my wedding dress cleaned
  5. Make a will
  6. Host Christmas dinner
  7. Have 6 meals in the freezer at the start of every half term (1/16)
  8. Host a fondue or cheese & wine night
  9. Take Ed to Heston Blumenthal’s pub
  10. Write and mail at least one ‘thinking of you’ card each month. (2/34)
  11. Send someone flowers “just because”
  12. Clear out my room at Mum & Dad’s
  13. Send out my hen party pictures and video
  14. With Nicola, plan a St Georges reunion
  15. Let my husband choose a challenge for me
  16. Let my best friend choose a challenge for me
  17. Visit Emma inNewcastle DONE 29/10/08
  18. Throw a party to celebrate my 100 accomplishments!


Work & Guiding

  1. Complete class reports at least one week before the deadline
  2. Maintain and update great classroom displays for a year
  3. Make a Minsk 2007 scrapbook
  4. Make a 28th Lincoln Guides Unit scrapbook
  5. Gain my camp and holiday licences for Guides
  6. Read all the children’s books on my shelf (!)
  7. Go to a jamboree as staff
  8. Do something amazing in 2010 to celebrate the Guide centenary
  9. Catalogue all my school books started 13/8/08
  10. Volunteer to do something I wouldn’t normally do – DONE 10/9/08
  11. Organise a county Senior Section trip
  12. Take my minibus test
  13. Plan each half term at school in advance Going OK so far!
  14. Make one night a week a “no work and no Guides” night for a year Going OK so far!
  15. Visit Broneirion, Netherurd and Blackland Farm Guide Centres
  16. Complete my 75 Nights Away badge
  17. Make a threshold application – I have the form…
  18. Teach a term without using a text book


The World

  1. Visit Doddington Hall with Karen
  2. Visit theEden Project in Summer and Autumn
  3. Return to Longleat to see inside the house
  4. Take Lucy to the beach
  5. Use Eco-Libris with every new school book purchased
  6. Participate in FreeCycle at least 6 times DONE 20/8/08 (8/6)
  7. Use my re-usable bags DONE 12/8/08
  8. Go skiing again
  9. Find white flags for our world map
  10. VisitEstonia
  11. Get a pin in the southern hemisphere
  12. Go strawberry picking
  13. Go on a holiday just using the £1 savings tin
  14. Take part in a MoonWalk
  15. Go on a canal boat
  16. VisitEgypt
  17. Make at least one loan through Kiva
  18. Take part in PostCrossing
  19. Donate £5 to the NSPCC for every incomplete challenge after 1001 days

My deadline: May 5th 2011

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