Project 101

Taken from the Day Zero Project website:

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.

Some common goal setting tips:
1. Be decisive. Know exactly what you want, why you want it, and how you plan to achieve it.

2. Stay Focussed. Any goal requires sustained focus from beginning to end. Constantly evaluate your progress.

3. Welcome Failure. Frequently, very little is learned from a venture that did not experience failure in some form. Failure presents the opportunity to learn and makes the success more worthy.

4. Write down your goals. It clarifies your thinking and reinforces your commitment.

5. Keep your goals in sight. Review them frequently, and ensure that they are always at the forefront of your thinking.

101 Things in 1001 Days

Calculation results
From date: Saturday, March 7, 2009
Added 1001 days
Resulting date: Saturday, December 3, 2011

Heatlh & Diet
1. Lose 10 lbs by March 31st, 2009.
2. Lose 10 lbs between April 1st and June 30th, 2009.
3. Lose 10 lbs between July 31st and September 30th, 2009.
4. Lose 5 lbs between October 1st and December 31st, 2009.
5. Try at least one new recipe per month for 12 months.
6. Get 30 minutes of exercise 3x per week for one month.
7. Take vitamin 1x daily per month
8. Make one meal from scratch per week (canned or frozen veggies is acceptable)
9. Drink 8 (8 oz) glasses of water per day for one week.
10. Write in my 3FC journal every day for one month.
11. Track my food for one week.
12. Try a new exercise class.
13. Lose 10 lbs between January 1st and March 31st, 2010.
14. Lose 10 lbs between April 1st and June 30th, 2010.
15. Lose 10 lbs between July 31st and September 30th, 2010.
16. Lose 5 lbs between October 1st and December 31st, 2010.
17. Take before pictures for journal.
18. Take “during” pictures once per month.
19. Eat a fruit or veggie with every meal for one month.
20. Participate in a fun run/walk.

Home
1. Repaint shutters
2. Grow a container garden.
3. Convert spare room into a bedroom.
4. Finish bathroom remodel that was started 3 years ago.
5. Repaint living room.
6. Repaint kitchen.
7. Find and implement 5 new ways for our home to be more “green”
8. Do some landscaping in the front yard.
9. Get driveway paved.
10. Finally put pictures up.
11. Try 3 workshops at Lowes, Home Depot, etc.
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Entertainment/Personal Growth – because learning is fun!
1. Do something free each week while kids are on summer vacation (2009)
2. Do something free each week while kids are on summer vacation (2010)
3. See one new (to me) movie per month.
4. Read 3 new books per month for 6 months.
5. Find time for ME 1x per week.
6. Cut internet usage down to 1 hour per day for two weeks.
7. Update my iPod.
8. Try a new activity.
9. Replace my favorite books that I have read so much they have fallen apart.
10. Go to a concert or play.
11. Volunteer 12 times before deadline.
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Financial
1. Save $1,000 for secret trip
2. Pay off all small loans ($500 or less)
3. Keep track of all coupon savings for 6 months (update monthly)
4. Organize desk/bills
5. Try one new frugal habit per week for one month
6. Save all spare change, cashing in once per month and updating total monthly.
7. Reduce largest credit card debt by 25%.
8. No eating out for one month.
9. Stay in the black for 3 months in a row.
10. Get a part-time job.
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Random:
1. Visit 10 local tourist spots.
2. Develop all photos that I’ve taken
3. Organize all photos.
4. Get caught up on DS#1’s scrapbook.
5. Get caught up on DS#2’s scrapbook.
6. Get caught up on DD’s scrapbook.
7. Get and stay caught up on laundry for one month.
8. Have a staycation.
9. Camp in the backyard.
10. Go to Infinitus 2010.
11. Get a massage.
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